From 1st July 2021, Rave Technologies (India) Private Limited became NEC Software Solutions (India) Private Limited and came under the NEC Corporation global brand. For our customers in the US, UK and Europe we continue to operate as Rave Technologies UK Ltd.
2020 brought permanent and profound changes in the customer behaviour. They are coming together to connect and support each other using various online platforms. There is a constant demand for better online experience. In this digital era, publishers around the globe are continuously putting their efforts to meet up their customer expectations.
Our 9th Annual Publishing Conference (PubsTech) is your chance to learn from the global publishing technology leaders.
The conference sets its benchmark by its exceptional advancement into an extremely enthralled summit for all the publishing technologists, product specialists and senior publishing stakeholders.
Get actionable insights from the 15+ technology leaders from the world’s biggest publishers, including the IET…
Join us on 2nd and 3rd November to gain all the latest technological updates, share knowledgeable insights and grab the opportunity to network with a vast audience from the publishing industry virtually.
You can register for free! Grab your spot now.
Head of Technology Strategy at IET
After 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 a 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.
Digital Publishing Consultant and Project Manager
<p>Christian is an Independent Consultant and Project Manager for Digital Publishing and IT, helping publishers and technology companies around the world to define and implement innovative products and processes. He has successfully completed large and small projects for STM, HSS, educational, newspaper, and special interest publishing companies as well as for software companies. Currently, his projects are focussed around digital content and e-commerce solutions, content management, online dissemination of knowledge, and the application of methods from artificial intelligence to various stages of the publishing process.</p>
<p>Christian has worked extensively with service providers all around the world, leading many RFP processes, system migrations, system implementations, and consolidations as well as defining and implementing the digital strategies for various publishing houses. Christian holds a masters degree in Computational Linguistics and has worked as a project manager, software developer, server administrator, event manager, and researcher in previous lives.</p>
Director of Product, Place North West and PlaceTech
<p>Kirsty Butcher is a director at property news publishers, Place North West and PlaceTech. She oversees the delivery and development of Place North West and PlaceTech products, projects, and operations.</p>
<p>She joined Place North West six years ago and has grown the reach of Place North West’s events, website, and daily publication. In 2018, she helped to launch the leading international proptech publication, PlaceTech.</p>
Founder, CEO & Chair of the Board at Delta Think
Ann Michael is Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chair of the Board of Delta Think, focused on strategy and innovation in scholarly communications. Throughout her career she has gained broad exposure to society and commercial scholarly publishers, librarians and library consortia, funders, and researchers. As an ardent believer in data informed decision-making, Ann was instrumental in the 2017 launch of the Delta Think Open Access Data & Analytics Tool, a comprehensive, interactive, regularly updated data set with diverse visualizations and extensive analysis, which tracks and assesses the impact of open access uptake and policies on the scholarly communications ecosystem. Additionally, Ann has served as Chief Digital Officer at PLOS, a member of the executive team, charged with driving execution and operations as well as their overall digital and supporting data strategy. Ann has a MS from SUNY Stony Brook in Policy Analysis and Public Management and an MS in Business Analytics from the NYU Stern School.
CEO at ScienceOpen
Stephanie Dawson, CEO ScienceOpen, grew up in northern California, studied Biology at Yale University and received a PhD in German Literature from the University of Washington. She spent over 10 years at the academic publisher De Gruyter in Berlin in the fields of biology and chemistry in both journals and book publishing. 2013 she joined ScienceOpen as managing director. With ScienceOpen she has been exploring scholarly communication in a digital environment, experimenting with open access publishing, discovery, preprints, open post-publication peer review, community curation, metadata enrichment, and alternative metrics.
Director, ITS Publishing Solutions and Application Development at American Psychological Association Washington DC, USA
<p>Sabina Mathur, Director, ITS Publishing Solutions and Application Development, at the
American Psychological Association, has over 20 years of experience in digital publishing
technologies. She is well-versed in the architecture, design, development, and support for
enterprise content management systems in all aspects of primary and secondary publishing.
The areas of focus for Sabina have been in the realms of peer review, full-text creation,
abstracting & indexing database production, indexing of content, metadata workflows, process
automation, transmission of publishing content, research database platform search & display,
identity & e-commerce management, and digital learning. Throughout her career, Sabina has
improved publishing processes, collaborating with key stakeholders by bringing insights to
support business intelligence, while maintaining high quality products in the market that meet
<p>Some of the flagship products that have been developed and managed by Sabina, and her
teams are: APA PsycNet ® , an intuitive search platform designed specifically to deliver APA
content, APA PsycInfo ® , a premier abstracting and indexing database covering the behavioral
and social sciences from the authority in psychology, APA PsycArticles ® , a database of full-text,
peer-reviewed articles from top-cited psychology journals, APA PsycBooks ® , a set of scholarly
and professional psychology books available at the chapter-level, and Academic Writer ® , an
authoring tool for teaching and learning effective writing that helps instructors support
students through the process of writing papers in courses that require APA Style ® .</p>
Consultant and Professional Organizer
<p>Astrid worked in various roles in publishing for over 15 years and has recently set up Above the Fold Organizing, her own professional organizing business, helping people apply focus in their lives, both personally and professionally.</p>
<p>She gets excited by all sorts of organizational challenges; always striving towards optimization of efficiency and joyful work-life balance.</p>
Customer Engagement Executive - Rebellion Defense
Chip Colbert is the senior director of sales at Rebellion Defense. Before joining Rebellion, Chip was the managing director for ITC Global Advisors, a D.C-based consulting firm focused on bringing private sector innovation to national security challenges. Chip also serves as a coach and facilitator for the COMMIT Foundation, supporting military veterans during the transition from the public- to private-sector. Prior to his private sector career, Chip worked at the White House, serving as the National Security Council’s Director for Defense Policy and Strategy for the Middle East. Over a 20-year career as an Army infantry officer and strategist, he was deployed worldwide in support of military operations, including commanding a company during a combat tour in Iraq. Chip is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and holds an MA in Organizational Psychology and Leadership Development from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Adam brings publishing and technical leadership as well as pioneering insights into publishing workflows and technologies. Adam was awarded the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Shuttleworth Fellowship. Adam is also technical advisor for the OA Switchboard project, holds a seat on the Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) Management Board, and co-founder of the Coalition for Open Access Publishing Infrastructure in Africa project.
Head of Transformation at SAGE Publishing
Helen has many years experience developing digital products and services for various STM publishers. Helen is based in London and is Head of Transformation at Sage Publishing.
IT Director at Institute of Physics Publishing
Bridget is Technology Director at IOP Publishing. She started her career as a librarian working for BAe Space systems where she discovered a love for technology. After gaining a Masters in IT she worked in software development for an arts organisation and then a building services company. Bridget joined IOPP back in 1998 as a project manager and since that time has worked in a variety of technical roles developing the software services and applications that support all aspects of the publishing business.
Tuesday, 2nd November 2021
13:00 - 16:35 (GMT+1)
Wednesday, 3rd November 2021
13:00 - 16:00 (GMT+1)
Highly technology focused topics from the publishing industry. Get actionable insights from 15+ industry leaders from the world’s biggest publishers.
Get inspired and motivated by the speakers and expose yourself to fresh ideas, exciting projects and new people.
A great opportunity to build your professional bonds and interact with speakers and delegates virtually.
Blended learning environment from the global publishing leaders who will impact you with the latest trends in the publishing industry.
A well-executed virtual conference. Absorbing and knowledgeable sessions have been incredibly instructive.
Great knowledge imparted by some of the top publishers from the industry, value-packed conference.
“Thank you all for the brilliant two days!” - Stephanie Delbecque