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2008 SSP TMR

Speaker Bios

Adam Weiss

Adam Weiss is a successful educational podcaster and podcast consultant, as well as a sought-after digital media strategist. An expert interviewer and communicator, he aims to show that digital communication is more about story, presentation, and technique than fancy gear and tech toys.

He is the creator of the award-winning Current Science & Technology Podcast for the Museum of Science in Boston, which he hosted for more than two years. He now hosts the Simply Science video series for the education division of Nature and the JNCI Podcast for the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Adam also provides consultation on social networking, living with technology, web design and best practices, and general digital media strategy.

Christopher Kenneally

At Copyright Clearance Center, Christopher Kenneally is responsible for organizing and hosting programs that address the business needs of authors of all backgrounds, from academics to freelancers.

Among other activities, he is host and moderator for an ongoing series of writing conferences called, “Beyond the Book” (www.beyondthebook.com). The programs are frequently broadcast nationally on C-SPAN’s Book-TV and in Canada on BookTelevision; the series is also now a podcast, available from iTunes.com.

In addition, Kenneally’s articles on such topics as blogging, search engines, and the impact of technology on writers have appeared in the Boston Business Journal, Washington Business Journal, and BookTech Magazine, among other publications.

An award-winning journalist and author of Massachusetts 101, a history of the state “from Redcoats to Red Sox” (www.mass101.com ), Christopher Kenneally has reported on education, business, travel, culture and technology for the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Independent of London, and many other leading publications. He also has reported for WBUR-FM (Boston), National Public Radio and WGBH-TV (Boston).

Chuck Richard

As Vice President at Outsell, Chuck Richard is Lead Analyst for b-to-b trade publishing, advertising and lead generation, including the impact of search services on these sectors. He serves as a senior analyst and executive level advisor to a broad range of Outsell clients, covering information companies, their competitive positions, industry disruptors and landscape-changing trends.

His clients benefit from Chuck’s 25 years experience in strategic planning, investment banking, consulting and market analysis across an unusual breadth of information content segments. He has worked at senior executive levels in both large corporations, including at the headquarters offices of both LexisNexis and Reed Business Information, and in small privately held firms including investment banking firm, the Jordan, Edmiston Group. While Vice President of Strategic Planning for B2B publishing leader Reed Business Information, previously Cahners, he was instrumental in the completion of more than 30 mergers and acquisitions valued at more than $1 billion.

Chuck is frequently cited as an industry expert: His press credits include The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg Radio, National Public Radio, Business Week, Forbes, CNN Money, TheStreet.com, MarketWatch,Fortune Small Business, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times, AdWeek, Advertising Age, Crain’s BtoB, MediaPost, InformationWeek,CNET and UPI.

Chuck served on the Board of Directors of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) for years, and is on the Business Information Council of the American Business Media (ABM) industry association. He has worked in Brazil, speaks Portuguese, and earned a PhD and Masters in Quantitative Business Analysis from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he was awarded a full doctoral fellowship in his fourth year of graduate studies.

David Perlmutter

DAVID D. PERLMUTTER is a professor at the School of Journalism & Mass Communications, University of Kansas. He received his BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He is the author or editor of seven books on political communication and persuasion.

He has also written several dozen research articles for academic journals as well as more than 150 essays for U.S. and international newspapers and magazines. He has been interviewed by most major news networks and newspapers, from the New York Times to CNN and ABC and most recently, The Daily Show.

Eric Olson

Eric Olson is Draper Fisher Jurvetson Portage Venture Partners’ first Associate. His responsibilities include sourcing deals and working on due diligence.

Prior to DFJ Portage Olson worked in Partner Development at Google and in Business Development for DFJ Portage backed startup FeedBurner which was acquired by Google in June 2007.

Olson started his career as an analyst at Cambridge Associates in Boston, MA where he focused on alternative assets and particularly Venture Capital.

In his spare time Olson is one half the founding duo of TECH cocktail, a quarterly networking event for technology people in Chicago and the Midwest, which draws in 500+ of the best Midwest entrepreneurs each quarter.

Eric also volunteers at World Bicycle Relief where he advises on web strategy.

Olson holds a B.S. in Finance with a minor in Information Technology from Bentley College (magna cum laude).

Fabien Savenay

As SVP, Sales & Marketing, Fabien Savenay directs company-wide sales and marketing activities since 2005.

Prior to joining Seed he was Global Head of Advertising & Sponsorship at Nature Publishing Group, as well as Publisher of Naturejobs, a classified career resource for professional scientists that won an EPpy award for Best Internet Classified Service under his leadership. Prior to that he owned the advertising agency Es Media in Paris.

Fabien was born in France and educated at the Grand Ecole de Communication et Marketing (Groupe INSEEC) in Paris and at the London Business School.

Ian Freed

Ian Freed joined Amazon in 2004 as director of mobile products and services. Now in Amazon’s Digital Services division, he oversees the business division including product marketing and engineering for end-to-end product and services in digital media, including Kindle, Amazon’s wireless reading device.

Before joining Amazon Digital, Freed was vice president of mobile products and services with RealNetworks, Inc. where he oversaw business development, marketing, product management, and product development globally. He previously served as president of his own company, Ian Freed Consulting where he worked from 1991 to 1997. Prior to that, he was a consultant at Richard A. Eisner & Company and Kalba International.

Freed earned his bachelor’s degree in Physics from Dartmouth College and his master’s degree from Harvard University.

Jill O’Neill

Jill O’Neill has been a part of the information community for more than 20 years, holding positions at such firms as Elsevier, Thomson Scientific and John Wiley & Sons.

Her current role is Director of Planning & Communication for NFAIS, an international membership organization of content and technology providers.

Her current focus is on Web-based applications for the creation, discovery and dissemination of content and promoting the potential value of those tools to the global information community.

John Lustina

John Lustina divides his time between developing the strategic, long-term course of the company, managing key campaigns, and forging and maintaining relationships between Intrapromote and its partners.

His fierce devotion to clients and their investment is illustrated by his obsession with metrics and the ability to show clients substantial and consistent return on investment (ROI) from Search Engine Optimization dollars.

Along with Co-Founder Doug Ausbury, John formed Intrapromote in 1999 as an alternative to traditional online marketing houses, with the ultimate goal of offering a broad base of Search Engine Marketing services. John’s vertical SEO specialties include hospitality, luxury travel and major media/news sites.

Joy Moore

As Vice President of Global Partnerships for Seed Technology, Joy Moore works with organizations, interest groups, and individuals to define and implement technical resources that serve the interests of scientists around the world.
Before coming to Seed Media Group, Joy was a Publisher at Nature Publishing Group, working with leading scientific and medical societies to extend their publishing programs. She also led the launch of the Nature Network Boston site.

Joy received a BA in English Literature from the College of William and Mary, but very quickly turned her interests toward scientists and scientific communication through her first job as Managing Editor for the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. She also held a number of journal and website development and management positions with Blackwell Publishing.

Joy lives by the sea in Marblehead, Massachusetts and heads up Seed Media Group’s newest office in Cambridge, MA.

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO/Publisher for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. He has been the Executive Director of Product Development for the New England Journal of Medicine, the Publishing Director for NEJM, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. He’s worked in healthcare publishing for 20 years, and has been a writer, editor, designer, copy editor, managing editor, and publisher. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Scholarly Kitchen, writes fiction under his pen name Andrew Kent, and has degrees in English and business.

October Ivins

October Ivins is an independent consultant specializing in market research and pricing and marketing academic information products. She works primarily with societies, small publishers and university presses, helping them navigate customer expectations for electronic content. After a 20-year library career at UNC-Chapel Hill and LSU, she worked toward a library science doctorate at UT Austin focusing on pricing digital content and qualitative research methods. From 1998 until 2001, she was an executive at two dot coms. October is a frequent speaker at many library and publishing meetings, including ALA, ICOLC, NASIG, SSP, and TLA. She is active in ALA and is the current president of SSP.

Scott Hensley

Scott Hensley edits and contributes to The Wall Street Journal Health Blog.

The blog (available free at http://blogs.wsj.com/health) offers news and analysis on health and the business of health.

An editor in the paper’s New York Health and Science Bureau, Mr. Hensley joined the Journal in 2000 and covered health care and the pharmaceutical industry for seven years. He also wrote “Follow the Money” an online column that looked at the health-care industry.

His story about Pfizer Inc.’s failed attempt to develop an anti-aging pill was part of a series on soaring drug prices that won a New York Press Club award for business coverage in 2003.

Previously, he wrote for Modern Healthcare, where he was New York bureau chief, and American Banker.
Born in Texas, Mr. Hensley earned a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Scott Karp

Scott Karp is the co-founder & CEO of Publish2, Inc. He is also Editor, Publisher, and the creator of Publishing 2.0, a blog about how technology is transforming media. Folio: magazine named Scott one of the 40 most influential people in publishing for 2007.

Scott was previously the Director of Digital Strategy for Atlantic Media, publisher of The Atlantic, one of the oldest and most respected media brands in the world (2007 is The Atlantic’s 150th anniversary).

Before joining Atlantic Media in 2001, he was with the D.C. strategic research firm, The Advisory Board, and prior to that, The Princeton Review.