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Speakers

Marci Alboher

online column Shifting Careers column for the New York Times, author of One Person/Multiple Careers (Warner Business: 2007)

Marci Alboher, online columnist for the New York Times, has built a reputation for spotting and chronicling the latest thinking on careers. Her recently released book, One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success (Warner Books, February 2007), popularized the term "slash," to refer to a new breed of individuals who can't answer, "What do you do" with a single response. The book has received praise from best-selling business author Dan Pink ("A Whole New Mind") who called Marci "the Walt Whitman of the new world of work," and career guru Penelope Trunk (www.brazencareerist.com) who described Marci as "the maven of modern moonlighting."

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Chris Anderson

Editor in Chief, Wired Magazine

Chris Anderson Chris Anderson is Editor-in-Chief of Wired magazine, a position he took in 2001. Since then he has led the magazine to five National Magazine Award nominations, winning the prestigious top prize for General Excellence in 2005, a year in which he was also named Editor of the Year by Advertising Age magazine. He is the author of New York Times bestselling book The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More, which was published in 2006, and runs a blog on the subject at www.thelongtail.com.

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Gary Angel

President and CTO, Semphonic

Bringing over twenty years of experience in web analytics, decision support, CRM, and software development, Gary co-founded Semphonic and is president and chief technology officer. Semphonic (based in the SF Bay Area) is one of the largest web analytic consultancies in the United States. Gary is responsible for leading Semphonic's development of Web Analytics techniques and methods. He helps companies like Morgan Stanley, Nokia, WebMD, Intuit, American Express and Charles Schwab maximize their web channel marketing through intelligent use of Enterprise Web Analytics.

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Kurt Beidler

Senior Manager of Business Development, Amazon.com

Kurt Beidler Kurt Beidler is Senior Manager of business development at Amazon.com. He has several years of experience in the books industry, including working with the industry leaders in printing, publishing, and book retailing. Kurt also holds advanced degrees from Princeton University, Lehigh University, and University of Washington.

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Gavin Bell

Creative Technologist, Nature Publishing Group

Gavin Bell Gavin designs social software applications for Nature Publishing Group. Driving better engagement with and for readers by means of good interaction design and psychology means understanding what content is published and the relationship we want our readers to have with it. Gavin lives in London and writes on take one onion and nascent.

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Asheesh Birla

Thomson Learning

Asheesh Birla

Asheesh Birla currently is the Executive Director, Strategic Content Technology at the Thomson Corporation located in Belmont CA. Asheesh has been working towards transforming Thomson’s print publishing business to a custom and electronic publishing business through partnerships and the use of open source tools, XML, metadata, and advanced content management solutions. Asheesh has been a key player in developing Thomson electronic solutions for business partners through partnerships with 3rd-party partners and content service providers primarily based in Asia.

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Amy Brand

Director of Business and Product Development, CrossRef

Amy Brand Amy Brand joined CrossRef as Director of Business Development in April 2001. She has been instrumental in the rapid adoption of CrossRef’s linking technology and other services. Her career spans electronic publishing, book publishing, and academia. She previously held positions at Ingenta, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, The MIT Press, and the University of Pennsylvania. Brand received a PhD in cognitive science from MIT in 1989.

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Peter Brantley

Executive Director, Digital Library Federation

Peter Brantley Peter Brantley is the Executive Director for the Digital Library Federation, a not-for-profit international association of libraries and allied institutions. His background includes significant experience with research libraries and digital library development programs. Before joining the DLF, he was Director of Technology at the University of California's California Digital Library; he served previously as the Director of IT Services for the Libraries and Press at New York University.

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Bill Burger

Vice President, Marketing, Copyright Clearance Center

Bill Burger Bill Burger is vice president of marketing at Copyright Clearance Center, the world’s leading provider of content licensing solutions for corporations and academic institutions. Bill joined the senior management team at CCC in 2005 and leads the company’s product marketing and marketing communications groups. Bill’s first career was journalism. He spent 14 years as an editor, writer and foreign correspondent at Newsweek, where he focused on business, economics and international affairs while working in New York, London and Tokyo.

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Stephen Buxton

Director of Product Management, Mark Logic

Stephen Buxton Stephen Buxton is Director of Product Management at Mark Logic Corporation, provider of the industry’s leading XML content server. Stephen works with Mark Logic’s publishing customers to drive the creation and use of content applications, the next generation of business applications. Stephen is a member of the W3C XQuery Working Group and a founder/member of the XQuery Full-Text Task Force.

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Paul Calento

Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, InfoWorld Media Group

Paul Calento Paul oversees product development, marketing strategies, research programs, and related initiatives for the InfoWorld Media Group. He is responsible for championing and articulating the brand's expansion into new coverage areas (like SOA, virtualization and enterprise data protection) and new media types (like video, mobile delivery, social networking and podcasting). A technology media veteran, Paul has extensive experience in marketing, management, and sales in publisher, associate publisher, and director roles

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Bruce Chizen

CEO, Adobe Systems, Inc.

Bruce Chizen Chief Executive Officer Bruce Chizen's customer-focused vision has transformed Adobe into one of the world's largest and most diversified software companies in terms of revenue, global reach, and breadth of products. Since his promotion to CEO in 2000, Chizen has more than doubled Adobe's revenue and turned a company known mainly for its popular design products into one of the most significant forces in the software industry today.

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Daniel Clancy

Engineering Director, Google, Inc.

Dr. Daniel J. Clancy, PhD, is the Engineering Director for Google Book Search. The goal of the Google Book Search project is to digitize the world’s books and make them searchable online. Google is working with both publishers and libraries as part of this project. Prior to coming to Google in January 2005, Dr. Clancy was the Director of the Exploration Technologies Directorate at NASA Ames Research Center.

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Bob Connolly

PDF Pictures

Bob Connolly runs PDF Pictures, a full-service production company that creates DVDs, TV series, music videos, commercial and educational CD-ROMs, websites and most recently, downloadable interactive rich-media PDF documents for clients such as Apple, Benjamin Moore, Ford, Toyota and VISA. He is the author and producer of Dynamic Media: Music, Video, Animation and the Web in Adobe PDF (Peachpit Press, 2007), a printed book and a fully interactive rich media ebook.

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Gary Cosimini

Business Development Director, Creative Solutions Business Unit, Adobe Systems

Gary Cosimini is Business Development Director, Creative Solutions Business Unit, Adobe Systems Incorporated, serving as a liaison between Adobe and its customers and system integrators in the professional publishing market. Gary joined Adobe in 1992 after a 16-year career at the New York Times, most recently as senior art director, and was responsible for the initial introduction of Acrobat and PDF to the publishing industry.

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Bill Damon

Findability & Metrics Analyst, Havard Business School Publishing

Bill Damon Bill Damon has been a technologist at Harvard Business School Publishing for eight years, serving in various roles including programmer, researcher, and analyst. In his current role, he is working on using search technologies and metrics to connect online customers to HBSP content. He also leads HBSP’s Gadgetopia group, which explores how trends in consumer electronics are altering the way customers engage with content. Previously, Damon was an independent consultant specializing in web development and user experience.

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Ale de Vries

Product Manager, ScienceDirect

Ale de Vries Ale de Vries is Product Manager at ScienceDirect, Elsevier's industry-leading platform for full-text scientific content. His areas of responsibility are access management, linking, interoperability, and 3rd-party service integration. Also, he oversees ScienceDirect's product line for the Corporate (non-academic) markets. Current focal points in his portfolio are federated authentication, collaborating with major search engine like Google, and infrastructure development. Ale started off at Elsevier as a usage analyst in 2002, after obtaining his degree in Engineering Management.

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Thomas DeMeo

Director, Product Management, Creative Solutions, Adobe Systems

Thomas DeMeo As a director of product management within the Creative Solutions Business Unit at Adobe Systems, DeMeo is focused on the Adobe Creative Suite. He is responsible for horizontal technologies that support the entire Suite, including file management workflows, metadata, user interfaces, and application management. DeMeo’s role is to help establish the vision for the Adobe Creative Suite, identify new business and workflow opportunities and manages a team of product managers that define customer requirements.

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Dale Dougherty

Editor & Publisher, Make, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Dale Dougherty Dale Dougherty is the general manager of the Maker Media division of O'Reilly Media, which produces O'Reilly's first magazine, MAKE. He also launched Maker Faire this year, a successful weekend event in the Bay Area. Maker Media will launch Craft magazine later this year. Dougherty has been instrumental in many of O'Reilly's most important efforts, working closely with Tim O'Reilly to establish O'Reilly as a leading technical publisher.

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David Durand

CEO, Tizra, Inc.

David Durand David Durand is CEO of Tizra Inc. http://www.tizra.com/ which provides a fully-hosted solution for publishing and disseminating books and other documents on the web, converting old PDF content inventories into new revenue, via fully navigable online publication sites. At Ingenta he managed publishing systems technologies, worked as a sales engineer for custom web sites, and worked on the e-BioSci research project. Previously, at Dynamic Diagrams and Cadmus, he was CTO, working on client projects including the Journal of the American Medical Association, McGraw-Hill's Access Science and Access Medicine projects, among others.

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Todd Eckler

Libre Digital

Todd Eckler has more than 15 years of executive management, sales, business development and international experience in technology companies serving the publishing and media space. Throughout the past decade, Mr. Eckler’s efforts have helped drive the adoption of next-generation technologies that serve as the backbone for today’s digital publishing systems.

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Adam C. Engst

Publisher, TidBITS and Take Control Books

Adam Engst Adam C. Engst is the publisher of TidBITS, one of the longest-running Internet-based newsletters, and of the Take Control electronic book series. He has authored many best-selling technical books and numerous magazine articles. His innovations include the creation of the first advertising program to support an Internet publication in 1992 and the first flat-rate accounts for graphical Internet access in 1993. He regularly ranks among the top five most influential people in the Macintosh industry and was named one of MacDirectory's top ten visionaries. He has been turned into an action figure.

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Tonya Engst

Editor in Chief, TidBITS Electronic Publishing

Tonya Engst Tonya Engst is co-founder of the Take Control series of electronic books, which began in 2003 in order to deliver up-to-date technical content to readers. She currently serves as editor in chief for the series, which continues to innovate in creating, selling, and updating electronic books. Tonya is also known for co-founding and working as Senior Editor for TidBITS, an electronic newsletter and Web site about all things Macintosh that has published on a consistent weekly schedule since 1990. Tonya is also a member of the MacNotables podcasting group.

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Kelly Gallagher

General Manager – Business Intelligence, RR Bowker

Kelly Gallagher Kelly Gallagher serves as the General Manager for the Business Intelligence Unit at RR Bowker. In this role he manages the implementation of a host of Bowker business intelligence products including exclusive sales data reporting tools in the Canadian, Higher Ed, STM, Christian Retail markets, a newly launched consumer book purchasing panel, Simba Information, and other data related publishing products. Prior to joining Bowker, Mr. Gallagher served as the Vice President of Business Development at the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association for six years.

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Dan Gillmor

Founder and Director, Center for Citizen Media

Dan Gillmor Dan Gillmor is founder and director of the Center for Citizen Media, a project to enhance and expand grassroots media and its reach. The center is an affiliate of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University Law School and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Rebecca Goldthwaite

Director, Strategic Partner Management-Production, Thomson Learning

Rebecca Goldthwaite Rebecca Goldthwaite is the Director, Strategic Partner Management-Production at Thomson Learning. Rebecca led Thomson Learning’s effort to digitize over 1200 backlist titles to enable reuse of content in a media-neutral environment, and repurposing with other publishing groups, such as Thomson Learning Custom Publishing. Rebecca has also been at the forefront of other strategic initiatives such as utilizing Semantic Web technologies to better enable content relationships across Thomson Learning and the open web. In addition to her work with strategic production supply partners, she is currently leading an initiative aimed at standardizing multimedia product workflows and increasing efficiencies across Thomson Learning.

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Jeff Gomez

Director of Marketing, Holtzbrinck Publishers

Jeff Gomez Originally from Southern California, Jeff Gomez has lived in New York for nearly a decade, and has been with Holtzbrinck Publishers since 1999, starting in the sales department of St. Martin’s Press. Since 2001 he has worked for the parent company, Holtzbrinck, overseeing various digital distribution and electronic content initiatives for the following companies: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Henry Holt, Picador, St. Martin’s Press, and Tor/Forge.

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Rosanne Goodwin

ReadHowYouWant.com

Rosanne Goodwin Rosanne Goodwin is Director of Sales & Marketing, North America for ReadHowYouWant.com, a company that has created technology to efficiently and automatically convert books into a variety of formats including large print, special print formats for reading disabilities, eBooks, DAISY, and Braille. Although she does a little of everything for RHYW, her specialty is educational and assistive technology programs.

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James Gray

CEO and President, Ingram Digital Group

James Gray

James along with his brother Peter founded BMBC, later Coutts Information Services in 1992. As CEO, James grew the company to its current position as one of the top global library supply groups supplying thousands of libraries in over a hundred countries around the world, from offices in Canada, the USA, the UK and Holland. This growth was achieved through a focus on innovation and delivery of unique processes, systems and services such as OASIS, the Online Acquisitions Portal.

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Clifford Guren

Director of Publisher Evangelism, Microsoft Corporation

Clifford Guren Clifford Guren is Director of Publisher Evangelism for Microsoft’s Live Search Books and Live Search Academic projects. Prior to joining the Live Search team, Mr. Guren was responsible for Microsoft Reader, Microsoft’s widely used ebook software. A 23-year veteran in the world of digital content development and publishing, Mr. Guren has also held management positions at Quebecor, Inc., Asymetrix Corporation, and Apple Computer.

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Michael Healy

Executive Director, Book Industry Study Group

Michael Healy Michael Healy is Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG). Based in New York, BISG was formed thirty years ago with a mission to help develop a more informed, empowered and efficient book industry supply chain. Michael has worked in the book industry since 1983. Before taking up his current role at BISG he was for seven years Editorial Director of Nielsen Book Services, one of the world's leading providers of information, transaction and market-measurement services to the book trade.

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Warren Holder

Electronic Resources Co-ordinator, University of Toronto Libraries

Warren Holder It is Warren's job to stay on top of the fast changing world of electronic resources. In the not too distant past, that meant electronic databases and journals. But presently, Warren is turning his attention to e-books and the University of Toronto's initiative to purchase, load and provide access to this material. As a result of this initiative, Warren has had the opportunity to present at the British Library, At an e-book symposium at Hong Kong University and at the annual meeting of the Swedish Consortium in Stockholm. And most recently at the UKSG annual conference in Warwick.

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Michael Holdsworth

Chairman, BIC

Michael Holdsworth

Until this year, Michael Holdsworth was Managing Director, EMEA, at Cambridge University Press's Cambridge office, responsible for about 70% of Cambridge's global publishing and 50% of its sales. In addition, he had wide-ranging responsibilities for change and new technology issues at the Press, with particular interests in content and rights management, production workflows, online and eBook developments and services, industry standards and the supply chain.

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Richard Hollick

Program Manager Print-on-Demand, Oxford University Press New York

Richard Hollick Richard Hollick has worked at Cambridge University Press, Integrated Book Technology, Macmillan Reference USA, Parachute Publishing, and Oxford University Press, where he is Program Manager, Print-on-Demand.

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Theresa Horner

HarperCollins

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Jason Hunter

Mark Logic

Jason Hunter Jason Hunter is Principal Technologist with Mark Logic, specializing in large-scale XML content manipulation using XQuery. He's the author of "Java Servlet Programming" (O'Reilly Media) and the creator of the JDOM open source project for Java-optimized XML manipulation.

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John Ingram

Chairman, Ingram Book Group, Lightning Source Inc. & Ingram Digital Group, Vice Chairman, Ingram Industries Inc.

John Ingram John R. Ingram was named Vice Chairman of Ingram Industries Inc. in June of 1999. He also serves as Chairman of Ingram Book Group, Lightning Source Inc., and Ingram Digital Group. He was previously President of Ingram Book Company, Vice President of Purchasing for Ingram Micro Europe, and Director of Purchasing for Ingram Micro Inc. in Santa Ana, California. Mr. Ingram joined Ingram Industries Inc. in 1986. Early in his career, he served as the Assistant Treasurer of Ingram Industries and as President of Tennessee Book Company, a subsidiary of Ingram Book Group.

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Claire Israel

Simon & Schuster

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Michael Jensen

Director of Publishing Technologies, National Acadamies Press

Michael Jensen Michael Jensen has been at the interface between digital technologies and scholarly/academic publishing since the late 1980s. He is Director of Publishing Technologies at the National Academies Press, which makes more than 3600 books (more than 600,000 pages) from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council fully browsable online for free (www.nap.edu). The site receives more than 1.5 million visitors per month, and boasts of some of the most advanced search and discovery tools available on any publisher's site, most of which were initially developed by Mr. Jensen. Though robustly open, the site accounts for around a third of the Press's income.

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Bob Kasher

Digital Services Representative, ICC Macmillan

Founder, former CEO of pioneer Canadian Digital Publisher Database Directories, Bob Kasher has been on the cutting edge of digital publishing for over a decade now. As Digital Services Representative for ICC Macmillan, a Holtzbrinck Company, Bob has been intimately involved in the development of the MacMobile product from its inception putting together its unique distribution and technological solution enabling publishers and content creators to reach the Mobile marketplace inexpensively and effectively.

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Manolis Kelaidis

Designer, Royal College of Art

Manolis Kelaidis Manolis Kelaidis is a designer and engineer who likes his books to be made of paper. His recent work looks into the future of the traditional book as an interface to access digital content. He is a lecturer at the Royal College of Art and a Fellow at Imperial College's Tanaka Business School in London. His previous work ranges from designing art exhibitions for Sony to researching at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich.

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Dennis Kilian

Vice President, Sales, Safari Books Online

For more than 25 years, Dennis has served in sales, general management and consulting capacities in the technology sector. Prior to joining Safari Books Online, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for WiLine Networks. Additionally, he has held several senior-level positions including various management positions with AT&T; Vice President of Sales for TELUS Corporation in Canada; President and CEO of Professional Sales Learning Center; Vice President and GM for a software division of Trintech, Inc; and Vice President of Enterprise Services for NEC Solutions America. Dennis earned a BSME from the United States Naval Academy and a Master's in Business Administration from St. Mary's College

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Kevin Larson

Researcher, Microsoft Corporation

Kevin Larson Kevin Larson is a researcher on Microsoft’s Advanced Reading Technologies team. He works with type designers, psychologists, and computer scientists on improving the on-screen reading experience. He received a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Texas in 2000 for his studies on reading acquisition.

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James Lichtenberg

President, Lightspeed,LLC

James Lichtenberg Serving book publishing as a consultant, journalist, speaker and association executive, from 1993 to 1996 Jim Lichtenberg was vice president, Higher Education Division, Association of American Publishers, before founding Lightspeed, LLC, a management consultancy in New York City. A board member of the Book Industry Study Group, he is chair of its RFID Working Group.

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Rikard Linde

CEO, Enklo AB

Rikard Linde Rikard Linde hasn't written any books or lead any famous social software projects but believes that free is a really good way to make money. He works with web strategy and design and is founder and CEO of Enklo, a web design firm based in Stockholm, Sweden. His background is in computer and learning sciences and before becoming an entrepreneur he built interactive learning tools at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

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Jamie Low

Search Engine Marketing Consultant, SearchEngineMarketing.com

Jamie Low has helped hundreds of organizations "get search" for over a decade. The founder of consulting firm SearchEngineMarketing.com, he regularly guides virtual teams of marketing and technology professionals through the turbulent waters of creating and maintaining their own in-house search marketing initiatives. A frequent speaker and trainer on the topic of "Search Engine Optimization", he has also been a featured presenter at Danny Sullivan's Search Engine Strategies conference series, and has been quoted in publications such as Inc Magazine, Internet.com and the Wall Street Journal Online.

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Kelley Maier

Senior Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, Ingram Book Group Inc.

Kelly Maier Kelley Maier is Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Ingram Book Group, a position that she has held since September 2001. In her position, Kelley manages groups responsible for product purchasing, inventory management, vendor relations, customer care, and bibliographic, marketing, and creative services. Kelley Maier joined Ingram Book Group as Vice President of Marketing in October 1999 after spending six years as Vice President of Marketing for Dole Food Company, headquartered in Salinas, California.

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Andy Marquez

Client Services Manager, NewsGator

Andy Marquez Speaker biography coming soon.

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Robert Martinengo

University System of Georgia

Robert Martinengo Robert Martinengo has worked on converting textbooks into accessible formats for the University System of Georgia, the California Community College system, and Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic. He was hired by the Maryland Department of Disabilities to write a report on textbook accessibility which was delivered to the Governor and General Assembly in December, 2006.

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Bill McCoy

General Manager, ePublishing Business, Adobe Systems

Bill McCoy is General Manager, ePublishing Business at Adobe Systems Incorporated, responsible for Adobe’s solutions for digital distribution and protection of commercially published works. Bill has been involved in the development of publishing and content delivery solutions for 20 years, including key roles in the development of Adobe’s PostScript and PDF technologies. Bill was founder and CEO of PictureIQ Corporation which created innovative solutions for digital imaging and dynamic content delivery, and began his career at Xerox Corporation.

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Erin McKean

Chief Consulting Editor, American Dictionaries, Oxford University Press

Erin McKean Erin McKean likes to call herself a Dictionary Evangelist. She is Chief Consulting Editor, American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press, and the editor of VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly. She was the editor in chief of the The New Oxford American Dictionary, 2e, and is the author of Weird and Wonderful Words, More Weird and Wonderful Words, Totally Weird and Wonderful Words, and That's Amore (also about words). Previously, she was the editorial manager for the Thorndike-Barnhart Dictionaries at ScottForesman, a Pearson company.

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Paul Michelman

Editorial Director, Harvard Business Online

Paul Michelman Paul Michelman is editorial director of Harvard Business Online, the daily destination site for business executives and thought leaders. His responsibilities include managing content development and strategy and overseeing daily editorial operations. He is also a primary contributor to the site’s Conversation Starter blog. Previously, Michelman served as executive editor for new publishing ventures at Harvard Business School Publishing and as director of programming and executive editor of Captivate Network.

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Bill Murray

CEO and Co-founder, QOOP, Inc.

Bill Murray Mr. Murray is CEO and Co-Founder of QOOP, Inc. QOOP is a leading On-Demand Product Platform for photo and book printing marketplace. Prior to QOOP, Mr. Murray was Co-Founder and President of BookFactory, LLC where he helped develop the technology to produce one-off on-demand custom hardback books. He still serves as the Chairman of BookFactory, LLC. Before founding BookFactory he was the Chief Executive Officer of Kensington Technology Group, the computer accessories and peripherals division of ACCO Brands, Inc.

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Brian Murray

Group President, HarperCollins Publishers

Brian Murray Brian Murray is Group President for HarperCollins Publishers. In this role Murray has direct responsibility for HarperCollins General Books Group in the US which includes the HarperCollins, Morrow and Collins publishing divisions. Internationally, Murray has responsibility for HarperCollins Canada, Australia, and New Zealand as well as HarperCollins new initiatives in China. He also serves on the board of HarperCollins India and NewsStand, the wining vendor of HarperCollins Digital Warehouse RFP.

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Brian Napack

Holtzbrinck Publishers

Brian Napack Brian Napack is the President of Holtzbrinck Publishers, a group of America’s leading book, education, and magazine publishing companies. In this role, Mr. Napack has general management responsibility for the Company’s operations, which include such brands as Farrar Strauss & Giroux, Henry Holt, Picador, St. Martin’s Press, Tor, Audio Renaissance, Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishers, and Scientific American.

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Allen Noren

Director, Online Marketing and Digital Initiatives, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Allen Noren Allen Noren is Director of Online Marketing at O'Reilly Media. He's been with the company since 1992 when one of his first jobs was to maintain the O'Reilly Gopher site. He was a founding member of the GNN team that built one of the first commercial web portals, and was part of the group that created Safari Books Online and SafariU. He is currently helping to drive O'Reilly's digital efforts.

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Tim O'Reilly

Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Tim O’Reilly Tim O'Reilly is founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. In addition to publishing pioneering books like Ed Krol's The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog (selected by the New York Public Library as one of the most significant books of the twentieth century), O'Reilly has also been a pioneer in the popularization of the Internet. O'Reilly's Global Network Navigator site (GNN, which was sold to America Online in September 1995) was the first Web portal and the first true commercial site on the World Wide Web.

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Jeff Patterson

CEO, Safari Books Online LLC

Jeff Patterson Jeff Patterson joined Safari Books Online as CEO in January 2007, and oversees all aspects of the company’s operations. Before joining Safari Books Online, he served for nine years in senior executive positions at CMP Technology LLC, most recently as president of the Business Technology Group, which includes leading IT media brands such as InformationWeek, TechWeb and the Web 2.0 Conference. Prior to CMP, he co-founded Beacon Technology Partners LLC, a market research firm specializing in measuring IT audience behavior and attitudes, and held management positions in media, manufacturing and advertising companies including Cahners Publishing Company (now Reed Business Information); National Semiconductor; Foote, Cone & Belding/San Francisco; Raychem Corporation; and Pinne, Garvin & Hock/San Francisco.

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Laurie Petrycki

VP, Online Publishing Operations, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Laurie Petrycki is the Vice President of Publishing Operations at O'Reilly Media responsible for overseeing the editorial development and production functions in O'Reilly's technical book division. As part of the publishing community for 15 years, Laurie has been involved in publishing books on free and open source technologies for many years.

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Niko Pfund

Vice President and Publisher of the Academic and Tradebook Divisions, Oxford University Press

Niko Pfund Niko Pfund began his publishing career as an editorial assistant at Oxford University Press in 1987. He moved to New York University Press in 1990, as Editor in history, law, and politics. After a decade at NYUP, the last four years as Director and Editor in Chief, he returned to OUP in 2000 as Vice President and Publisher of its U.S. Academic division. He is currently responsible for OUP’s Academic and Trade publishing out of New York.

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Thomas Pierson

Director of Product Management, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

Tom Pierson, Director of Product Management, is responsible for a portfolio within the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell family of products. These products include the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Experts & Services, the Parker Directory of California Attorneys, the Law Digest and mail lists. His responsibilities include pricing, marketing, strategy, distribution, business development and close alignment with the various sales channels that support the products.

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Derek Powazek

Consultant, Powazek Productions

Derek Powazek Named one of the top 40 "Industry Influencers" this year by Folio Magazine, Derek Powazek is the founder of JPG, a magazine that is made by its community. Derek has worked the web since 1995 at pioneering sites like HotWired, Blogger, and Technorati. He's the author of "Design for Community: The Art of Connecting Real People in Virtual Places" (New Riders, 2001) and now works as a social media entrepreneur and consultant. You can find Derek online at powazek.com.

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Bob Pritchett

President and CEO, Logos Bible Software

Bob Pritchett Bob Pritchett is the President/CEO of Logos Bible Software, an electronic publisher of reference and scholarly works. Logos offers more than 7,000 titles from 130 publishers to half a million users worldwide. Bob is a 2005 winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and the author of Fire Someone Today, And Other Surprising Tactics for Making Your Business a Success.

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Bill Rusin

Vice President, Director of Trade Sales and Marketing, W W Norton and Company, Inc.

Bill Rusin is Vice President, Director of Trade Sales and Marketing for W W Norton and Company, Inc., a position he has held since 1989. W W Norton is the largest independent employee owned publishing company in the U.S, publishing over 400 general interest and college titles per year. In addition to Sales and Marketing responsibilities, he oversees distribution services. W W Norton provides sales, marketing and fulfillment services for 15 publishers, including Thames & Hudson, The New Press, New Directions, Verso and Fantagraphics Books.

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Andrew Savikas

Director of Digital Content and Publishing Services, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Andrew Savikas Andrew Savikas is the Director of Digital Content and Publishing Services at O'Reilly Media, where he works to ensure that all of O'Reilly's content is available and accessible in multiple print and digital formats to support book production, Safari Books Online, Print-on-Demand, and direct PDF sales, among other content management and re-use initiatives.

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Eric Severson

CTO, Flatirons Solutions

Eric Severson An internationally recognized XML pioneer and content management industry expert, Mr. Severson has over twenty years of experience in the technology field, ranging from hands-on product development and consulting to senior management roles in engineering and marketing. Mr. Severson is currently Chief Technology Officer and a co-founder of Flatirons Solutions Corporation, where he leads a consulting and systems integration practice specializing in content management and XML-based publishing.

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Matt Shatz

Random House

Speaker biography coming soon.

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Adam M. Smith

Google, Inc.

Adam M. Smith Adam M. Smith is a Product Management Director at Google with product development responsibility for Google Book Search, Google Scholar, and Google News Archives. In developing these products, he works closely with publishers of all sizes as well as with 15 library partners including those at the University of Michigan, Oxford University, Stanford University, Harvard University and the New York Public Library.

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Stephen Smith

Crossway Books

Stephen Smith is the webmaster for Crossway Books, a not-for-profit publisher of religious books and the ESV Bible. He oversees Crossway’s online operations and is particularly responsible for direct-to-consumer sales on the web, which provide a growing portion of Crossway’s revenue. With only one full-time web developer, Crossway has channeled its resources into low-cost, high-payoff web efforts that promote direct sales while avoiding competition with bookstores and distributors.

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Todd Sotkiewicz

GM, Lonely Planet

Todd Sotkiewicz Todd Sotkiewicz is President/General Manager of Lonely Planet Americas. He is primarily responsible for developing the integrated sales and marketing strategies and the operational initiatives across the Company’s book publishing, image & content licensing and internet sales in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Always in touch with travelers, Todd works closely with an Oakland-based publishing staff as well as on-the-road authors throughout the Americas region.

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Jonathan Stowe

Sr VP and Chief Technology Officer, Thomson Higher Education

Jonathan Stowe, Sr. VP and CTO, of Thomson Higher Education has 16 years experience in software applications development and 10 years in a senior role identifying and delivering web content products. Before joining Thomson Higher Education, Jon was director of New Initiatives at John Wiley and Sons, Inc. At Wiley, he Built and launched Wiley Plus; went from 3,000 users and $500,000 in revenue to 45,000 users and $8,500,000 in revenue yr. 1 and 175,000 users, $14MM yr. 2 and was responsible for the higher education division's technology strategy, and developing key strategic partnerships.

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David Taylor

Managing Director & SVP Global Sales, Lightning Source UK

David Taylor

David Taylor joined Lightning Source UK in June 2003 as Business Development Director and was named as Managing Director in December 2003. David took on the additional role of SVP Global Sales for Lightning Source in March 2006. He has over 20 years of experience in the UK and international book trades in a wide variety of roles, covering retail bookselling, international library book and journal supply and internet bookselling.

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Maja Thomas

VP and Publisher, Hachette Digital Media

Maja Thomas Maja Thomas is VP and Publisher of Hachette Audio, and VP Hachette Digital Media. She also holds the position of VP Digital Publishing for the Group Hachette Livre. Maja is the Co-Chair of the AAP Digital Issues Working Group, focusing on digital publishing strategy, and Chair of Hachette’s International Board for Digital Issues. In the U.S., Maja is responsible for Hachette’s audio, ebook, print-on-demand and large print programs, some of the fasting growing segments of the publishing business.

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Caroline Vanderlip

CEO, SharedBook Inc.

Caroline Vanderlip Caroline Vanderlip joined SharedBook Inc. as its Chief Executive Officer in March 2004. She guides the strategic and operational direction of the company as it focuses on reverse publishing online content in high-value printed book formats. Caroline has 30 years of progressive leadership, managerial and entrepreneurial success within the Internet, telecommunications, and cable TV industries. Previous highlights include time spent as the President of AT&T's Personal Online Services group, and in various senior executive roles at NBC, the last as SVP, NBC Cable & Business Development. She was one of the original employees of CNBC, where she helped construct the initial business plan and was responsible for all affiliate sales and marketing activity of the now multi-billion dollar company.

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Lydia Varmazis

Lydia Varmazis Lydia Varmazis is the Director of Emerging Markets and Technology at Adobe Systems Incorporated. In this role, Lydia helps define the strategic roadmap and new business concepts for the next generation of the Adobe® design, illustration and Creative Suite family of products. Lydia manages a team of product managers and software developers that deploys web-hosted (Web 2.0) solutions that leverage the Adobe technology such as Flash, ActionScript 3, Flex and Apollo.

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Jimmy Wales

Chairman of the Board, Wikia, Inc

Jimmy Wales Jimmy "Jimbo" Donal Wales is an internet entrepreneur and founder of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wales is currently the president of the Wikimedia Foundation, a Tampa-based non-profit organization that encompasses Wikipedia and its younger sister projects. Wales's latest project is Wikia, which combines wiki social norms with search technology.

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Bruce Watermann

Vice President, Print Operations, Blurb

Bruce Watermann As VP Print Operations for Blurb, Bruce oversees the worldwide print partner network that supports Blurb's self-publishing platform. Prior to joining Blurb, Bruce was consulting for several companies in the Print on Demand and Digital Photography segments. Bruce was also part of the management team that took the company that became Bill Gates’ Corbis Corporation out of R&D into a real-world business.

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Phil Zuckerman

Founder and President, Applewood Books

Phil Zuckerman

Phil Zuckerman is the founder and president of Applewood Books, publisher of books from America’s living past. Since the company’s beginnings in 1976, Applewood has reissued over 1,200 familiar and nostalgic American books, selling millions of individual copies. From the Bay Psalm Book, prepared and used by the early colonists, to facsimiles of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys series, Applewood has slowly and organically grown its list and built its brand.

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