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2009 SSP 31st Annual Meeting, Marriott Baltimore Waterfront, Baltimore, MD

Concurrent 1C: Publishing for the Google Generation


Vikram Savkar
Since 2007, Vikram Savkar has been Senior Vice President and Publishing Director at Nature Publishing Group, responsible for designing and launching Nature Education. Prior to this position, he held a number of leadership roles at Pearson Education, with responsibility (among other roles) for developing and implementing digital growth strategies and evolving custom publishing capabilities. Before joining Pearson, he worked for three years as the assistant to Maestro Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Savkar graduated from Harvard University with degrees in physics and classics.
Rich Pirozzi
Rich Pirozzi is Director of Customer Development for the Higher Education division of John Wiley & Sons. He is responsible for the acquisition and support of customers using Wiley’s digital higher education product offerings – notably WileyPlUS – including overseeing such aspects as training, technical support, and fulfillment. Rich is a 1992 graduate of Gettysburg College (BA in management), with 17 years’ work experience in higher education publishing sales, marketing, and business and customer development.