Chief Digital Officer, BMJ
VIEW BIOSharon joined BMJ as its first CTO in 2013, returning after 5 years of running Directgov and helping to establish The Government Digital Service. Soon after her return, she was named one of the UK’s top 50 CTOs. Currently she is working as CDO at BMJ. She is responsible for ensuring that all staff in BMJ have the right technology tools to do their jobs and that we use great digital technologies to create brilliant products. Recently, Sharon was recognised by CIO Magazine as the top female Chief Information Officer and the third leading CIO in the United Kingdom.
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Head of Product Solutions, The IET
VIEW BIOAfter he received his D.phil in Molecular Biology from the University of York, David decided to join scholarly publishing. Currently, he is a technology strategist with strong background in developing profitable digital products for research and academic markets. He has more than 15 years of experience in leveraging technology, project management, strategic thinking, relationship building innovations and profitability.
Matthew Eric Bassett
Co-Founder & Director – Gower Street Analytics
VIEW BIOMatthew Eric Bassett is a director and co-founder of Gower Street Analytics, an ambitious data science company to increase the efficiency of the global box office market. He is also a Ph.D. researcher in pure mathematics at Queen Mary University of London and conducts classes on functional programming. Previously, he has worked as a Director, Data Science at NBCUniversal International.
Head of IT Project Office – Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
VIEW BIOLisa has been working with Bloomsbury since 2013 as a Senior Project Manager. She has experience in IT programme management, acquisition integration, BI implementation, and vendor management. She is passionate about technology and how it can improve lives.
In addition, she volunteers with Inspiring the Future, which encourages youth to pursue careers they are passionate about. She has spoken regularly at events and conferences across the US and UK in her roles as Project Manager and Rotary Fellow.
Digital Publishing Consultant and Project Manager – Christian Kohl – Consulting & Project Management
VIEW BIOChristian Kohl is a Digital Publishing Consultant and Project Manager at Christian Kohl – Consulting & Project Management. Previously, Christian worked as a Director Information and Publishing Technology for De Gruyter. He holds a degree in Computational Linguistics and has worked as project manager, software developer, system administrator, event manager, and researcher. Since 2009 he teaches courses on E-Publishing and Project Management for the Academy of the German Book Trade.
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Director – Platform Capabilities , John Wiley and Sons
VIEW BIOJason joined Wiley in 2005 as a Director of Knowledge Management and Planning. He has more than 15 years of experience in publishing which includes content strategy, content management, information architecture, digital media and digital strategy. He is currently working with Wiley as a Director, Platform Capabilities.
Senior Director, Sales Engineering – EMEA, MarkLogic
VIEW BIOPaul is a Senior Sales Engineering Director managing and growing MarkLogic Sales Engineers in EMEA and driving business success throughout the region.
He has many years of experience in web based software development in Java, J2EE, XSL/XML, C++/COM as well as agile methodologies including TDD and XP and continuous integration technologies.
His pre and post-sales experience includes delivering technical training in XQuery and MarkLogic Server (developer, admin and advanced), on site team leading and remote consulting work.
Director, Tutton Russell Consulting
VIEW BIOLouise Russell has 18 years’ experience in digital publishing including positions with primary and secondary publishers, as well as with intermediaries and software providers. Louise runs Tutton Russell Consulting, which provides specialist advice to the academic industry, and works with a range of publishers, vendors and start-ups. Prior to setting up Tutton Russell Consulting Louise was Chief Operating Officer at Publishing Technology, where she was the managing director for the Online Solutions Division.
CIO, Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA)
VIEW BIOAdam is working as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) with Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) since July 2016. In his current role, he is responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the organisation, as well as formulating strategic initiatives and proposals for business development. He is also accountable for all areas of IT including infrastructure, project management, business analysis, development and support.
CTO, IOP Publishing
VIEW BIOJames has 25 plus years of experience fulfilling many IT roles, culminating on IT management to a senior level in global organisations. He is currently working with IOP Publishing as CTO.
His specialties includes information technology management, IT strategy development
vendor management & negotiation, management of offshore software development & maintenance, programme management and ITIL service level management.
Director of Technology, Pharmaceutical Press
VIEW BIOJeremy Macdonald is currently the Director of Technology at the Pharmaceutical Press. He is an experienced, committed and strategically focused technical leader with a proven track record of digital product delivery. He has spent 25 years in STM publishing, most recently at Macmillan Science & Education and the Nature Publishing Group where he held a number of senior management roles. He has extensive experience of working in a global environment with outsourcing and vendor management.
Current role includes responsibility for operations, development, project management and support functions. Working across a portfolio of digital products, leading in-house teams, contractors and outsourced partners managing change and support across the Pharmaceutical Press digital domains.
Digital Product Manager, Bioscientifica
VIEW BIOKim Marello is currently working with Bioscientifica as a Digital Product Manager.
Technology Director, RCNi
VIEW BIOJohn Day has more than 20 years of experience fulfilling many IT roles in many organisations, He has been working RCNi as a Technology Director since March 2013. Previously, he was a Group Head of IT at The Biochemical Society.
Product Manager, Springer Nature
VIEW BIOStephen Cornelius is working as a Senior Product Manager at Springer Nature. He joined Springer Nature in July 2014. He has more that 10 years of experience in creating and developing online products in the scientific, technical and medical publishing sector. Currently he is responsible for the product management of the 'SpringerLink' website.
Chief Technology Officer, BMJ
VIEW BIORex Copper is an accomplished technology leader with deep and wide Internet and Software industry experience. He has worked with multiple technologies, in companies large and small, experiencing accelerated growth or dominating a market. His specialties includes people management, technology strategy and software engineering. During his career, he has been responsible for providing strategic technical and business leadership, using technology to accelerate business growth, shaping an IT department, improving quality and reducing time to market.
Publishing Consultant, 67 Bricks
VIEW BIODavid is currently working with 67 Bricks as a Consultant. He is an IT graduate with over 20 years of experience in building innovative platforms and solutions for digital publishing. He is an experienced leader, project manager and business analyst and has been involved with a number of technologies with specific interest in online publishing, XML, Sprint Methodologies and Mark logic.