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2010 “IN” Meeting

Speaker Bios

Adam Weiss

Adam Weiss is a successful educational podcaster and podcast consultant, as well as a sought-after digital media strategist. An expert interviewer and communicator, he aims to show that digital communication is more about story, presentation, and technique than fancy gear and tech toys.

He is the creator of the award-winning Current Science & Technology Podcast for the Museum of Science in Boston, which he hosted for more than two years. He now hosts the Simply Science video series for the education division of Nature and the JNCI Podcast for the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Adam also provides consultation on social networking, living with technology, web design and best practices, and general digital media strategy.

Alix Vance

Alix Vance is Principal of Architrave Consulting, where she specializes in business development, operational assessment, and digital/data strategies for commercial and nonprofit organizations within and beyond the information industries. Earlier in her career, Alix was President of Paratext, Executive Director at CQ Press and SAGE, and Vice President of Business Development at Ebook Library. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, serves on the Editorial Board of Learned Publishing, co-authors the Webby Award-nominated blog, The Scholarly Kitchen, and holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Developing Metrics Dashboards to Drive Strategy and Create More Persuasive Marketing Campaigns is a seminar Alix will be presenting to organizations in Washington DC and other locations (Fall/Winter 2010). For more information: “http://architravecons.wordpress.com/”> www.architraveconsulting.com or info@architraveconsulting.com

Ariella Lehrer
Darrell-DUP Gunter

Darrell W. Gunter is one of the leading experts in strategic consultative sales and sales management in the electronic intellectual industry. He is one of the leading advocates in semantic technology in the Science, Technical and Medical Industry as he led the transition from print to the internet. Together with his financial industry experience, he brings a unique perspective of the industry and the user community. He is a speaker at many information industry events advocating the benefits of the semantic technology and semantic web.

Today, he serves as the EVP/ CMO of Collexis a semantic technology, knowledge discovery company specializing in application management software. Previously he served as the Sr. V.P. of Sales and Marketing for Elsevier and as the Nat’l Sales Director for Dow Jones Financial News Services. He began his career at Xerox. He is an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University and serves on the Content Board of the Software Information Industry Association, Olin College of Engineering Library Advisory Board, Seton Hall University Advisory Council and is the Chairman of the Board for the Women’s Venture Fund. He is also a member of ALA, SSP and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. His radio program “Leadership” airs Saturday mornings at 7:30am on WSOU HD 89.5 FM / WSOU.net.

Edward Campion
Jabin White

Jabin White is Director of Strategic Content for Wolters Kluwer Health’s Professional & Education Division. In this role, White is responsible for advising WK’s publishing teams on relevant technologies, collaboratively helping to determine product opportunities, and spearheading P&E’s digital content initiatives.

With a heavy background in XML theory and practice, White has spent most of his career evangelizing the benefits of markup languages and related technologies, including content management, workflow enhancements, and authoring tools.

Prior to joining WK, White served as Vice President, STM Sales for Scope eKnowledge Center, and VP of Product Development at Silverchair, Inc., a leading developer of information solutions for health care publishers.

Before Silverchair, White spent five years as Executive Director of Electronic Production at Elsevier, serving the Health Sciences Division. His group performed the production work for such products as MD Consult, Mosby’s Drug Consult, and The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists.

White started in health sciences publishing as an editorial assistant at Current Medicine, and learned SGML at Mosby in the mid-90’s, working on the drug reference Physicians GenRx. He has held electronic publishing positions at Mosby, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, and Unbound Medicine. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a BA in history and has a Masters in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University.

Jill Emery
Judy Luther

Judy created Informed Strategies in 1997 to apply a customer-oriented perspective to the design and development of electronic products and services. Her experience includes 12 years managing sales at the Institute for Scientific Information (now Thomson Reuters) and at Faxon, preceded by 13 years managing academic libraries.

With both an Executive MBA and an MLS, Judy is actively involved in industry initiatives in both the publisher and library communities. She was CoChair of the NISO Working Group that created SERU (Shared Electronic Resources Understanding) and led the creation of the Juried Product Development Forums within the Charleston Conference.

She serves on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Electronic Publishing, UKSG Serials, Against the Grain and The Charleston Advisor. Judy is a Past President of (SSP) and has served on the boards of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) and the Association for Information and Dissemination Centers (ASIDIC).

Kara J. Malenfant
Kathy Hurley

Kathy Hurley, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships Pearson Education & Pearson Foundation, is a 35-year veteran of the education industry. She has served in senior executive positions with PLATO Learning, The Learning Company, Skillsbank, and IBM. She works across Pearson with sales and marketing on major opportunities as well as the Pearson Foundation on education-related initiatives on a domestic and international scale.

Ms. Hurley is based in Washington, D.C., where she works closely with education policy associations. In this capacity, she currently serves on several key industry and education advisory boards, including, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) as Board Chairman, the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET), the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) board, where she participates on the International Committee.

In 2003, Hurley was inducted into the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Hall of Fame for her achieve-ments and service to the education publishing industry and most recently she was awarded special recognition for her dedication and work in education by SIIA at their annual CODiE Awards event.

Ms. Hurley holds a B.A. degree in special education from the University of Dayton and a Master’s degree in education from Jersey City State College.

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO/Publisher for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. He has been the Executive Director of Product Development for the New England Journal of Medicine, the Publishing Director for NEJM, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. He’s worked in healthcare publishing for 20 years, and has been a writer, editor, designer, copy editor, managing editor, and publisher. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Scholarly Kitchen, writes fiction under his pen name Andrew Kent, and has degrees in English and business.

Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke is Executive Vice President for Product & Market Development at Silverchair where he leads platform development. Prior to joining Silverhchair, he was founder and principal of Clarke Publishing Group, a boutique consultancy focusing on scholarly publishing.

Michael held positions at the American Medical Association, where he was Director of Marketing and Product Development, the American Academy of Pediatrics, where he was senior managing editor of scholarly journals and executive editor of the journal Pediatrics, and at the University of Chicago Press, where he was senior production editor. He currently serves as vice-chair of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Publications Committee, which oversees the AHA’s journal publishing program. Michael holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado.

Paul Bergen
Rebecca Jensen
Rebecca Kennison

As Director of Columbia University’s Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS), part of the University Libraries/Information Services, Rebecca Kennison is responsible for developing the programs and services of the Center and for coordinating these efforts with other divisions, including the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, the Copyright Advisory Office, the Libraries Digital Program Division, the Libraries Information Technology Office, and Preservation and Digital Conversion Division. Her primary objective for the Center is to facilitate scholarly research and the communication of that research through technology solutions, and she and her team work on innovative projects with faculty and researchers to address the issues that affect them. Before coming to Columbia, Kennison worked for a variety of publishers, both commercial and non-profit, including Healthline Networks, Public Library of Science (PLoS), Database Publishing, Blackwell Publishing, SilverPlatter Education, and Cell Press.

Richard Newman