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

Speaker Bios

Laura Abate, George Washington University

Laura Abate is the Electronic Resources and Instructional Librarian at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University. Ms. Abate has dual responsibilities in managing the Librarys database and e-text collections and in teaching on health information tools and systems. Ms. Abate coordinates online access to the Librarys online collections, and works to integrate and cross-link access to different types of online information tools. Ms. Abates primary teaching responsibilities include medical students for whom she designs and delivers instruction in the discovery, evaluation, and application of health sciences information, as well as undergraduate students. Ms. Abate has more than 15 years of experience in health sciences information, including nearly 10 years in managing online information tools. She began her career in research and reference and has collaborated extensively with faculty members in developing searches to support educational, human, and animal research projects. Her current work focuses on integrating information sources and services in the clinical environment, and in delivering information via mobile devices. She holds a certificate from the GWU Graduate School of Education and Human Developments Master Teacher Leadership Development Program.

Euan Adie, Altmetric LLP

Euan Adie is the founder of Altmetric, a data science start up based in London that helps publishers, funders and institutions explore the wider online impact of their work. Before that he was a senior product manager at Nature Publishing Group, where he looked after products ranging from an online reference manager to NPG’s mobile apps. Originally a computer scientist, Euan became interested in STM publishing and the concept of post-publication review after working as a bioinformatics researcher at the University of Edinburgh. Between 2005 and 2009 he ran postgenomic.com, which aggregated blog posts written by life scientists about published scholarly articles.

Kent Anderson, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Kent R. Anderson is the CEO/Publisher for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery and its parent company, STRIATUS. He is currently the President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Editor-in-Chief of the Scholarly Kitchen, and a member of the Journal Oversight Committee for the Journal of the American Medical Association. Over the past 20 years, he has been an executive in the Massachusetts Medical Societys Publishing Division, Publishing Director for the New England Journal of Medicine., and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has worked in many roles during his career, including writer, editor, designer, and publisher. He writes and speaks occasionally on topics of interest to scholarly publishers and leaders. Kent has a graduate degree in business, and an undergraduate degree in English.

Jose Luis Andrade, Swets

Jose Luis Andrade has been with Swets since 2004 and currently holds the position of President of the Americas. Jose Luis is currently responsible for managing all commercial activities in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Previously, Jose Luis held numerous executive management roles at several multinational companies including Exactus Corporation, eshare communications, inc. and Bentley Systems Inc., to name a few, where he successfully developed and grew the existing market. Jose Luis holds a B.S. degree from Iberoamerican University in Industrial Engineering and completed a Harvard Business School Executive Management course. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Friends of the National Library of Medicine and regularly contributes presentations and speeches to various publications and related industry forums.

Sivaram Arabandi, Elsevier Health Sciences

Sivaram Arabandi is a clinical informatician with research interests in applied clinical ontologies, especially for data integration and clinical decision support. Sivaram trained as a General Surgeon and holds a Masters degree in Computer Science. He currently leads Elsevier’s medical terminology services and oversees the development of EMMeT or ‘Elsevier Merged Medical Taxonomy’ and its application across multiple products. Prior to this, Sivaram has worked on projects ranging from clinical content development within EHR systems to enterprise reporting frameworks. As a member of the SemanticDB project at Cleveland Clinic, he worked on the domain ontology model for Cardiothoracic Surgery, and its integration into a platform for data acquisition, reporting and knowledge discovery. He was a co-investigator and lead for PhysioMIMI project at Case Western Reserve University, a multi-institutional NCRR funded project to integrate distributed data resources for information retrieval and analysis using semantic technologies. Here he developed an application ontology for sleep medicine called the Sleep Domain Ontology (SDO). Sivaram worked in the area of Adverse Event detection using knowledge intensive methodologies as a visiting scientist at the NLM. He collaborates with other researchers on the development of open clinical ontology models in the areas of general medicine (OGMS), infectious diseases (IDO), vital signs (VSO) and Newborn Screening (ONSTR).

Michael Artiles, The Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, (NYC)

Michael Artiles. Research Assistant in Quantitative Marketing. Accounting and finance business school student at The Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, (NYC).

Timothy Babbitt, ProQuest

Tim Babbitt is Senior Vice President, ProQuest Platforms and is responsible for bringing innovation to platform content and tools that support researchers across the entire lifecycle of their research. Prior to joining ProQuest in 2009, Babbitt served as the Chief Information Officer at JSTOR. In addition, Babbitt has been on the business school faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has also taught at the University of Pittsburgh as well as the Management of Technology Organizations program at Carnegie Mellon University. This experience in teaching, research and collaboration has been invaluable in his current role. Babbitt has been a speaker at forums that have included the Media Law Resource Center, American Library Association, Association of Subscription Agents, Society for Scholarly Publishing, and Online.

Philippa Benson, PJB Consulting

Philippa J. Benson, PhD is the Director of Education and Authors Services for The Charlesworth Group, an international organization that supports publishers around the world. In this capacity, she travels overseas regularly developing training programs for both scientific authors as well as for editors and publishers. She received her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) where she studied reading and writing processes of native and nonnative speakers of English. She has developed and taught science writing and technical communication at institutions including CMU, Georgetown, the United Nations, and the National Institutes of Health. Benson has published extensively about science and technical writing, and has also launched scientific publications for two conservation organizations. Her book with co-author Dr. Sue Silver, What Editors Want: An Author Guide to Journal Publishing, will be available from the University of Chicago Press in the fall of 2012.

Rachel Bernstein, PLoS ONE

Rachel joined PLoS ONE as an Associate Editor after completing her Ph.D. in chemistry at UC Berkeley. While at Berkeley, she was the Editor in Chief and Managing Editor for the Berkeley Science Review, a graduate student-run research magazine for intelligent non-specialist readers. At PLoS, she continues to pursue her interests in fostering communication within the scientific community and promoting scientific engagement with the public.

Brian Bishop, Springer Images

As Vice-President of Platform Development, Brian Bishop is currently responsible for the development and launch of new electronic products at Springer, the most recent of which is the free analytic tool called AuthorMapper (authormapper.com), and Springer Protocols (springerprotocols.com). Brian has held various positions within Springer, including Marketing Special Projects Manager and Product Manager for online platforms. His previous role at Kluwer Academic Publishers involved online product development, and Brian launched the first STM custom eBook platform in 2001 with 450 titles.

Nancy Blair-DeLeon, IEEE

Nancy Blair-DeLeon joined the IEEE in 1984. She is responsible for developing relationships with IEEEs publishing partners, particularly the abstracting and indexing and document delivery partners. Nancy is also the lead on developing policies, procedures, programs and education intended to sustain and continually grow IEEE relationships with its authors while creating strategic opportunities for visibility and recognition for the their work and contribution to IEEEs products, programs and mission. Through policy and procedures she develops with IEEE volunteer Boards and committees, Nancy ensures that proper intellectual licensing practices are adhered to by both IEEE partners and the authors whose work IEEE supports.

Before joining the Publications group in 1995, Nancy was an administrator for IEEE Standards Board Committees. She was also responsible for generating industry support for the development of standards in the form of monetary contributions and government funding. Prior to that Nancy worked in the IEEE Educational Activities Department and was responsible for the Home Video Tutorial (HVT) and Individual Learning Programs (ILP) product lines working on production, duplication and sales and marketing.

Nancy currently serves as a member on the NFAIS Task Group developing a Code of Practice for Discovery Services. She has earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and is also a certified licensed counselor for domestic violence victims and their families in the states of NJ and MO.

Richard Brown, Georgetown University Press

Dr. Richard Brown. Director, Georgetown University Press (D.C.) . Dr. Brown has spent more than a decade in scholarly publishing, and he developed a series of innovative book series at Georgetown, including Arabic language books. He has served as the President of the Association of American University Presses, the nations leading scholarly publishing association.

Rachel Burley, Wiley

In the role of VP and Director, Open Access for Wiley’s STM business, Rachel is responsible for the strategic direction and development of Wiley’s open access initiatives. Rachel joined Wiley in 2007 as Publisher for life sciences journals. Prior to that she spent 7 years at Nature Publishing Group in sales and publishing roles.

Paul Calvi, Annual Reviews

Paul Calvi has worked in the publishing industry for almost fifteen years. In that time he has worked for publishers as well as production houses. Since he started in publishing he has been fortunate to be deeply involved in the shift from traditional print publishing to online distribution and publishing systems and now the mobile revolution. He is currently the Director of Technology for Annual Reviews where he tries to take advantage of advances in technology to improve internal systems and processes as well as create improved products and services for customers.

Todd Carpenter, National Information Standards Organization

Todd Carpenter is Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), a non-profit industry trade association that fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information used in publishing, research, and learning. Throughout his career, Todd has served in a variety of roles with organizations that connected the publisher and library communities. Prior to joining NISO, Todd had been Director of Business Development with BioOne. He has held management positions at The Johns Hopkins University Press, the Energy Intelligence Group, and the Haworth Press. Todd is active on twitter @TAC_NISO and blogs regularly as a member of the Scholarly Kitchen. He also serves the Society of Scholarly Publishing as its Secretary/Treasurer.

Patricia Cleary, Springer

In addition to playing an instrumental role for Springer Science + Business Media’s mobile strategy, for half a decade Patricia Cleary has also helped develop the organization’s use of social media. Patricia first integrated the social web in 2007 around the launch of Springer Protocols, and continued to develop Springer’s use of these tools through working with its Library Advisory Board, and examining the use of social technology by researchers through focus groups and round tables at industry events.  As Global eProduct Development Manager, Patricia continues to pioneer new frontiers in STM Publishing by creating new products and services to meet the needs of important customers. Patricia holds several degrees, including two undergraduate degrees in visual design and anthropology, and an M.A. in applied anthropology from Montclair State University.

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.

Judy Cohn, UMDNJ

Judy Cohn is Associate Vice President for Scholarly Information/University Librarian at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She holds appointments as an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health in the UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School and also as a Clinical Associate Professor of Community Health at the UMDNJ – New Jersey Dental School. J. Cohn served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Virtual Academic Library Environment (VALE), a statewide consortium of New Jersey’s 52 academic libraries committed to inter-institutional connectivity and collaborative library projects. She also served as a mentor in the 2009-2010 National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (NLM/AAHSL) Fellowship program. Other professional activities include roles in the Medical Library Association and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Middle Atlantic Region. Judy also served on the Scholarly Communications Committee of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries.

Kevin Cohn, Atypon

Kevin Cohn is Vice President of Operations for Atypon, a leading provider of software for digital content delivery, discovery, and monetization, with responsibility for delivery of the company’s products and services. He is a frequent industry speaker, having presented on topics ranging from consumer monetization to content discoverability to the mobile revolution. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Statistics degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ross Coleman, University of Sydney

Ross Coleman is Director of Digital and eScholarship Services in the University Library at the University of Sydney. Ross is responsible for the development and management of Sydney eScholarship, a suite services for the that integrates the curation and management of digital content and data with new forms of access and scholarly publication including Sydney University Press. His divisional responsibilities also include Library Information Technology services, Library Web and Communication services, University Copyright and Rare Books and Special Collections. Portfolio responsibilities include Development, particularly bequests, donations and benefactions.

Edward Colleran, Newstex, LLC

Edward Colleran serves as the Senior Director of the International Division at Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the world’s premier provider of copyright licensing solutions. He oversees strategic initiatives focused on CCC’s international activitiesspecifically, providing rightsholders around the world with new content licensing solutions and revenue-generating initiatives based on CCCs products and services. Edward also provides the vision for the advancement of CCC’s rights management services and is a key contributor on other long-term strategic issues facing the information industry.

An industry veteran, Edward is a member of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) board of directors and also serves on the NA Steering and Copyright committees of ALPSP. Edward is also a past member of the board of the Society for Scholarly Publishers (SSP). He is a featured speaker and editorial contributor on issues such as navigating copyright requirements and the challenges and opportunities of managing content in a digital environment. A regular speaker at industry events, Edward has recently presented at the annual conferences of SSP, ALPSP and SIIA as well as London Online and the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Lettie Conrad, SAGE Publications, Inc.

Lettie Conrad came to SAGE Publications in 2006 after four years managing the publications program for a think tank in Washington, DC. As the Online Product Manager, Lettie leads strategic, user-centered development for SAGE’s award-winning web-based content products and platforms, hosting inter-disciplinary reference materials and an international suite of more than 550 academic and professional journals. She is instrumental in launching new web products, developing new online features and web-publishing systems, and maintaining outstanding content quality on SAGE platforms. Lettie has a master’s degree in Mass Communication from California State University, Northridge.

David Crotty, Oxford University Press

David Crotty is a Senior Editor with Oxford University Press’ journal publishing program. He handles journals acquisitions, the creation of new journals, and currently oversees the daily management of a suite of research society-owned medical and life sciences journals. David was previously an Executive Editor with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, creating, acquiring, and editing new science books, creating and running new journals (he served as the Editor in Chief for Cold Spring Harbor Protocols), and managing the Press online content. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to a science publishing house. David serves on the interim Board of Directors for CHOR Inc., a not-for-profit public-private partnership to increase public access to peer-reviewed publications that report on federally funded research. As the Executive Editor of the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s Scholarly Kitchen blog, David regularly writes about the intersection of technology and publishing.

Madeline Danza, The Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, (NYC)

Madeline Danza. Research Assistant in Quantitative Marketing. Accounting business school student at The Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, (NYC).

Darcy Dapra, Google, Inc.

Darcy Dapra is a Partner Manager for Google Scholar, responsible for external relations with the scholarly publishing and library communities. Prior to her current post with Google and her now eleven-year stint in the scholarly publishing arena, in roles both at the University of California Press and Stanford University’s HighWire Press, Darcy traveled to Korea on a Fulbright grant in 1999, teaching English and American culture, and subsequently completed a Master’s degree in Art History at the University of California, Davis. In her free time, Darcy enjoys spending time with her family, reading as many online news articles as humanly possible, and experimenting in the kitchen.

Phil Davis, Phil Davis Consulting

Phil Davis is an independent researcher, analyst and consultant in science publishing. He holds a PhD in science communication from Cornell University (2010), has extensive experience as a science librarian (1995-2006), and was trained as a life scientist. His research has focused on the dissemination of scientific information, rewards and incentives in academic publishing, and economic issues related to libraries, authors and publishers. Phil is a prolific author of many scientific and popular articles on science communication, blogs for The Scholarly Kitchen, and speaks regularly at national conferences. He has received rewards for his work in citation analysis. He is located in Ithaca, NY. http://phil-davis.org

Jocelyn Dawson, Duke University Press

Jocelyn Dawson is the assistant marketing manager for the journals division of Duke University Press, where she has worked for seven years. She leads creative/production marketing staff in the promotion of five electronic collections and forty-six journals, mainly in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Jocelyn co-leads a discussion group on current issues in scholarly publishing at Duke University Press and serves on Duke University’s Digital Futures Task Force. She has served on the AAUP’s Scholarly Journals Committee and is currently serving on the SSP’s Annual Meeting Program Committee. Jocelyn has a masters degree in comparative literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Michael Scott Dineen, The Optical Society

Scott Dineen is the Deputy Senior Director of Publications for OSA – The Optical Society. For the past 10 years he has played a key role in OSA’s journal production and publishing operations and has been especially active in XML and related technologies, online journal platforms, and peer-review systems. Other focus areas include optimizing time to publication and viable business models for open-access journals.

Paul Dlug, American Physical Society

Paul Dlug is the Assistant Director of Journal Information Systems at the American Physical Society (APS). He joined the APS product development group in 2001 and has been a key contributor to the development of the journal platform, archive, and associated systems. Prior to joining APS he was involved in several startup companies, including Starmedia, a large portal site for the Spanish/Portuguese speaking world, and Caliber Design, an e-commerce software provider. Paul is interested in solving problems and driving change through technology and design.

Daniel Dollar, Yale University Library

Daniel Dollar is the director of collection development for the Yale University Library. Daniel’s work with the Research4Life began at the Yale Medical Library, where he was responsible for metadata management for the HINARI program. His involvement includes co-teaching a week-long HINARI trainer seminar at the University of Guyana in February 2011. Daniel now represents the Yale University Library as a participating partner on the Research4Life Executive Council.

Susan Dunavan, Atypon

Susan Dunavan is the Manager of Solution Architects at Atypon, where she oversees all implementations and customizations of the company’s industry-leading publishing platform. She joined Atypon in 2007 as a product manager, after serving as the Manager of Online Publishing at Allen Press. She has more than 10 years’ experience working in product management and the publishing industry space. Ms. Dunavan studied Visual Anthropology at the University of Kansas, and currently resides in Sunnyvale, CA.

Matt Dunie, Data-Planet

Matt Dunie’s professional experience includes executive-level positions at ProQuest LLC (formerly ProQuest/CSA) where he led high-performing teams in driving business growth while increasing operating margins. During his tenure at ProQuest/CSA, Mr. Dunie negotiated and/or managed the acquisition and integration of 18 product lines and/or companies, built an international company with 12 sales, editorial and operations offices around the world and created several industry-leading and disruptive products and platforms, including two patented inventions enabling the search and indexing of captioned objectes within scholarly literature.

Mr. Dunie has founded or co-founded three information and content application services companies: including Insight Publications, RefWorks, and, most recently, LabArchives, a hosted information management technology designed to enhance the workflow of laboratory researchers. Mr. Dunie has held numerous professional association board positions and currently serves on the advisory board of Third Iron.

Barbara Epstein, University of Pittsburgh

Barbara A. Epstein, AHIP, is Director of the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), and Director of the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Barbara serves as Chair of the Future Leadership Committee of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), and participated as a mentor in the NLM/AAHSL Fellowship Program in 2010-11. She recently completed a three-year term on the steering committee of the Group on Information Resources of the Association of American Medical Colleges. In the Medical Library Association, she currently serves on the Joint AAHSL/MLA Legislative Task Force, and chairs the Task Force for Advocating Scholarly Communication. Barbara is also co-principal investigator and project team member for a three-year grant for $991,311 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop an online post-master’s-degree certificate of advanced studies in health sciences librarianship. Prior to joining HSLS as Associate Director in 1995, she was Director of the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Library in Pittsburgh. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and MSLS degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Andrew Gatian, The Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, NYC

Research Assistant in Quantitative Marketing. Accounting and finance business school student at The Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, (NYC).

Alexa Gavin, The Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, NYC

Alexa Gavin. Research Assistant in Quantitative Marketing. Marketing business school student at The Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, (NYC).

Diane Geraci, Central European University

As Associate Director for Information Resources, Diane Geraci is one of four Associates on the leadership team of the MIT Libraries, with direct responsibility for acquisitions, metadata and enterprise systems; collections strategy and management; curation and preservation services; information delivery and library access; and Institute Archives and special collections. She is also actively engaged with the work of the Library’s Office of Scholarly Publishing and Licensing. Prior to moving to MIT in 2008, she served as Librarian for the Social Sciences at Harvard College Library; held joint appointments as the Director of Science Libraries at the University of Michigan Library and Faculty Associate at ICPSR; and held various positions at the UK Data Archive (UKDA) at the University of Essex and at Binghamton University Libraries. Diane currently serves on the ACM Library Advisory Board, IEEE Library Advisory Council, ORCID Board, and representative on the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI).

Barbara Goldman, American Society for Microbiology

Barbara Goldman joined ASM as Director of Journals in January 2008. She works closely with the Chair of the ASM Publications Board and the 12 journal Editors-in-Chief to set publication policies, maintain consistently high standards, and implement new technologies, systems, and journal features. Since joining ASM, Barbara has helped launch two open access journals, mBio® in 2010 and Genome Announcements (genome™) in 2013. Barbara has over 25 years’ experience in scientific publishing and a research background in life sciences. She received her Ph.D. in developmental biology from the University of Chicago, followed by an NIH postdoctoral fellowship in cell biology at Rockefeller University. In her publishing career, Barbara most recently served as Senior Director of Scientific Programs at the Society for Neuroscience. There, she was responsible for The Journal of Neuroscience, the annual Neuroscience meeting scientific program, and several new neuroinformatics initiatives. Her previous positions include posts at the New York Academy of Sciences, John Wiley & Sons, Chapman & Hall, and Springer-Verlag New York.

Gregory Gordon, Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc.

Gregory J. Gordon is President and CEO of Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a leading multi-disciplinary online repository of working and accepted paper research in the social sciences and humanities. Currently the number two repository in the world, SSRN provides a variety of electronic distribution and related services to help scholars create innovative research. SSRN is focused on the high quality, rapid, electronic delivery of scholarly research at the lowest possible cost. More importantly, SSRN is working with scholars to find innovative ways to reduce the researchers time finding relevant material, provide easy access interdisciplinary content, and accelerate the cycle of research. Its eLibrary database has close to 400,000 papers from over 180,000 authors and users have downloaded over 52,000,000 full text papers since inception. Prior to helping Michael C. Jensen found SSRN in 1994, he worked at KPMG and two entrepreneurial companies in technology and health care. Gregg speaks and writes regularly about scholarly research and the changes needed to create innovative research faster.

Albert Greco, Schools of Business, Fordham University

Albert N. Greco. Professor of Marketing. Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University (NYC). He is the author or editor of 12 twelve scholarly titles about the book publishing industry, including editing the JSP Essentials: Critical Insight into the World of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 1 University Presses and Vol. 2 Scholarly Publishing in Developing Nations (University of Toronto Press) and articles in the Journal of Scholarly Publishing. He has lectured at Harvard University, The World Bank, and The Library of Congress about various publishing issues.

Drew Griffin, Elsevier

Drew Griffin is the Mobile Program Manager for Elsevier. In this role he and his team help various internal development and product groups bring their mobile apps to market. These services include, participating in the design process, vendor selection, targeting platforms, recommending design and development tools and methodology, navigating App Store guidelines. Drew was previously a Senior Project Manager for Mobile Apps at Elsevier, and has 15 years of Software Engineering experience in the medical engineering and healthcare fields.

Arnold Grossblatt, George Washington University (DC)

Dr. Arnold Grossblatt. Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Publishing. George Washington University (D.C.). Dr Grossblatt has revamped the George Washington University academic courses (one of the largest programs in the U.S.), adding courses and course material on e-books and e-readers.

Vishal Gupta, Elsevier

Vishal is the Director of Developer Network at Elsevier Inc. where he leads the development of partner and developer ecosystem to drive innovation on Elseviers applications platform that enriches and expands the information search and discovery experience for over 15 million users worldwide. In his three years at Elsevier, Vishal has worked in different roles in product development, business development and building strategic partnerships.

Prior to Elsevier, Vishal was working in public sector promoting community driven conservation, publicprivate partnerships and social entrepreneurship based on sustainable environmental policies. He has nine publications in scientific journals, a World Bank working paper and a book
chapter to his credit.

Vishal holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Environmental studies and a BS from Delhi University. Vishal is an avid traveler, black and white photography enthusiast, and a diehard cricket and tennis fan.

Laurel Haak, ORCID

Laurel L. Haak (Laure), PhD, is the Executive Director of ORCID, an international and interdisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to providing the technical infrastructure to generate and maintain unique and persistent identifiers for researchers and scholars. Dr. Haak earned a BS and MS in Biology at Stanford University, completed her PhD in neuroscience at Stanford University Medical School, and conducted postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health. Following postdoctoral work, she served as editor of Science Magazine’s NextWave Postdoc Network, a weekly publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Haak was a program officer at the National Academies, where she directed workforce policy studies on international students, interdisciplinary research, women faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and innovation policy. She also served as Chief Science Officer at Discovery Logic, a Thomson Reuters business, where she provided research evaluation and policy expertise and was responsible for strategic partnerships.

Josh Hadro, Library Journal

Josh Hadro is Executive Editor, Digital Products for Library Journal, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book, overseeing the web, social media, and newsletter presence of the three magazine brands. Since 2008, hes been writing about academic libraries, digital lending, acquisitions, and the connections between consumer expectations and library technology. He holds an MSLIS from the Pratt Institute, and tweets under @hadro on Twitter.

Kenneth Hamilton, Helioid

Helioid CEO & Co-Founder, Kenneth Hamilton, graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Physics and a BA in Philosophy. He co-founded The Gnostic, an arts and philosophy magazine, serving as Chief Editor, and later served as a Business Development Associate for Silicon Valley viral marketing startup, PennySherpa. Kenneth became interested in search from an exploration-oriented perspective through his passion for self-directed learning, originally co-founding Helioid as a tool for visualizing web search results to facilitate knowledge discovery, and since then developing it into a multi-purpose research tool.

Cynthia Henderson, Howard University

Cynthia L. Henderson, MILS, AHIP is the Executive Director of the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library at Howard University. Ms. Henderson is a Distinguished Member of the Medical Library Associations Academy of Health Information Professionals and has practiced Librarianship for 20 years. She received her Undergraduate Degree Cum Laude from Alcorn State University, and her Graduate Degree in Information and Library Studies from the University of Michigan. She has worked at a variety of institutions including: Iowa State University; Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science; the University of Illinois at Chicago; Samuel Merritt College (now Samuel Merritt University) and before coming to Howard University she was the Director of the Morehouse School of Medicine Library.

David Hetherington, Baker & Taylor

David Hetherington. Vice President Baker & Taylor (NJ); also Yankee Book Peddler (N.H.) Mr. Hetherington is also the Director of major Accounts at Baker & Taylor. He is an Adjunct Instructor at the Pace Universitys M.S. publishing program; and he is a frequent speaker at various U.S. and international publishing conferences. He has worked at Columbia University Press handling financial and distribution issues.

Matthew Howells, World Bank

Matthew Howells is the Manager of Technology and New Product Development in the Office of the Publisher at the World Bank. Prior to joining the Bank in mid-2010, he worked for Taylor & Francis in the UK where he was Global Production and Distribution Director, Journals. Previously he worked for Pergamon Press in Oxford, which was acquired by Elsevier, and later for Routledge, which was acquired by Taylor & Francis. During his time at Taylor & Francis, his experience in journals was specifically focused on the integration of workflow with technology in an environment of acquisition and change, which has characterized modern commercial STM publishing. He managed the delivery of a number of initiatives across the complete production-distribution supply chain from establishing data standards and coordinating legacy data capture through automated content management to website development and regional print-on-demand. His work with the Publisher at the World Bank has been focused on developing and delivering an overall transformational strategy across the Banks book program. He is particularly committed to ensuring the program possesses sufficiently nimble systems and processes to produce optimal results in the rapidly changing world of publishing and particularly in enabling the timely development of innovative product ideas. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Business Administration.

Richard Huffine, USGS Libraries Program

Richard Huffine is a third-generation librarian and has been a practicing librarian in Washington, DC since 1996 when he relocated from Asheville, North Carolina. Richard moved to Washington, D.C., to take a position with a contractor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Richard spent nine years working on library and information projects for the U.S. EPA, rising to the position of National Program Manager for the EPA’s National Library Network. Richard is currently the Director of the Libraries Program for the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia. The U.S. Geological Survey operates five branch libraries in Reston, VA; Denver, CO; Flagstaff, AZ; Lafayette, LA; and Menlo Park, CA. Richard has been an active member of the Special Libraries Association since 2004 when he was the founding Chair of the Government Information Division. Richard served on SLA’s Public Policy Advisory Council from 2007 until 2010 when he was elected to the SLA Board of Directors. Richard has also been an active member of the American Library Association since his time as an MLIS student at the University of Norh Carolina – Greensboro. Richard is a member of the Government Documents Round Table, the Maps and Geography Round Table, and is a Past-President of the Federal and Armed Forces Round Table. Richard served on the ALA Subcommittee on Federal Libraries in 2006-2008 and currently serves as Chair of the Government Information Services Subcommittee of the ALA Committee on Legislation.

Bernadette Hyland, 3 Round Stones, Inc.

Bernadette brings a strong background in commercial and federal government data management strategies, coupled with expertise in leading high-growth software organizations. Bernadette is committed to articulating the practical use of semantic technologies to corporate and government decision makers. She has been instrumental in delivering innovative Web applications to the Library of Congress, US Government Printing Office and US Environmental Protection Agency. Bernadette is co-chair of the W3C Government Linked Data Working Group and a member of the Semantic Web Coordination Group. Bernadette is co-founder of several profitable early stage Internet companies delivering enterprise products. She was co-founder and CEO of Tucana Technologies, the company that produced the first commercially-supported native RDF (Resource Description Framework) database in 2003. Tucana was acquired by Northrop Grumman in 2005. She has lead several profitable early stage companies delivering Web-based products and has helped pioneer Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects, including the Mulgara Semantic Store, Persistent URL (PURLs), Freemix and the Callimachus Project. Bernadette earned a Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science and Linguistics from UCLA.

John Inglis, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Dr John Inglis is Executive Director and Publisher of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, a not-for-profit, educational division of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory that serves science professionals and students. During his tenure, he has initiated seven journals, two electronic services, hundreds of books, and a commercial start-up.

Alexandra Jameson, The Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, NYC

Alexandra Jameson. Research Assistant in Quantitative Marketing. Marketing business school student at The Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, (NYC).

Mark Johnson,

Mark Johnson is Director of Publisher Relations at Stanford University’s HighWire Press, where he leads a team of talented Publication Managers in providing superior service to HighWire-hosted publishers. He has been supporting scholarly publishers at HighWire since 2005. Before coming to Stanford, he was Director of Marketing at Elsevier’s Cell Press imprint, where he helped launch several Cell-branded highly-cited journals. Mark is a scholarly publishing junkie, and only puts this addiction on pause long enough to swim, bike, and run in preparation for his first attempt at an Ironman-distance triathlon later this year.

Phill Jones, Digital Science

Head of Publisher Outreach, Digital Science. Phill use his talents to spread the word about the Altmetric, figshare and ReadCube publisher offerings through conference presentations, thought leadership pieces, webinars, authoring case studies and other forms of outreach. Prior to this he worked at Labtiva, a Digital Science backed educational software company out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Their primary product is ReadCube, a hybrid next-gen reference manager, literature discovery tool and article reader. Phill was Labtivas VP of Business development. Prior to joining Labtiva, Phill was the Editorial Director at JoVE, the unique scientific video journal. In a former life, he was a research scientist with publications in fields as diverse as neuroscience, microscopy and plasma physics. Phill is a microscopy and business development consultant at Harvard Medical School. Originally from the UK, Phill obtained a PhD in physics from Imperial College, London.

Bill Kasdorf, Apex CoVantage, Content Solutions

Bill Kasdorf, General Editor of The Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing, is Vice President and principal consultant of Apex Content Solutions, a leading supplier of data conversion, editorial, production, and content enhancement services to publishers and other organizations worldwide. Active in many standards initiatives, Bill serves on the Board of Directors of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) and is a member of the IDPF Working Group developing the EPUB 3 standard. He is Chair of the BISG Content Structure Committee and is also an active member of the W3C Digital Publishing Interest Group, the Publishing Business STM/Scholarly Advisory Board, and the EDUPUB Alliance, an international collaboration advancing standards for educational content. Past President of SSP and recipient of SSPs Distinguished Service Award and the IDEAlliance/DEER Luminaire Award, Bill has led seminars, written articles, and spoken widely for publishing industry organizations. In his consulting practice, Bill has served clients globally, including large international publishers such as Pearson, Cengage, Wolters Kluwer, and Sage; scholarly presses and societies such as Harvard, MIT, Toronto, Taylor & Francis, Cambridge, ASME, and IEEE; aggregators such as CourseSmart and netLibrary; and global publishing organizations such as the World Bank, the British Library, the Asian Development Bank, and the European Union.

Cara Kaufman, Kaufman Wills Fusting & Company

Cara is the co-founder of Kaufman Wills Fusting & Company, a leading management consulting company serving scholarly publishers since 2000. KWF offers a full range of professional services including strategy and innovation, epublishing and new media, and marketing and market research. KWF also assists clients with global rights and licensing, change management and productivity, and employee recruitment. KWF Editorial Services provides managing editor services on a contractual basis.

Melinda Kenneway, Kudos Innovations, Ltd. & TBI Communications

Melinda Kenneway is a Director and co-founder of TBI Communications, a specialist marketing agency providing support to academic publishers, societies and libraries. Melinda has worked within scholarly communications for over twenty years with much of her experience gained through a long career with Oxford University Press, where she latterly held the post of Marketing Director for the Journals division. Since forming TBI in 2004, Melinda and her team have worked to shape the sales and marketing strategy of organisations around the world and deliver imaginative and effective communications campaigns on their behalf. Melinda holds a degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford.

Thane Kerner, Silverchair Information Systems

As co-founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Silverchair, Thane Kerner has since 1993 led the organization’s strategic development of platforms and professional services that focus on the intersection of technology with health care knowledge. Medical informatics, the semantic web, clinical information processes, and web-based learning are the foundations for a broad variety of Silverchair-created health reference products delivered via networked digital media. Thane serves on the Executive Council of the Professional and Scholarly Publishers Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers; as Co-Chairman of the American Medical Publishers Committee; and on the National Library of Medicine’s Publishers Advisory Panel. He is an advocate for issues of concern to the health information industry, and a frequent speaker and moderator at industry conferences including the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Top Management Roundtable, the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the PSP Annual Conference, the AMPC Medical Informatics Seminar, and the AMPC-National Library of Medicine Biennial Symposium.

Prior to establishing Silverchair, he was publisher of Experimental Hematology, the official journal of the International Society for Experimental Hematology. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Shana Kimball, MPublishing, University of Michigan Library

Shana Kimball is Head of Publishing Services, Outreach & Strategic Development at MPublishing, the primary academic publishing division of the University of Michigan. In this role, she develops and promotes new publishing initiatives, in collaboration with scholars, publishers, librarians, and technologists. Shana is Editor of The Journal of Electronic Publishing, and Editor-at-Large for digitalculturebooks, an imprint of the University of Michigan Press in digital humanities and new media studies. She is also a member of the steering group of Open Humanities Press, an international publishing collective in critical and cultural theory. She holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Michigan.

Karen King, American Society for Nutrition

Karen King is Vice President of Publications for the American Society for Nutrition. She joined the American Society for Nutrition in 1989 as the Managing Editor of The Journal of Nutrition. During her time with the society she guided the publications department through many years of growth and technological advancement including the adoption of electronic publishing with the launch of the online version of The Journal of Nutrition in 1997, the acquisition of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition as a result of a merger with the American Society for Clinical Nutrition in 2006, and the launch of a new, online-only international reviews journal, Advances in Nutrition, in November, 2010. Karen oversees all aspects of the societys publishing program including editorial and production processes, business management, subscriptions management and marketing and new product development. She is responsible for implementing strategy for society publishing activities that include the journals, periodicals, books, foreign editions, advertising, supplements, reprints, and licensing arrangements. Karen has served as a member of the SSP Marketing Committee for the past five years. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism from Syracuse University and a masters degree in nutritional biochemistry from Cornell University.

Daniel Kulp, American Physical Society

Daniel Kulp has worked in the Editorial Office of the American Physical Society (APS) for over 15 years. Initially hired as an Assistant Editor for Physical Review B in 1996, he has since become the Editorial Director for all the APS journals. During this time he has been involved in all aspects of publishing including peer-review, production, distribution, and personnel and financial management of journals. He has been at the forefront of APS’s efforts in Open Access publishing by managing the development and launch of Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research, the Free to Read program, and Physical Review X. Publishing 19,000 articles and 150,000 pages of Physics annually, the APS Journals are among the most visible and highly respected journals in Physics publishing.

Arend Kuster, Qscience

Arend joined QScience from Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, where he was Business Development Director and led the development of BQFJ. He has worked in publishing for over 25 years, mainly in academic and professional journals. He currently is on the Council of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).

Prior to joining Bloomsbury in London, Arend was the European Director for Publishers Communication Group (PCG) and developed Sales and Marketing Strategies for scientific, technical and medical (STM) publishers including Elsevier Science, Springer, American Physical Society, Taylor and Francis, Wiley Blackwell, University of Chicago Press, British Medical Journal, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press, Palgrave Macmillan and many others. He is particularly excited about developing sustainable and innovative publishing processes which work with new technologies to improve access to information.

Nettie Lagace, National Information Standards Organization

Nettie Lagace is the Associate Director for Programs at NISO, where she is responsible for facilitating the work of NISO’s topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices, and working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior to joining NISO in 2011, Nettie worked at Ex Libris, where she served for 11 years in a number of library and information provider-facing roles. She has an M.L.I.S from the University of Michigan.

Colleen Lanick, MIT Press

Colleen Lanick began her hard life in scholarly publishing at Beacon Press, where she cut her teeth sitting in a 4×6 cubicle working as an advertising and marketing assistant, before someone took a chance on her and let her work on publicity campaigns. She’s since worked at the University of California Press as a Senior Publicist and Harvard University Press as Assistant Publicity Director. She is now the Publicity Manager at MIT Press, where she promotes MIT Press titles and authors to print, broadcast, and online media outlets throughout the globe. While at MIT, she started MIT’s blog and podcast, and plunged head-first into the world of social media developing MIT’s robust Facebook and Twitter presence.

Elizabeth Lorbeer, Western Michigan School of Medicine

Elizabeth Liz Lorbeer is the Library Director at Western Michigan University School of Medicine, the latest new medical school in the U.S. to be granted preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee of Medical Education. Lorbeers career spans nineteen years as a librarian and library administrator. She previously held positions at Boston University, Rush University Medical Center, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She holds masters degrees in library science and higher education administration and a bachelors degree in history. She is the principal investigator for three National Network of Libraries of Medicine Express Library Digitization Award grants and the recipient of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Scholarship. She speaks and publishes on topics such as digital scholarship, collection management, and publisher-vendor-library relationships. Liz also holds the rank of Associate Professor and teaches research literacy and scholarly communications. She consults regularly for publishers and vendors and is a distinguished member of The Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Peter Lubell-Doughtie, Helioid

Helioid CTO & Co-Founder, Peter Lubell-Doughtie, graduated from Stanford with a BS in Symbolic Systems and went on to obtain an MS in Artificial Intelligence, with a focus in Natural Language Processing, from the University of Amsterdam. He worked in various senior software development roles at Princeton University, utilizing pairwise voting systems, and Columbia University. Peter has spearheaded the research and development of Helioid’s unique search refinement technology. He maintains a dedication to confronting the long tail pain points in information gathering that aren’t fully addressed by traditional keyword search.

Jayne Marks, Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research

Jayne Marks has spent her career working in journal publishing. Starting as a copy editor for Butterworth Heinemann working in chemical engineering publishing, she then joined Macmillan. During her time there, Jayne ran medical journals for Stockton Press and was then a founding board member of Nature Publishing Group where she ran Nature Research and Nature Reviews journals and society publications. She then set up MPS Technologies, a publishing technology arm of Macmillan India and then spent five years at SAGE running around 350 journals out of California. Jayne joined Wolters Kluwer Health in 2011 to run the Lippincott Williams and Wilkins journals in medicine, nursing and allied health. She has been a member of the STM Association Board and the UK PA Serials Group. In 2011, she was appointed the co-chair of the Usage Factor project.

Stuart Maxwell, Scholarly iQ

As Vice President of Business Development for Scholarly iQ, Stuart Maxwell is responsible for shaping the client, sales and marketing strategies for the academic publishing markets leading data management, integration and analytics specialist Scholarly iQ (www.scholarlyiq.com).
With over 10 years in digital media, Stuart has worked with leading analytics companies Omniture and comScore and was instrumental in the set-up of the validation and auditing requirements for Project COUNTER during his time at ABCe. Stuart brings the experience of a broad range of clients together, from leading media organisations such as BBC and News International through to academic publishers including American Institute of Physics and Elsevier.

Donald May, Loewy Design

Focused on creative strategy and devoted to shaping the user experience, Donald May has been engineering effective online and mobile brand growth for nearly two decades. As Vice President and Creative Director for Loewy Design, Donald takes the leading strategic role in helping companies build their brands in the digital space. He guides his team to develop acclaimed websites and applications that are as compelling as they are intuitive. His recent work includes the award-winning redesign of The Institutional Investor Journals suite of websites as well as Institutional Investors parent and news division sites.

Anne McKee, Greater Western Library Alliance

Anne E. McKee, GWLA Program Officer for Resource Sharing 2000-. McKee received her M.L.S. from Indiana University, Bloomington and has had a very diverse career in librarianship. McKee has been an academic librarian, a sales rep for two subscription agencies and now a consortium officer for the past 12 years. A former President of NASIG, McKee is on the Serials Review Editorial Board, 3 publisher/vendor library advisory boards and strives to balance a busy career with an even busier family including a husband, 1 teenager, 1 “tween,” 2 dogs and the host family for a teacher from Hubei Province, China for the 2011-2012 school year. McKee is probably the only person youll meet with both an undergrad and MLS in Library Science.

Ben Mudrak, Research Square

Ben Mudrak is a Strategic Accounts Manager at Research Square, the company behind American Journal Experts (AJE), Rubriq, and JournalGuide. In this role, Ben helps seek out and grow new collaborations with publishers, societies, and research institutes to further Research Squares mission of removing roadblocks from the path to publication. Prior to his current position, Ben launched AJEs author education program, including in-person workshops, webinars, and an online resource site. Before joining Research Square, Ben was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology at Elon University. As a Senior Editor at AJE, he also edited hundreds of scientific manuscripts for international authors. Ben holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from Duke University and a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Virginia. He resides in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and daughter.

David Myers, DMedia Associates, Inc

David Myers, President and CEO of DMedia Associates, Inc. – Is an Information Industry expert, with over 22 years experience specializing in Strategy, Sales, Licensing and Business Development. He has drafted, negotiated and closed over 500 licensing agreements with partners, customers and distributors, and also negotiated and closed countless business alliances, strategic partnering, and revenue generation deals. Prior to starting his consulting practice, he was Executive Director, Global Licensing and Business Development with Wolters Kluwer Health for 7 years. In prior roles, David led the development of strategic plans and developed and led the effort for new product licenses, new strategic partnering and acquisition targets. David earned a B.S. in Genetics/Business from The University of Maryland, a MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University and a J.D. from American University. David is an active member of the California State Bar, and a prior member of the Content Board of the SIIA.

Mark Newton, Columbia University

Mark Newton is Production Manager at the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship in Columbia University Libraries. The Center partners with researchers and scholars to share new knowledge. Using innovative new media and digital technologies, CDRS empowers Columbias research community with the online tools and services (including publications, repository, conferences, video, and wikischolars) necessary to make the most of scholarly communication, collaboration, data-sharing, and preservation.

Jeremy Nielsen, Radiological Society of North America

Jeremy Nielsen is the Managing Director of Publications at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) where he oversees the strategic and operational development of all journal related products and services. Prior to joining RSNA, Jeremy served in numerous publishing roles at the American Medical Association, most recently as the journal sales manager for the Asia Pacific region. Jeremy is an active member of the SSP Marketing Committee and holds a B.A. in Marketing from Kent State University along with an M.B.A. from Loyola University Chicago.

Elizabeth Nolan, The Optical Society

Elizabeth Nolan is the Chief Publishing Officer for The Optical Society. In this role, she oversees all facets of OSA’s publishing program which is comprised of fifteen open access, subscription based and co-partnered journals. Before joining The Optical Society, Elizabeth was Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Strategy at SPi where she successfully led some of its largest strategic initiatives as well as developed a host of new innovative services for Scientific, Technical and Medical publishers. Prior to that, she held senior level positions at Thompson Publishing Group, The Worldwatch Institute and Wolters Kluwer. With more than 17 years of experience working with and for global not-for-profit and commercial publishers and an Asia-based publishing service provider, Elizabeth has forged an international career that is rich in journal, book, and electronic publishing expertise.

Mary Ochs, Cornell University Library

Mary Ochs is the Director of the Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University. She has worked in the Cornell University Library for over 25 years in various roles. Mary is the former TEEAL Project Director and has worked on AGORA with FAO and the Research4Life Partners since its inception. Mary has her BS from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University and her MLS from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.

Drew Onufer, National Geographic

Drew Onufer is vice president for interactive & digital products for the National Geographic Digital Media team. In this role, he is responsible for leading the definition, development and go-to-market strategies for National Geographic mobile, tablet and desktop applications.

Onufer joined National Geographic in 2009 to spearhead the successful relaunch of The Complete National Geographic, a digital desktop archive product of National Geographic magazine. The Complete National Geographic won the 2010 Adobe Max Digital Publishing Award and the 2010 American Business Award (Stevie) for Interactive Multimedia/Consumer Entertainment. Onufer also has been responsible for the launch of iPad apps that deliver interactive versions of National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler magazines. Under his guidance National Geographic has also launched numerous iPhone, iPad and Android apps with Top 10 free, paid or top-grossing apps in such categories as Reference, Photography, Books, News and Travel.

Prior to joining National Geographic, Onufer was senior vice president for product & project management for Ruckus Network, an ad-supported digital music service dedicated to college students. He was responsible for defining and developing a digital music service that was compelling to college students and attractive to advertisers. Under Onufers leadership, Ruckus grew from a concept to over 1 million users of the service. Ruckus was eventually acquired by Total Music LLC, a joint venture between Sony Music and Universal Music.

Before working at Ruckus, Onufer ran product management and product marketing teams for SmartPipes, NETtel and Concert Communications Services all start-up technology ventures, acquired by Sophos, Cavalier Telephone and British Telecom respectively. Onufer began his career as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill, focusing on foreign policy and military affairs.

Onufer holds an M.B.A from The American University and a B.A. in history and German from the University of Notre Dame. He lives in Chevy Chase, Md., with his wife and two daughters.

Richard Padley, Semantico

Richard Padley is the CEO of Semantico (UK) and Semantico Inc. (USA). Semantico is an innovative and award-winning digital publishing solutions company with offices in the UK and the USA. Richard is known for his passion on topics such as access and managing online identities, the semantic web, taxonomies and discoverability, and mobile and cross platform delivery. Before founding Semantico in 1999 Richard worked for Macmillan where he developed the online versions of the Grove Dictionaries of Art and Music. There he specialised in building workflow tracking systems for multi-volume reference works, SGML content management systems and typesetting. Richard has a degree in computer science from Sussex University and lives in Brighton. Richard is a regular keynote speaker at industry events including the STM, ALPSP, APE and UKSG conferences. He hosts regular Semantico events for industry professionals: the S3UG conference and Thought Leadership dinner, and he writes for the influential and popular Discovery Blog.

Louise Page, HighWire

Louise Page is Director of Publishing Strategy at HighWire Press, Stanford University. She is responsible for defining and guiding HighWire’s overall strategy in all areas of its business: customer relationships, innovation, product development and engineering results. With HighWire since 2000, Louise has successfully managed some of its largest and most complex publishers, responsible for their online growth in journal sites, content models, distinctive features, and reach into new business partnerships. Louise has a spent her entire career in STM publishing. Prior to joining HighWire, she worked at Oxford University Press and John Wiley & Sons in editorial book and journal acquisitions. At Wiley, she oversaw all publishing activity from concept to production for Wiley’s first online journal, which was the catalyst for Wiley InterScience, Wiley’s journal hosting platform.

Rachel Pepling, American Chemical Society

Rachel Pepling is the Online Editor for Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) magazine, published by the American Chemical Society. She has been with C&EN for more than 10 years and in her current role oversees all of the digital properties of the magazine, including its website, digital edition, blog network, social media presence, and award-winning mobile app.

Kathy Perry, The Virtual Library of Virginia

Kathy Perry is the Director of VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia, the consortium of Virginia’s 73 public and private, nonprofit academic libraries. Kathy earned her earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science and her Masters of Library and Information Science at the University of California at Los Angeles. She has worked with VIVA from its inception on July 1, 1994, and is currently responsible for managing the $13.6 million annual budget and all contracts as well as coordinating the services and projects of the committees.

Oliver Pesch, EBSCO Industries

Oliver Pesch has served as chief strategist for EBSCO’s e-resource access and management services since 2004. In this capacity he helps set direction for EBSCO’s products such as EBSCO A-to-Z®, LinkSource®, ERM Essentials®, Usage Consolidation and more. Pesch devotes a considerable energy to the creation and promotion of library standards. Currently, he serves as co-chair of NISO’s SUSHI Standing Committee and the Executive Committee for Project COUNTER as well being a member of several standards committees. Pesch joined EBSCO in 1986.

Susan Pirog, Transout

Susan is an accomplished startup professional with over 20 years of experience selling new, innovative software solutions for early stage technology companies. She is expert at marketing venture funded technology to new customers with the ability to educate clients on value proposition, develop a business case and have ROI discussions with C-level executives.

Susan has an extensive IT background and has sold solutions that are focused on such areas as Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), SaaS and Cloud Computing, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics, IT Security, Data Warehousing and SAP. Some of the largest clients she has worked with include IBM, GE, Merck and Johnson & Johnson.

Given Susan’s passion for helping startup companies drive revenue by acquiring their first customers, she is also an executive coach for startup entrepreneurs on sales process and customer acquisition strategy with a strong focus on ideal customer profile and a customer?s compelling event.

An angel investor in technology startups and limited partner in the NJTC Venture Fund, Susan holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Rutgers University and an MBA for The College of William and Mary.

Susan is an advisor to TapCliq/TapToRate for Sales and Business Development.

Richard Price, Academia.edu

Richard Price is the Founder and CEO of Academia.edu. Richard did his Ph.D at Oxford in philosophy, where he was a Fellow of All Souls College. He founded Academia.edu in 2008 after finishing his PhD, and seeing a need for academics to create a brand online, and build visibility for themselves. Academia.edu now has 2.3 million users, and over 5,000 academics join each day. Academia.edu provides readership analytics to their users, to help them quantify their online impact. Academics can also follow each other on Academia.edu, and keep up with each other’s latest work. Academia.edu is based in San Francisco, and has raised $6.7 million in venture capital from Spark Capital and True Ventures.

Jason Priem, ImpactStory

Jason Priem is a PhD student and Royster Fellow, studying information science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Since coining the term “altmetrics,” he’s organized the annual altmetrics workshops, giving invited talks, and publishing peer-reviewed altmetrics research. Jason is a co-founder of ImpactStory, an open-source web tool that helps scholars track and report the broader impacts of their research.

Lee Rainie, Pew Research Centers Internet & American Life Project

Lee Rainie is the Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, a non-profit, non-partisan “fact tank” that studies the social impact of the internet. He is co-author of *Up for Grabs; Hopes and Fears; Ubiquity, Mobility, Security*, and *Challenges and Opportunities* — a series of books about the future of the internet. He is also co-author (with Barry Wellman) *Networked: The New Social Operating System * (working title, MIT Press, 2012).

Matt Rampone, HighWire

Matt Rampone is a Product Manager for Stanford University’s HighWire Press. Specializing in content integration products, he is responsible
for HighWire’s mobile strategy and initiatives. Prior to joining HighWire he co-founded and ran two mobile app development companies.

Charlie Rapple, TBI Communications

Charlie Rapple is Associate Director of TBI Communications, which offers strategic consultancy and outsourced marketing implementation to publishers, societies and others in the scholarly information sector. After several years at the interface of publishers and libraries, she has a strong working knowledge of topics ranging from the semantic web and social media to discovery and business models. She is actively involved in UKSG; having chaired its marketing subcommittee, she is about to begin a three-year term as treasurer. She also founded the KBART initiative to improve metadata sharing. Charlie holds a BA from the University of Bristol and a postgraduate MDip from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, of which she is a chartered member. In her spare time, she drives her 1974 CitroIn DS, listens to vinyl and messes about on rivers.

Kristen Fisher Ratan, PLOS

Kristen Fisher Ratan is the Chief Publications and Product Officer at the Public Library of Science (PLOS). She joined PLOS in the summer of 2011 in order to focus her efforts on using policy, best practices, tools and technologies to transform scholarly communication. Kristen has a 20 year history in the information industry leading strategic innovations at HighWire, Atypon, and BIOSIS. She holds a Masters in Biomedical Science from Mount Sinai Medical School, with a focus in Neuroscience, and a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. She lives in the San Francisco area with her family.

Jan Reichelt, Mendeley

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 one of the world’s largest research collaboration platforms and crowdsourced research databases, with more than 2m users and 350m uploaded documents. Together with his co-founders, he has been awarded “European Founder of the Year 2013”. Jan was also a lecturer in Electronic Business and Information Management at the University of Cologne and served as an advisor to SAPs supervisory board. Besides this, hes totally fascinated with Latin-American dances (such as Salsa), regularly attending (very non-academic) dance congresses.

Tom Reller, Elsevier

Tom Reller is Vice President and Head of Global Corporate Relations at Elsevier. As Elsevier’s primary media spokesman, Tom is responsible for the company’s relationships with media, analysts and other publishing and health-related communities. Tom also collaborates with many organizations to promote Elsevier’s contributions to Health and Science. These include partnerships developed through the Elsevier Foundation, where he’s responsible for running programs benefiting the global nurse faculty profession. He holds an MA in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University and a BA in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland.

Laura Ricci, EBSCO Information Services

Laura Ricci is a market analyst for Outsell, Inc., a research and consultancy firm focusing solely on the information industry. In this capacity, she provides clients in-depth coverage of the education, training, and STM markets with a focus on subsegment and country-level analysis, supported by Outsells ongoing dialogue with key industry executives and stakeholders. Laura graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelors in English (Honors) and Philosophy and completed a postgraduate course at the University of Denver Publishing Institute. She spent the early part of her career in the higher education publishing industry with Houghton Mifflin and Pearson Education, and in 2009 took an assignment with Pearson Education India in support of its custom textbook publishing program. She afterwards earned a Masters with Distinction in International Publishing from Oxford Brookes University in the UK, where she completed her dissertation on new publishing models in Latin America, before joining Outsell in 2011. She is the recent author of Outsell’s STM in China 2012 Market Size, Share, and Forecast report, alongside lead analyst Mark Ware.

Tom Richardson,

Tom Richardson is the Director of Institutional Sales & Service for the New England Journal of Medicine. In this role, Tom is responsible for institutional sales and library relations around the world. He has been at the Journal for over 20 years in a variety of sales, marketing, business management, product management, and product development roles. Tom led the development of the NEJM Weekly CME Program and co-led the development of the Journal’s site license program. Tom is a longtime member of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), and is currently a member of the SSP Organizational Collaboration Committee. In this role, Tom represents the SSP as part of the Chicago Collaborative (http://www.chicago-collaborative.org/) Tom is a frequent speaker at library and publishing industry events. In addition, Tom is a member of the international library rock band, The Bearded Pigs (http://beardedpigs.net), and is an actor performing in Boston-area community theater productions.

Pamela Rigden Snead, American Chemical Society

Pamela Rigden Snead is Product Manager focused on the development of new mobile apps for the Chemical & Engineering News at the American Chemical Society.

A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Pam has more than 19 years of hands-on experience in the hi-tech sector in a variety of roles, from technical writing lead for the Word Perfect Suite at Corel Corporation to Quality Assurance Manager for Bell Canada’s international billing system. Pam has consulted as a Business Analyst, Quality Assurance Manager and Project Manager in the Information Technologies sector for several organizations prior to her work at ACS.

In addition to her hi-tech experience, Pam earned her M.Sc in Environmental Resource Management and has done volunteer work in the Amazonian region of South America working with indigenous communities on sustainable development and tourism initiatives. Pam is married to Tom, an officer in the United States Army, and mother of two active young boys.

Cynthia Robinson, Penn State Hershey, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Cynthia K. Robinson is currently the Director of the George T. Harrell Health Science Library at Penn State University where she is responsible for the overall management and administration of the Library; an administrative role that requires a broad range of skill sets including innovative thinking, decision making, risk assessment, collaboration, and mentoring. In this role she has transitioned the library from print to electronic, oversaw a renovation of the library space, and completed a ground up reorganization. Prior to joining Penn State, she was the Director of the Jacobsen Library and Assistant Director for the Information Services Division at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. While at the WNPRC she was the PI on a five year, $2.8 million, NIH P40 Resource Grant. She has been PI or Co-PI on 7 additional grants. Ms. Robinson has been the author or co-author of 9 publications, 4 presented papers, and 9 poster presentations. Previous positions include Associate Director of the Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota; Assistant Director for Collection Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia; and Head of Education, McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Jason Rollins, Thomson Reuters

Jason Rollins is Senior Director of Product Innovation for the Scientific and Scholarly Research business of Thomson Reuters. In this role he leads customer-focused new product development efforts for major academic productivity applications including Web of Knowledge and EndNote. He has over 15 years of varied experience in software technology and holds several patent applications related to research software. He earned a PhD in Educational Technology from Drexel University. He is an avid traveler, fitness enthusiast, and modernist design buff and is a regular presenter at industry and customer events around the globe.

Ellen Rotenberg, Thomson Reuters

Ellen Rotenberg is a Senior Manager, Product Innovation for the Scientific and Scholarly Research business of Thomson Reuters. She is responsible for the development of new products and solutions to improve productivity for the global academic and government research market. Ellen has played a key role in initiatives related to scholarly author identity (ResearcherID) and attribution as well as web service and API access to Web of Knowledge content. She has a Masters in Bioinformatics from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Bernard Rous, Association for Computing Machinery

BA Brandeis University; MA New School for Social Research. Worked in Publishing at ACM from 1980 to the present. Responsibilities have included development and management of secondary database publishing system for reference publications; development of early CDROM and hypertext products; project manager for early SGML publishing production system; development and direction of ACM electronic and print publishing program; formulation of copyright and permissions policy for the networked environment; implementation and management of ACM Plagiarism Policy; and establishment and evolution of ACM Digital Library with appropriate business model. Serving on Board of Directors of CrossRef and ORCID.

Richesh Ruchir, Media Group

Richesh Ruchir is the Chief Technology Officer at Ruckus Media Group, a VC backed digital publishing startup focused on developing interactive mobile storybooks with built-in assessments for children. Ruckus has partnered with Hasbro, Crayola, SeaWorld, Scholastic, and other major brands to develop original content for mobile platforms. Richesh’s experience spans technical leadership roles at Kaplan and Blackboard where he led development of Kaplan Kids and Blackboard’s implementation at Florida’s Virtual School. Prior to focusing on education technology, Richesh was an Architect with global consulting firms Accenture and Booz Allen Hamilton where he led large scale application development. Richesh has a Computer Science degree from University of Maryland at College Park.

Mark Ruthman, American Academy of Pediatrics

Mark Ruthman currently manages Electronic Product Development in the Department of Marketing & Publications of the American Academy of Pediatrics. DOMP produces numerous resources, ranging from evidence-based clinical manuals for health care professionals too books and educational brochures for parents. Mark focuses on electronic creation and delivery of this content and how to optimize the experience and functionality for members and customers; including mobile apps, eBooks, subscription Web sites, video, and interactive tools.

John Sack, HighWire

John Sack is one of the founders of HighWire Press and focuses on market assessment, client relations, technology innovation, and industry-forward thinking. John’s role is to determine where the technology and publishing industries are going, how one of those might leverage the other, and how HighWire can best support its customers, and its customers’ customers – the libraries, students, researchers, and clinicians they serve. John considers himself a “futurist” or “trend-spotter” in that he tries to watch what is happening in consumer and scholarly services and identify patterns that are just beginning to emerge.

David Sampson, American Society of Clinical Oncology

David Sampson is an Executive Publisher in Elsevier’s health sciences journals division where he has P&L and strategic responsibility for several specialty portfolios. One of his other roles at Elsevier is to advise fellow publishing colleagues on international growth initiatives. Prior to joining Elsevier, David worked at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in various marketing, sales, business development, and publishing roles, including five-and-a-half years as managing director of LWW’s ex-Japan Asia office in Hong Kong where his team published local books and journals. David also worked for two years as an executive vice president for Conference Archives, now part of Coe-Truman Technologies, where he developed and launched a society event knowledge product. He is a graduate of Cornell University and has an MBA from the Kellogg Northwestern-Hong Kong University of Science & Technology executive MBA program. David recently spoke at the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors on expanding journals internationally and served as a co-chair for the 2011 Society for Scholarly Publishing’s IN Meeting where he lead the innovation session.

Roger Schonfeld,

Roger leads the research efforts at Ithaka S+R, including examinations of the impact of new technologies on academia through studies of faculty attitudes and practices, teaching and learning with technology, and the changing role of the library.

Key projects at Ithaka S+R under Roger’s leadership have examined changing scholarly methods and practices and teaching with technology, including the Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey since its inception; several projects on the changing research methodologies of faculty members in a digital environment; and an analysis of the impact and sustainability of courseware initiatives. In addition, Roger has researched the future of the academic library through the Ithaka S+R Library Survey and a number of projects on library strategy and economics for the digitization, management, and preservation of collections, culminating in What to Withdraw for scholarly journals, an early system-wide collections analysis of library book holdings, two national consulting projects on behalf of ARL/COSLA and GPO for government documents, and service on the NSF Blue Ribbon Task Force for Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access. Roger was the 2011 Joanna Sherrer Memorial Lecturer at Lewis & Clark College, and he has spoken at other campuses including those of Berkeley, Columbia, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as at numerous conferences.

Previously, Roger was a research associate at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. There, he collaborated on The Game of Life: College Sports and Academic Values with James Shulman and William G. Bowen (Princeton University Press, 2000). He also wrote JSTOR: A History (Princeton University Press, 2003), focusing on the development of a sustainable not-for-profit business model for the digitization and preservation of scholarly texts.
Connect with Roger on Twitter at rschon and at Google+ at +Roger Schonfeld.

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.

Mark Seeley, Elsevier

Mark Seeley has spent most of his professional legal career (since 1995) at Elsevier, the leading science and medical publisher, for whom he serves as General Counsel and manages a department of 16 lawyers working across the global business. Mark is active in STM industry and public policy issues, and has contributed to a number of industry guidelines on copyright, permissions & data issues, through the STM trade association, and has been active on industry copyright enforcement matters. Mark received his B.Ph. from Thomas Jefferson College (Grand Valley State, Michigan) and his J.D. from Suffolk University (Boston), and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York.

Falguni Sen, Fordham University Schools of Business

Falguni Sen. Professor of Management Systems. Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University (NYC). He is the author of numerous scholarly articles addressing strategic issues, with an interest in scientific developments in various scientific and engineering industries. He has lectured about strategic policy issues in North America, Europe and Asia.

Peter Shepherd, Project COUNTER

Over a 30-year career, Peter Shepherd has become intimately acquainted with most aspects of STM journal, book and database publishing, having worked as a publisher with Wiley, Pergamon, Elsevier and Harcourt. Since 2002 Dr Shepherd has been Director of COUNTER, the not-for-profit international organization whose mission is to improve the quality and reliability of online usage statistics. Peter Shepherd received a PhD in chemistry in 1978 from St Andrews University and joined the publishing industry in 1980, following a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Jean Shipman, University of Utah

Jean Shipman is Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the MidContinental Region and National Training Center of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine at the University of Utah. She served as president of the Medical Library Association for 2006-2007 and promoted health literacy as her primary presidential initiative. Jean graduated from CWRU and Gettysburg College. She has worked in academic health sciences libraries (Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, VCU), a hospital library (Greater Baltimore Medical Center) and with the Southeastern/Atlantic NN/LM at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Her professional interests include: health literacy, library administration, scholarly communications, and innovation and LEAN principles.

Yan Shuai, Tsinghua University Press

Mr. Yan Shuai, Associate Chief Editor of Tsinghua University Press (TUP) and TUPs Director of Journal Publishing. The journals published by TUP now include Tsinghua Science and Technology (English), Nano Research (English), Building Simulation (English), Journal of Advanced Ceramics (English), Friction (English), Journal of Tsinghua University (Science and Technology) (Chinese with English Abstracts), Computer Education (Chinese), Science-Technology & Publication (Chinese), Physics and Engineering (Chinese), and Chinese Birds (English), Journal of Automotive Safety and Energy (Chinese with English Abstracts), Experimental Technology and Management (Chinese with English Abstracts), Tsinghua Financial Review (Chinese), Journal of Economics (Chinese), Journal of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences (English) . Yan has been the president of Society of China University Journals (CUJS, www.cujs.com) since 2004, and the vice president of China Periodicals Association (CPA) since August 2012. Yan has also been working for Chinas Association for Science and Technology (CAST) as a member of CASTs Committee for Academy and Society Activities since 2011.

Rafael Sidi, Elsevier

Rafael Sidi is Vice President of Elsevier’s Application Marketplace and Developer Network. Rafael has been with Elsevier since 2001 and has been leading product development efforts at Elsevier — first in Engineering & Technology, then in Academic & Government groups. He has been instrumental in creating and launching productivity enhancing online products for researchers, including Elseviers new SciVerse platform, ScienceDirect, Engineering Village, Referex and illumin8. Rafael has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and an MA from Brandeis University, United States.

M. Luisa Simpson, International Copyright Enforcement and Trade Policy Association of American Pub

Luisa Simpson joined the Association of American Publishers (AAP) in August 2009 as Executive Director for International Copyright Enforcement and Trade Policy. She manages the associations anti-piracy program in key Asian markets, the associations engagement with U.S. and foreign governments on copyright, technology, and international trade policy issues, and provides analysis and guidance for the association and members on a variety of policy initiatives. Ms. Simpson also serves as AAPs representative to several industry coalitions in pursuing common copyright and trade concerns. Prior to joining AAP, Ms. Simpson was Senior Counsel for Intellectual Property Policy at the Entertainment Software Association, where she was responsible for developing and guiding the video game industry associations work in the area of copyright and international trade policy. She formulated and developed the industrys positions and submissions to U.S. and foreign governments on a variety of copyright and trade-related issues, as well as the industrys Statement of Principles on ISP Responsibility. Ms. Simpson holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law and a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in International and Comparative Law from Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Ann Snoeyenbos, Johns Hopkins University Press

Ann Snoeyenbos is the Manager for International Sales and Special Markets at Project MUSE, which is a part of the Johns Hopkins University Press. She handles both direct and consortium sales for all types of libraries outside of North America and she sells to school, public, and special libraries within North America. Before joining Project MUSE Ms Snoeyenbos was a tenured librarian at New York University’s Elmer Holmes Bobst Library. At NYU she spent thirteen years working in reference and collection development for the social sciences. Her formal education includes an MA in West European Studies and an MLS in Library and Information Science, both from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is currently active in the ALA/ACRL West European Studies Section, the AAUP Scholarly Journals Section, and the SSP Annual Program Committee.

Adrian Stanley, Digital Science

Adrian has over twenty years’ experience in the Global STM publishing industry, having lived and worked on 3 continents (Europe, Asia and North America). In his role as CEO for The Charlesworth Group (USA), he works with global network of staff and clients, offering strategic advice and business services to STM publishers on globalization, collaboration and innovation issues. Adrian has been instrumental in pioneering innovative sales and marketing approaches for customers within the unique China market, as well as supporting and developing technical cloud and office based XML typesetting solutions. Adrian is also a Board Member at large for SSP and heads up SSP’s Global Strategic Task Force.

Maria Strong, United States Copyright Office

Maria Strong is Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office. The Office of Policy and International Affairs (PIA) assists the Register of Copyrights in advising the U.S. Congress and executive branch agencies on domestic and international copyright policy matters. PIA also represents the Copyright Office in U.S. government delegations to international organizations including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as well as at bilateral meetings and negotiations on copyright issues with foreign governments. Ms. Strong’s geographic portfolio currently includes many countries in the Western Hemisphere and in Asia. Before joining the Copyright Office in October 2010, she served 19 years in private law practice in Washington, D.C. where she represented companies and associations in the media, technology and entertainment sectors, providing legal analyses and policy advocacy on global and domestic issues involving copyright law, enforcement, trade policy and e-commerce. She earned her law degree (J.D.) from the George Washington University Law School, and completed her graduate work (M.A.) at the USC-Annenberg School of Communications and her undergraduate studies (B.A) at UCLA.

Thomas Taylor, Dragonfly Sales and Marketing Consulting

Tom Taylor is President of Dragonfly Sales and Marketing Consulting. Dragonfly manages the sales efforts of independent publishers through a global network of sales organizations. Before forming Dragonfly, Tom was Vice President of Marketing and Sales at SAGE in California. Tom has been in academic publishing for 32 years starting in 1979 as a sales representative at Addison Wesley (Pearson) where he moved into positions in marketing, editorial and sales management. In 1995, Tom became a sales manager at Prentice Hall (Pearson) and in 1998 was hired as executive vice president of sales and marketing at Course Technology, a Thomson Learning (now Cengage) company.

MJ Tooey, University of Maryland Baltimore

M.J. Tooey is Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland where she has worked in various library positions since 1986. She is also the Director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicines Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library under contract with the National Library of Medicine at NIH. She received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Clarion State University (formerly Clarion State College). Tooey served as president of the Medical Library Association (MLA) from 2005-2006 and was elected a Fellow of the association in 2009. She has also served on MLAs Board of Directors and as the Chair of the 2004 National Program Committee for the 2004 MLA Annual Meeting. In 1997 she received the MLA Estelle Brodman Award as Academic Medical Librarian of the Year. She has served as Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association and has received the chapters Librarian of the Year and the Marge Abel Service Recognition Awards. She also chaired the Public Services Section of the Medical Library Association.

She is the 2011 recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburghs School of Information Sciences.

She recently completed her term as president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, where she has also served as a Board member. Tooey has also served on the Board of Trustees for Lyrasis, the nations largest regional non-profit membership organization serving libraries. Additionally, she serves on the library advisory committees for FASEB and formerly served on the library advisory board for the New England Journal of Medicine. She is active in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Council of Library Directors.

Tooey is the author or co-author of over 70 chapters, articles, presentations or posters.

Michaela Torkar, BioMedCentral

Michaela Torkar has overall editorial responsibility for BioMed Central’s peer review processes and editorial policies. She is responsible for the in-house editorial management of a group of flagship journals publishing broad-interest research articles and commissioned review content; this includes the two flagship journals of the BMC-series, BMC Medicine and BMC Biology, Biology Direct, as well as several titles that publish both Open Access research and commissioned subscription content, including Genome Biology (of which she used to be Editor), Genome Medicine, Critical Care, Arthritis Research &Therapy, and Breast Cancer Research. Michaela has a degree in biology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and a PhD in Immunology from the University of Cambridge, UK. She joined BioMed Central in 2000 (soon after its launch) as a member of the Genome Biology editorial team.

Stephen WelchDUP, CHEST

Stephen Welch is the Senior Vice President of Communications for the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and serves as Executive Editor of CHEST, the ACCP’s flagship journal. His responsibilities include all the business and operational aspects of CHEST, as well as oversight of ACCP”s educational publishing efforts and internal editorial processes, IT/Web strategy, as well as Marketing/Public Relations and Social Media strategy.

Steve enjoys engaging with new technologies and writes a blog for the ACCP on physicians and technology tools called, “It Ain’t Rocket Surgery”: http://www.chestnet.org/accp/blogs/steve%20welch. Steve lives in the north suburbs of Chicago with his wife Beth and two great danes Magnus and Carly. When not working, he spends his time traveling, scuba diving, collecting original comic book artwork, and searching for good BBQ.

Robert Wharton, Schools of Business, Fordham University

Robert M. Wharton. Professor of Management Systems. Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University (NYC). He is the co-author (with Albert Greco) of The Culture and Commerce of Publishing in the 21st Industry (Stanford University Press) and numerous articles in the Journal of Scholarly Publishing. He has lectured at The World Bank and the Library of Congress about various publishing issues.

Jason Wilde, AIP Publishing LLC

Jason Wilde is Business Development Director for NPG, running NPG’s innovation process for projects and initiatives from concept through to
launch. Alongside this he oversees the publishing activities of the Nature-branded physical science research titles (including Nature
Physics, Nature Chemistry, Nature Climate Change and Nature Protocols) and NPG’s new Open Access publications Nature Communications and
Scientific Reports. Jason also oversees the ongoing development of the nature.com platform and its delivery of tools and services for
scientists. Jason joined NPG in 2002, initially working on medical titles before creating the Physical Science division of Nature research
journals in 2005. Jason began his publishing career at the Institute of Physics Publishing in 1998 where he was Publishing Editor, and later
Publisher, on their Applied Physics and Plasma portfolio of journals. Jason studied at Dundee University (BEng in Electrical and Electronic
Engineering) and Durham University (PhD in Molecular Electronics).

Alicia Wise, Elsevier

Alicia has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and worked as an academic archaeologist. She has worked in the information professions in various roles: digital archivist, library consortium negotiator, funding program director, and chief executive of a copyright society. Alicia joined Elsevier in June 2010 to lead the Universal Access team. In this role she is responsible for access strategy and policies, for launching/monitoring access pilot projects, and for building relationships with other stakeholders in the scholarly communication landscape.

Damon Zucca, Oxford University Press

Damon Zucca is reference and online publisher at Oxford University Press, where he oversees the planning and development of a range of print and digital publishing initiatives, including Oxford Biblical Studies, Oxford Bibliographies, and Oxford Research Reviews. He has been working in scholarly book publishing for fifteen years as an editor at Garland Publishing, Routledge, and Peter Lang before coming to OUP.