Open source or proprietary technology? Community owned or commercial infrastructure and solutions? Can we create competitive, differentiating features or is all publishing technology a commodity? How do you weigh ownership challenges versus partnership risks? These big questions underlie many of our organizations’ most important business strategy and technology decisions. How are some of our industry’s technology leaders grappling with these issues?
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Ann Michael is the Chief Digital Officer at PLOS charged with driving the development and execution of the organization’s data, technology, and overall digital strategy. Prior to PLOS, Ann was CEO of Delta Think for more than a decade. Ann is a Past President of SSP, a Board Director at Joule (a Canadian Medical Association company), a member of the Learned Publishing Editorial Board, and a contributor to the SSP’s blog, The Scholarly Kitchen. She has a MS from SUNY Stony Brook in Policy Analysis and Public Management and an MS in Business Analytics from the NYU Stern School.
John Shaw is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at SAGE Publishing. A 20-plus-year veteran of the publishing industry, John has held various management roles in journals production, composition, abstracting and indexing, and publishing technology rolls. He’s currently responsible for SAGE’s global publishing technology program.
Stuart leads the strategic evolution and expansion of The Silverchair Platform, designing and leading technology initiatives for greater platform scalability and capability while enhancing Silverchair’s unparalleled flexibility for new product development. Stuart joined Silverchair in 2012 and has twenty years of enterprise architecture, system design, and software development experience in the education, engineering, nonprofit, and investment industries.