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2014 SSP 36th Annual Meeting

Concurrent 4B: Cultivating Intrapreneurship…

Concurrent 4B: Cultivating Intrapreneurship to Drive New Product Development and Revenue Growth

A product development pipeline is more important than ever as revenue streams for mature products remain flat for many organizations. Revenue growth in scholarly publishing is increasingly dependent on the ability to develop new information products and services that tap new markets or revenue sources, meet new and emerging customer needs, or deliver a better user experience. In this session, product development leaders from three well-established organizations will reveal how they have cultivated intrapreneurship, ingraining the practice, methods, and culture of product innovation into their organizations. Attendees will benefit from discussions of development methodology, market research, user needs assessment, organizational resourcing, new product financing, technology infrastructure, change management, and go-to-market strategy.
Moderator: Michael Clarke, Clarke & Company


Nicko Goncharoff, Digital Science
As Head of Knowledge Discovery, Nicko oversees businesses and products that help researchers more effectively access online scientific text and related meta­-data, and uncover new data and relationships related to their research. Nicko came to Digital Science as a co­founder of SureChem, which was acquired by Macmillan in late 2009. Both SureChem, and Reel Two, a previous start­-up which Nicko also co­-founded, made extensive use of text mining, search and database technologies across large full text datasets. Prior to becoming a software entrepreneur, Nicko worked in financial journalism and travel writing (the former helping fund the latter). His interests include Chinese language, bluegrass guitar and faster-­than-­light travel, along with the more accessible, earthbound variety.
Kent Anderson, Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
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.
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.