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2012 SSP 34th Annual Meeting “Social, Mobile, Agile, Global: Are You Ready?”

Opening Keynotes

Keynote/Plenary Presentations


Dan Cohen, Digital Public Library
Dan Cohen is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University and the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. His work is in digital humanities, broadly construed: the impact of new media and technology on all aspects of knowledge, from the nature of digitized resources to twenty-first century research techniques and software tools to the changing landscape of communication and publication. He is an inaugural recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies Digital Innovation Fellowship, and in 2011, received the Frederick G. Kilgour Award from the American Library Association for his work in digital humanities. In 2012, Dan was named one of the top tech innovators in academia by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Dan received his bachelors degree from Princeton, a masters from Harvard, and doctorate from Yale.
Larry Schwartz, Newstex, LLC
Larry Schwartz is a co-founder of Newstex and President of the company, with responsibility for sales, marketing and product development. Larry has guided numerous entertainment and new media ventures, from start-up through growth, development and maturity, including Bolenka Games Online (Trivial Pursuit ® Online), The Pre-Commerce Group (Search), GFI Group (Nasday:GFIG – financial), Wizard World (publishing), Patron Technology (technology) and Tickets.com (Purchased by MLB – entertainment). Most recently Larry was President of Comtex News Network, a real time wholesaler of news to the financial industry. Previously, Larry built New Net Companies into one of the Northeast’s preeminent e-business solution providers. He was also president and CEO of Auctions.com, which he co-created with the Times Mirror Co. and co-owners Gannett, Knight-Ridder, The New York Times Company, Tribune Company, and The Washington Post Company. He serves on the Content Board of Directors for the Software Information Industry Association, and is a frequent speaker on content, product development, start-ups and turnarounds.When hes not adding value to content, Larry is a show manger for hunter/jumper horse shows, is on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Horse Show Association and maintains several horse web sites and blogs. Larry attended Bates College and the Yale University Graduate School of Drama.