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OPEN TALK: Do Not Download Your PDF: A Story of Digital Document Usability and Security in Your Application

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Andrey Safonov
PDFTron, Head of Product

As head of product and front man for PDFTron, you may recognize him from our YouTube channel, or various speaking gigs with the PDF Association or others.
With more than a decade of experience in the tech industry, as an engineer, product manager and general code ninja, Andrey works closely with all companies from start-ups to the Fortune 500 to produce technical products that add business value.

Peter Hawker
PDFTron, Product Manager

An electrical engineer by trade, Peter began developing and managing technical engineering projects, which bled into managing digital products of all kinds. Naturally, and not to sway too far from his roots, his main focus market at PDFTron is the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) industry, which is a top focus market. Passionate about all digital content, from PDFs to 3D models, Peter aims to build powerful collaboration products for organizations of all sizes, from startups to the Fortune 500.

The usage of digital documents within an app affects basically every industry and use-case and now more than ever. Have you ever looked into incorporating documents into your app? There’s a lot to consider. And what about digital security? When it comes to thinking about the document lifecycle within an app, there are several things to think about:
- The in-app experience when working with multiple documents
- Integrating a viewer inside of the app beyond any built-in viewers
- Providing consistent behaviour across multiple browsers
- Providing customized UI for annotating PDFs, images, MS Office documents and videos
- Improving your search across multiple documents beyond just title and metadata

In this session you’ll learn about the importance of digital documents in today’s world and how to work with them using Javascript, React, Angular and Vue.