• Publishing-Conference-2016

    Publishing Conference 2016

    Brexit, an upcoming U.S. presidential election, Uber, Tesla, AirBnB, machine learning, and robotics; the common themes that links those events and companies are change and disruption.

    It is appropriate that in such times of change, Rave Technologies' Publishing Conference, on the 8th of November, is titled, 'Publishing in a Fragmented World'.

    Join us to understand and discuss how the world of publishing has changed. Learn how academic publishers use times of change to adapt business models.

    Rave Technologies' Annual Publishing Conference, in London, is the only event of its kind that is aimed at publishers but has a strong technology track.

    Who is the conference aimed at

    Senior technology stakeholders in academic and commercial publishers

    Join our conference to

    • Learn
    • Engage 
    • Network 
  • Publishing-Conference-2015

    Annual STM & General Publishing Conference 2015

    Last year, we organised the conference on 29th Sept 2015 in London, UK. Its was attended by 47 delegates from over 36 publishing companies across UK, other European countries and the US.

    The attending companies were Wiley, SAGE Publications, The British Institute of Radiology, Oxford University Press, LibLynx LLC, Taylor and Francis, Copyright Licensing Agency, AIPP, IOPP Pharmaceutical Press, The IET, ACS, De Gruyter, Bloomsbury Plc, Henley Business School, The Collinson Group, Springer Science+Business Media, CABI, Brill, MarkLogic, BMJ, OECD, Alexander Street Press, The Physiological Society,  IDPF, Frontiers, Wichtig International Limited, 67 Bricks, Redlink, Inc., Tutton Russell Consulting, and many more… For more information, please click here.



  • Sharon-Cooper-BMJ

    Sharon Cooper

    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.
  • David-Smith-The-IET

    David Smith

    Keynote Speaker and Panellist
    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

    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.
  • Lisa-Dittmar

    Lisa Dittmar

    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.
  • Christian-Kohl

    Christian Kohl

    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.
  • Jason-Markos-Wiley

    Jason Markos

    Speaker and Panellist
    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.
  • Paul-Preuveneers-MarkLogic

    Paul Preuveneers

    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.
  • Louise-Russell

    Louise Russell

    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.
  • Adam-Sewell

    Adam Sewell

    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.
  • James-Walker

    James Walker

    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.

  • Jeremy-Macdonald

    Jeremy Macdonald

    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.
  • Kim-Marello

    Kim Marello

    Digital Product Manager, Bioscientifica
    VIEW BIOKim Marello is currently working with Bioscientifica as a Digital Product Manager.
  • John-Day

    John Day

    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.
  • Stephen-Cornelius

    Stephen Cornelius

    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.
  • Rex-Cooper

    Rex Cooper

    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.
  • David-Leeming

    David Leeming

    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.


Registration / Refreshments
Welcome Address
Coffee and Networking break
Panel discussion
Panel discussion – The Future of the Traditional 'Platform' moderated by Louise Russell, Tutton Russell Consulting
Lunch and Networking
Bloomsbury’s Balancing Act: Striking the balance between a trade publisher and an academic publisher by Lisa Dittmar, Bloomsbury
Coffee and Networking break
Panel discussion – Competitors as partners and service providers – blessing or curse? moderated by Christian Kohl, Christian Kohl – Consulting & Project Management
Vote of Thanks
clock16:20 onwards
Drinks and Networking


  • Cambridge University Press
  • BMJ
  • AIP Publishing
  • The IET
  • Marklogic
  • SAGE
  • Informa
  • British Pharmacological Society
  • Institute of Physics
  • CABI
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • IOP Publishing
  • De Gruyter
  • Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • Brill
  • John Wiley and Sons
  • Stilo International
  • Copyright Licensing Agency
  • Tutton Russell Consulting
  • DataLanguage
  • The Company of Biologists
  • IWA Publishing
  • Future Science Group
  • The British Society for Rheumatology
  • The Royal Society
  • Mac Keith Press
  • Pearson Education
  • British Institute of Radiology
  • Hearst Magazines UK
  • IC Publications
  • MGP Ltd
  • Bioscientifica
  • Gower Street Analytics
  • Christian Kohl Consulting
  • Pharmaceutical Press
  • IPR License
  • eLife Sciences Publications Ltd
  • Publishers Licensing Society (PLS)
  • Macmillan Education
  • 67 Bricks
  • Adgistics
  • Aries Systems Corporation
  • BMI Publishing
  • Faversham House
  • Energy Institute
  • Springer Nature
  • RCNi
  • Elsevier


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