2014 SSP 36th Annual Meeting
Concurrent 1B: Making Innovation Happen
Innovation is no longer seen as something only done by start-up technology companies, but as something needed at all levels of every organization. However, many publishers (including associations) have become successful through their stability and consistency. So how can we ensure that we do not become extinct, but rather have a place at the 21st century table? This session will examine the process of innovation from a variety of viewpoints: publisher, association, library, and start-up company. Each presenter will offer a case study of innovation in their organization, highlighting the successes and difficulties they encountered, and sharing the steps they have taken to allow innovation to happen every day.
Moderator: Alice Meadows, Wiley
Todd also sits on Wiley’s Research Innovations leadership team, which provides integrated digital research tools and services that support scientists throughout the research workflow cycle. Todd formerly held positions at Wiley as Director & Publisher, Wiley Online Library as well as Director of User Experience, and has over 15 years of new product development, product management, user experience and customer research experience at Wiley, Thomson-Reuters, Sachs Insights and Merrill Lynch.
Robert came to the AMS from the American Institute of Physics, where he served as Publisher, successfully leading AIP’s move away from its traditional role as a provider of publishing services, moving on to focus on serving the publishing needs of its member societies and AIP’s own journals.
He has forged an international career working in both non-profit and commercial settings, with rich experience across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Robert holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Oxford, and a first-class honours degree in chemistry from the University of London.
The AMS has maintained an active publishing program for over 100 years and has established a reputation as one of the top publishers of advanced mathematics in the world, with over 3000 books in print, 23 journals, and Mathematical Reviews(r) (MathSciNet(r)).
The American Mathematical Society was founded in 1888 to further the interests of mathematics research and scholarship, and serves the national and international community through its meetings, publications, advocacy, and other programs. The Society’s offices in Providence, Ann Arbor, and Washington, DC employ 210 people. There are over 30,000 individual members and 570 institutions worldwide that benefit from membership in the Society.
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