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2011 IN Conference

Speaker Bios

Bradley Allen

Bradley P. Allen is VP, Elsevier Labs at Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of scientific and medical content. Mr. Allen began his career as a member of the research staff at Carnegie-Mellon’s Robotics Institute. As a senior member of the technical team at Inference Corporation he created CBR Express, one of the first and most successful case-based reasoning solutions for customer support. He was founder and CTO at Limbex Corporation, where he created WebCompass, an Internet search assistant that won Best Of Show at COMDEX Fall ’95. Mr. Allen was also founder of TriVida Corporation, a Web site personalization application services provider, serving as CTO until TriVida’s acquisition by Be Free, Inc. in 2000, and founder and CTO of Siderean Software, a vendor of Semantic Web solutions for information access and discovery. Mr. Allen earned a BS in applied mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1982, and has been awarded five U.S. patents.

Dan Strempel

Dan Strempel is the Senior Analyst/Editor of Simba’s Business and Professional Group where he edits the Professional Content Report newsletter and associated market reports. In addition, Dan executes in-depth customized research projects and represents Simba at industry conferences and events. Since joining Simba, Dan has brought an increased emphasis on global coverage of professional markets. In 2007, the group introduced the market reports Global Legal & Business Publishing 2007-2008, Global STM Publishing 2007-2008 and Global Professional Publishing 2007-2008. Prior to Simba, Dan was managing editor at Westfair Communications in White Plains, NY-the publisher of Westchester County Business Journal and Fairfield County Business Journal-where his work earned recognition from the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2004, The Business Council of Westchester named Dan as one of its “Rising Stars: Forty Under Forty” award winners. Dan is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Journalism.

Eric Newman

Eric Newman After joining Butterworths in Australia, Eric spent eight years in Singapore establishing Reed’s (now Elsevier) first offices in India, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Returning to the US, he became global Chief Executive of STM publisher Butterworth-Heinemann. He is a past president of medical publisher Appleton & Lange. He is also a past officer of the American Medical Publishers Association, PSP/AAP and International STM, a founding director of the largest online bookseller in China, director of PWN (Poland), and is currently a non-executive director of the BMJ Group (London) and Vice Chairman of the American Academy of Neurology business operations. He consults for publishers and dot-coms from around the world on strategy and market entry. In 2008, he helped Beijing medical publisher PMPH open a US office and then make its first international acquisition.

Jan Reichelt

Jan is Co-Founder and President of Mendeley (www.mendeley.com), a London- and New York-based technology startup. Since its launch in 2009, Mendeley has grown into the world’s largest research collaboration platform (1.5m users) and crowdsourced research database (150m documents). Jan was also a lecturer in Electronic Business and Information Management at the University of Cologne and served as an advisor to SAP’s supervisory board. Besides this, hes totally fascinated with Latin-American dances (such as Salsa), regularly attending (very non-academic) dance congresses.

Joseph McEntee

Joe McEntee is Group Editor at IOP Publishing, a leading international science publisher with divisions in the UK, US, Europe, Japan and China. Joe provides editorial leadership for IOP’s online and print journalism teams to ensure best practice – editorially and commercially – across a range of product groups and partner-publishing activities. Joe also heads up the company’s multimedia content team – spanning online video, webinar and audio services – and represents IOP on the steering committee of a pan-European customer-research project that aims to anticipate the changing e-publishing requirements of physical scientists and their research libraries.

Julie Beckman

Julie Beckman

Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts in The Growth and Structure of Cities from Bryn Mawr College in 1995 followed by a Master of Architecture from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 2001. Prior to the founding of KBAS, she worked as a project manager/architectural designer with several design firms in and around NYC including Eric Baker Architecture (NJ), Delecour & Ferrara Architects (Brooklyn, NY) and Stephen Tilly, Architect (Dobbs Ferry, NY). Julie is currently a visiting lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture and a studio critic in the Department of Architecture at University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Design.

KBAS was launched in 2002 by Keith Kaseman and Julie Beckman in New York City. Upon having their entry selected as the winning scheme in the Pentagon Memorial Design Competition in 2003, KBAS relocated operations to Alexandria, VA for over three years to focus efforts on the Memorials design development and construction documents. With construction underway on the Pentagon Memorial, KBAS relocated its headquarters to Philadelphia, PA in 2006. Their operational neighborhood spans from New York City to Washington, DC on a weekly basis. KBAS thrives in situations where multifaceted, innovative strategies are required to consolidate and transform diverse parameters into spatial opportunities and bonuses not yet imagined. They practice design as a rigorous process of interrogation and refinement towards interwoven strategies that facilitate intelligent space. Equipped with an array of imaginative techniques and digital design tools, they operate with an acute capacity to face any compelling design challenge head-on.

Mark Witkowski

Mark Witkowski is the VP of Technology Development at The Sheridan Technology Lab. The Technology Lab is a division of The Sheridan Group committed to developing and introducing technology-based solutions to support the journal, book, magazine, and catalog publishing communities. In this role, Mark works with company leaders to set and execute strategies for advancing Sheridans technology programs. <pP

Mark joined The Sheridan Group in 1999 and has held several technology-related roles in the Magazine, Journal and Book markets. From 2006 through 2009, Mark was the Vice-President of Operations at Sheridan Books, where he led the Operations Team through substantial investments in equipment, streamlined production workflows and improved service to customers.

Mark earned a Master of Science degree in Graphic Arts Systems from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Loyola University. He has authored two books on Adobes popular PDF format as well as one book on Adobe InDesign.

Mary Waltham

Mary Waltham founded her own consulting company (www.MaryWaltham.com) in 1999 to help scholarly publishers confront the rapid change that the networked economy poses to their business models and to develop new opportunities to build publications that deliver outstanding scientific and economic value.

Prior to creating her company, Mary was President and Publisher for Nature and the nature family of journals in the U.S. Earlier she was Managing Director and Publisher of The Lancet.

Mary has worked at a senior executive level in science and medical publishing companies across a range of media, which includes textbooks, magazines, newsletters, journals, and open learning materials.

A graduate in biology from QMC, University of London, Mary received her education in business administration at Henley.

Mary lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Melanie Stegman

Melanie Stegman, PhD is the Director of the Learning Technologies Program.  Stegman is also the Project Director of Immune Attack, 2.0, which is funded by a competeitve grant from the NIAID, to support the evaluation and development of Immune Attack 2.0.  Building on the ground breaking work of the Learning Technologies Program since 2001, Stegman is taking the development of the Learning Game to new levels.  Immune Attack 2.0 will take advantage of the video game characteristics of immersion and interactivity to make the game into the most realistic schematic of biochemical interactions created so far.

Stegman’s interest in biology education drove her to the research lab.  She has written stories and developed mini games designed to teach enzymology in a vocabulary free manner. At FAS, she continues to use an innovative approach to education and collaborating with scientists, teachers and technology developers.

Stegman received her AB in political science from the University of Chicago, and her PhD in Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She has also written a children’s book about the lives of several amino acids trying to survive in a starving Salmonella bacteria cell.