As co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Silverchair, Thane Kerner has since 1993 led the organization’s strategic development of platforms and professional services that leverage SaaS technology to deliver high-value professional and scholarly information. Informatics, the semantic web, knowledge workflows, and cloud-based education are the foundations for an array of Silverchair-created reference and education products delivered via networked digital media. Thane serves on the Executive Council of the Professional and Scholarly Publishers Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers, and serves on the CHORUS Steering Committee. He is an advocate for advancing networked solutions in the professional and scholarly information industry, and a frequent speaker and moderator at industry conferences including the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Top Management Roundtable, the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the PSP Annual Conference, the AMPC Medical Informatics Seminar, and the AMPC-National Library of Medicine Biennial Symposium.
Prior to establishing Silverchair, he was publisher of Experimental Hematology, the official journal of the International Society for Experimental Hematology. He serves on the Board of Visitors of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.