2009 SSP 31st Annual Meeting, Marriott Baltimore Waterfront, Baltimore, MD
Seminar 02 – Repurposing Content: Practical New Ideas…
Prior to venturing on her own, she worked for 18 + years at Random House Inc., her last position there was VP of Production of the Trade Division., which consisted of 5 imprints.
She also spent time as a Production Director at Reader’s Digest Book Division and McGraw Hill College Division. On the print production side, Della has represented The Stinehour Press in Vermont since 2003, working with a diversity of clients in producing fine art and photography books.
– In 1988, Gurvinder co-founded Aptara which has become the largest publishing services company in the world. Today, Aptara has over 3,500 employees in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Germany and India. Aptara was on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies list in 2000, 2001 and 2002.
– In 2009, Gurvinder co-founded KiwiTech which is a mobile app development and e-book distribution company focused on mobile and Web platforms. The company is leveraging technology and a proven entrepreneurial team to provide cutting edge alternatives to distribution of content on various mobile platforms including iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Nokia.
Prior to launching Aptara, Gurvinder also started a company in India, a desktop publishing firm called Calligraphics. Earlier in his career he worked for D.C.M. Data Products, a well-known computer manufacturing company with headquarters in New Delhi.
Gurvinder graduated in 1987 from the prestigious engineering school, Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, where he earned an engineering degree in electronics and communications.
Gurvinder is a frequent speaker in technology related conferences and was selected among top 10 CTO’s in the Washington DC area in 2008.
Talis Education was established to explore how learning technology and the semantic web can help shape tools for key stakeholders in global higher education, namely, the libraries, academics and students. As part of an initial foray into this area it is developing Talis Aspire, a next generation resource list management tool, with considerable input from a group of UK universities.