blank AFIP19Debbie Thorp has worked in digital printing for over 20 years and is Business Development Director at Global Inkjet Systems Ltd. (GIS), a leading developer of RIP software, drivers and electronics for industrial inkjet printheads. In the late 1990’s Debbie was Head of Group Marketing at Xaar plc and then moved on to be Director of Business Development at AIP Ltd., a liquid toner technology initiative. Before joining GIS, she was VP EMEA Operations at iTi – an inkjet integrator and materials deposition device manufacturer. Earlier in her career, Debbie worked for 10 years in senior positions at specialist digital printing consultancy companies such as BIS Strategic Decisions, IT Strategies and CAP Ventures. Debbie has a BA degree in Modern Languages from Manchester University and an MBA from Durham University Business School.