Founding Member eSignLive Sponsoring First ESRA Conference

September 18, 2007

The Electronic Signature & Records Association is a groundbreaking new organization founded by Silanis and others to promote awareness and understanding of electronic signatures and records. Its first national conference will be on November 13-14.

Montreal, QC, September 19, 2007 — Leading e-signature provider Silanis will be an active presenter and participant at the first-ever national conference of the Electronic Signature & Records Association (ESRA) to take place on November 13-14 in Washington, DC.

"ESRA is the first industry association dedicated the use and adoption of electronic signatures and records, which is why Silanis wanted to be deeply involved in its start-up," said Michael Laurie, Silanis vice-president and co-founder, and ESRA board member.

"It brings together the leading vendors and users from across financial services and commercial industries to help everyone, everywhere take advantage of this technology."

Featuring a keynote address by Congressman Jay Inslee (D-WA), who played a crucial role in the passing of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN), the theme of this landmark conference will be "Getting E-Signatures Right: Key Business, Technology and Legal Developments."

Presenters will include, among others, David Whitaker, senior counsel, Strategy and Operational Risk Group, Wells Fargo Bank, and Jerry Buckley, partner, Buckley Kolar LLP. Case studies will highlight e-signature initiatives by Microsoft, Stewart Title and major auto finance organizations. Sessions will include the following topics:

  • E-Signatures in E-Commerce: A Status Report
  • The Law of E-Signatures Today: A Detailed Analysis of the Success of the  ESIGN Act
  • Integrating E-Signatures Across Corporate Platforms
  • Status Report on Standards
  • Specific Industry-Wide Successful Implementations
  • Long-Term Retention of Electronically Signed Records
  • Government Influences on Technology Adoption
  • Predictions for Key Trends

This event is a must for any organization considering implementing e-signatures, and will also be of interest to those already benefiting from electronic signatures' ability to cut costs and streamline processes.

To register for the conference, taking place at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC, or for more information, visit:

Founded by prestigious e-signature providers and users AIG, Adobe, DocuSign, eOriginal, Genworth Financial, Silanis Technology and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, ESRA's existence is proof increasing penetration of e-signatures and e-commerce across all industries.

ESRA provides a centralized educational resource for its members and the public with respect to the legal, regulatory and operational issues in relation to the use of electronic signatures and records.

Benefits to ESRA members include direct involvement in key electronic signature and records issues; access to the most timely information from top experts in the field; ongoing opportunities to discuss best practices and learn about further applications; and a vehicle for member companies to promote a legal and regulatory environment that remains friendly to electronic commerce as it grows in importance to the public.

Open to public and private organizations, technology providers and industry partners, ESRA covers various industries, promotes the SPeRS guidelines, and works closely with standards and industry organizations such as MBA, AFSA, and NAVA.

About Silanis

Founded in 1992, Silanis Technology Inc. is the largest and most experienced provider of electronic signature solutions. More than 1,400 government and commercial organizations, representing two million users, depend on Silanis' solutions to accelerate operations, improve service and reduce costs.

The company's solutions not only eliminate the inefficiencies of paper, they provide reliable and auditable business records needed to demonstrate compliance with applicable laws, standards, regulations and policies.