Scott Ahlberg
Head of Corporate Services, Reprints Desk, Inc.
Scott Ahlberg has many years of experience in content and startup businesses. Mr. Ahlberg started with Dynamic Information (EbscoDoc) in the 1980s, then went on to lead Sales and Marketing at Infotrieve, Inc. during many years of rapid growth in the 1990s. After leaving Infotrieve in 2005 Mr. Ahlberg provided consulting services to ventures in professional networking and medical podcasting. He joined Reprints Desk in 2006. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, operational innovation, copyright and content licensing, and quality management. Scott has degrees from Stanford University (BA, 1984) and the University of London (MA, 1990).

Tyler Archer
President & CEO, Archer Media Partners
Tyler Archer created his first website a the age of 16 when his neighbor bought a domain name and asked if he could "put something on it". Since that day Tyler has stayed active in almost every area of internet marketing with a focus on publishing and creating subscription based models. Recently, after years behind the scenes at a financial publication as the technical lead, he has begun sharing his ideas via his blog and consulting to specialized information publishers. Tyler also partners with content specialists as a publisher to bring new ideas and concepts to niche markets.  To learn more about Tyler Archer and view some of his work and ideas, visit

Sharon Bates
Sr. Manager, 3rd Party External Content, Deloitte Services LP
Sharon has 13 years experience managing Deloitte’s External Research Content. She’s assisted with the creation of Deloitte’s first US and Global cross-functional, cross-industry research portal. Today Sharon manages US Third-Party research content for Deloitte Research & Innovation and manages National Knowledge Management’s Third-Party Research Center of Excellence.

George Beckerman
Partner, Marlin & Associates
George Beckerman has years of experience in the global information industries and in information-intensive government agencies. George’s industry career focuses exclusively on firms that produce technology-enhanced content (business, financial, legal, health, academic, and governmental-centric content) as well as on companies that develop technologies that enhance content. He launched his career with such clients as the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, McGraw-Hill Companies, R.R. Donnelley & Sons, and the BDM Corporation, advising on acquisitions, strategic alliances and enterprise growth. Since then he’s lead almost 200 strategy consulting and investment banking engagement for small, large and global companies in the information industries. He’s also held executive positions in the Washington Post Company's Legislate subsidiary and Thomson Financial's legal research business. And George is also an entrepreneur, having co-founded and two government-content start-ups. Earlier in his career, George worked at the US Department of Commerce where he worked on intra- and intergovernmental relations, business lending, business advisory and counter-terrorism programs. He launched the Department’s initiative to improve its sections of the US Government Manual and worked to improve distribution of US census data. Previously, he was a National Defense Education Fellow at New York University's Graduate School of Public Administration, a Research Analyst working on issues about aligning NYC government revenues and spending, and a Ford Foundation-sponsored intern working on economic growth, noise abatement and defense readiness / counter terrorism at the Federal Aviation Administration.

Ken Benvenuto
President & CEO, Infotrieve, Inc.
Mr. Benvenuto joined Infotrieve as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2006. Mr. Benvenuto has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in the information services and technology industries. Most recently, he served as a Venture Partner with Trident Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm. Prior to joining Trident, Mr. Benvenuto was Chief Executive Officer of DTN Information Services, an information services and communications company that provided market data, news, and analysis to the energy, commodities and equities markets. His previous positions include serving as Chief Executive Officer of AMS Holding Group from 1998-2001 and Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Retail Financial Services division of CheckFree Corporation from 1996-1998. Earlier in his career, Mr. Benvenuto held executive roles at a number of other technology companies servicing the Fortune 1000. Mr. Benvenuto has a B.S. in Economics and a B.S. in Management Science from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Mr. Frank Bilotto
CEO, E-Wise, inc
Frank is a licensed attorney and learned the digital information business by licensing content for five years for Dialog in the 1990's. He then moved to the technology world, where he launched Vivisimo, a Carnegie Mellon spin-off, which invented the technology to dynamically cluster search results. He became Executive Vice President of Muse Global, where he spearheaded the implementation of complex federated search into the publishing space. Currently, he is CEO of e-Wise, inc, the US subsidiary of Dutch Medical Information Provider, e-Wise, BV. Frank has utilized his rich mix of experience to launch MyEBMsearch into the US market and grow the company from $0 to $3 million in US sales in less than 3 years.

Diane Burley
CEO, Burley Associates
Ms. Burley is a highly acclaimed Internet executive, having put countless brands including daily newspapers, broadcast properties and magazines on the Web. She knows all aspects of Information & Knowledge Lifecycle Management, including from creation through to multi-channel delivery, and from iteration to monetization. A rare combination of journalist and technical visionary, she understands the technical, organizational and editorial complexities of innovating new information products. With astute business sense, a metaphorical communication style, and no fear of technology, Burley is a compelling speaker who has delivered speeches across North America and England on topics such as: search, semantic analysis, content monetization and transforming your business. To learn more about Diane Burley and view some of industry leading thoughts, visit her blog, SiliconValet.

Rafael Cosentino
VP Business Development, DealOn
Rafael Cosentino has worked in online media, advertising and marketing in a business development role for 15 years. Rafael has helped to build several multi-million dollar businesses largely by creating large distribution and syndication networks in collaboration with the Web's largest publishers. Companies Rafael has had a role in building include Healthology, Advanstar, RealMatch, Adblade and now DealOn.

Bruce D D'Ambrosio
CEO, DigitalScirocco, Inc Emeritus Faculty, Oregon State University
Bruce D'Ambrosio founded DigitalScirocco – his third start-up – and serves as the company’s CEO. Previously, he founded CleverSet, a technology leader in the rapidly growing field of automated personalization engines, used to optimize e-commerce experiences by presenting visitors with relevant recommendations and information. CleverSet was acquired by ATG (Art Technology Group) (NASDAQ: ARTG) in early 2008. He also founded Prevision, a technology firm focused on decision analysis and strategy software. Prevision was acquired in 1997 by Fair Isaac, now FICO (NYSE: FICO). In addition to being a serial entrepreneur, Bruce is a computer scientist. He holds an emeritus faculty position in computer science at Oregon State University, where he focused on probabilistic methods in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and real-time behavior modeling.

Jim DeRouchey
President, InfoGroup Licensing, Infogroup
Jim DeRouchey is President of Infogroup Licensing, which includes managing relationships with value-added resellers in a number of key verticals, including search, navigation, mobile, telematics, 411, analytics, direct marketing, and geographic information systems.

With extensive experience in business development and strategic partnerships, he has worked at Infogroup for more than 18 years and has held numerous sales and leadership positions within the organization.

Mr. DeRouchey has a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of South Dakota.

Mark Durenberger
Director, Market Data Contract Manager, Deustche Bank - DB Services New Jersey, Inc.

Mark Durenberger - Deutsche Bank


Mark is a Director at Deutsche Bank in the role of Global Market Data Services - Contract Manager, where he has been employed for 24 years, including time working for Alex. Brown & Sons and Bankers Trust.  Mark has global responsibility for sourcing market data and information services across all business lines.   In addition, he and his staff, located in New York and London, interfaces with Market Data IT and administrative/finance teams to offer a wide range of MDS product including real time, historic reference and research.


Prior to his current position Mark held a number of administrative and technical support roles along with managing projects such new product deployment and strategic sourcing initiatives. Mark graduated Sum Cum Laude from Ohio University.

Steven Goldstein
CEO, Alacra, Inc.
Steven Goldstein is Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alacra. Formerly, Mr. Goldstein was Vice President of Strategic Planning for Knight-Ridder's Business Information Services division. In that role he was responsible for Knight-Ridder's acquisition of Technimetrics and its pre-IPO investment in Netscape Communications. Mr. Goldstein previously held a range of sales and marketing positions at Knight-Ridder's Business Information properties. He served on the Small Business and Agriculture Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2008-2010. Mr. Goldstein has a BA in English from SUNY Albany and an MBA in Finance from Cornell University. He resides in New York City.

Dr Jim Jansen PhD
Senior Fellow, Pew Internet and American Life Project College of Information Sciences and Technology, Associate Professor Computer Science
Jim Jansen is a senior fellow at the Pew Internet & American Life Project and an associate professor with the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University. Jim studies the uses and affordances of the Web for information searching and ecommerce, with a focus on the interaction between the person and the technology. His current areas of research include Web searching, sponsored search, and online social networking. Jim has 200 or so authored and co-authored research publications. He is co-author of Web Search: Public Searching of the Web, co-editor of Handbook of Research on Weblog Analysis, author of Understanding User-Web Interactions Via Web Analytics, and author of the forthcoming book Understanding Sponsored Search (Cambridge University Press). He is a graduate of West Point and has a PhD in computer science from Texas A&M University, along with master degrees from Texas A&M (computer science) and Troy State (international relations).

Ryan Jones
President, Pubget
Ryan joins Pubget from Microsoft's enterprise search group, where he helped some of the world's largest web sites build better user experiences with search technology. Before Microsoft, Ryan ran a media search business for FAST Search, and built technology market strategies at Commonwealth Capital and the Yankee Group. Ryan has an AB from Dartmouth College and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

Christopher Kenneally
Director of Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center
At Copyright Clearance Center, Christopher Kenneally is host and producer for the weekly podcast series, “Beyond the Book” (, covering intellectual property news as well as the business of writing and publishing. His articles on such topics as blogging, search engines, and the impact of technology on writers have appeared in the Boston Business Journal, Washington Business Journal, and BookTech Magazine, among other publications. An award-winning journalist and author of Massachusetts 101 (Applewood Books), Kenneally has reported for the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times as well as WBUR-FM (Boston), National Public Radio, and WGBH-TV (Boston).

Nik Kopelev
Director, Vendor Relations, R&D IT Operations Management, GlaxoSmithKline
Nik Kopelev is Director, R&D IT Vendor Relations at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). In this role he leads the company-wide information acquisition function and manages the R&D IT software portfolio. Nik's group is responsible for working with almost 300 publishers and software vendors. In addition to license development and negotiations he is actively involved in identifying new information products to be licensed at GSK to cover emerging business needs, as well as in joint development initiatives with major information publishers.

Prior to joining SmithKline Beecham, Nik held various positions at ISI (Thomson Scientific), which spanned from indexing of chemical information to market, business and new product development. Before then, he taught Inorganic Chemistry at several universities in the US and Russia.

Nik holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Moscow State University and an M.S. in Information Systems from Drexel University.

Mr. John Kremer
Publisher, Open Horizons
John Kremer is the publisher at Open Horizons in Taos, New Mexico, the webmaster at, and the editor of the Book Marketing Update newsletter for more than twenty years.

John is also the author of a number of books on publishing and marketing, including 1001 Ways to Market Your Books: For Authors and Publishers (6th Edition), Book Marketing Magic, Real Fast Book Marketing, 15,000 Eyeballs Internet Marketing Program, The Complete Direct Marketing Sourcebook, High Impact Marketing on a Low Impact Budget, and Celebrate Today.

He is also the founder of the Institute on Book Publishing Innovations as well as The Book Marketing Network social network for book authors and publishers (

Mary Laplante
Vice President Client Services, Digital Clarity Group
As Vice President of Client Services, Mary manages Digital Clarity Group’s relationships with clients and prospects, from initial engagement through long-term partnership. Mary is the go-to Digital Clarity Group team member for business development, working with technology buyers and suppliers who will benefit from the firm’s no-nonsense analysis and consulting. She ensures that every client experiences the highest levels of satisfaction with Digital Clarity Group’s products and service. She contributes to and executes the firm’s marketing strategies and tactics.

Mary has spent her entire career in and around content management in its broadest sense. Her experience includes management and executive positions at several industry-leading specialty research and advisory firms. Most recently, she was vice president and practice leader for custom research and consulting at Outsell, Inc., a firm focused on the markets for monetized content. She was vice president and senior analyst at Gilbane Group, acquired by Outsell in 2010. She established Gilbane’s highly-regarded content globalization and localization practice area and contributed to the company’s XML, web content management, and enterprise search coverage. She was the founding executive director of the organization now known as OASIS and remains passionate about the role of standards in reducing the cost of applying technology solutions to real business problems.

Gina McCue
Sr. VP, Business Development, ebrary
Ms. McCue is responsible for ebrary's North American sales team and Global Business Development. She has vast experience in library product sales and market development. Her previous roles included global sales and marketing management positions at SilverPlatter Information, Ovid Technologies, and Wolters Kluwer Health. For the past 13 years, Ms. McCue focused on consortia arrangements, channel Partnerships, and content product development for libraries and information professionals. Prior to information and technology sales, she worked for Abbott Laboratories in sales management. Ms. McCue earned her B.A. From the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA and participated in an executive program at the Kellogg School of Management.

Greg Merkle
VP of Product Strategy & Design, Dow Jones & Company
As vice president of product strategy and design at Dow Jones, Greg Merkle is responsible for overseeing the user experience design of the Dow Jones corporate markets product suite within Dow Jones. With more than 20 years experience in the electronic publishing and information industry, Mr. Merkle Greg has both the big picture vision of where and how information is being used as well as the implementation expertise to bring goal and task oriented products and solutions to market. Previously, he was associate vice president, product design at Factiva (before Factiva was acquired by Dow Jones in December 2006) and was responsible for user experience design for all products and services of Factiva. This included working strategically with the Factiva product organization and customers to prototype business ideas and build innovative products and solutions to meet their needs. The design group disciplines include: information architecture, market validation, interface/interaction design, human factors/usability and data visualization. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Merkle had the role of creative director/product design and headed the product and interface design team at Dow Jones where he introduced user focused design principles and usability prior the Internet revolution. Mr. Merkle joined Dow Jones in 1993 as an art director. He later focused on user interface design with the release of: Personal Journal, Dow Jones News/Retrieval, Dow Vision, The Dow Jones Business Center on America Online, Dow Jones Publications Library and Dow Jones Interactive.

Carol Anne Meyer
Business Development & Marketing, CrossRef
Carol Anne Meyer is responsible for marketing and business development at CrossRef. An information industry professional with 25 years of experience in publishing and product development, she has consulted with participants in the scholarly publishing community on marketing, market research, product development, and production issues. Carol has held strategic product management positions at Aries Systems, Northern Light Northern Light Technology and SilverPlatter. She also served as the Director of New Media for Little, Brown’s professional division, which included product development for legal and medical markets and Publisher of the journals program at ACM, and was instrumental in creating the database production systems that now support ACM’s Digital Library. Early in her career, Carol was involved with newsletter and magazine publishing for a trade association and with the dawn of the electronic publishing era at Random House Software.

Ms. Robin Neidorf
Director of Research, Free Pint Limited
Robin has been working with FreePint since 2004, and, since joining full time in 2006, is responsible for strategic planning, product development, relationship management, research and communications. Robin Neidorf ran a research and communications consulting business for 10 years, prior to joining Free Pint Limited. As a consultant, she focused on strategic planning, using information to make better decisions, and creating effective audience-focused communications across different media. Robin has worked with a wide range of organisations in the for-profit and non-profit sector. She has developed online communities, publications and distance learning modules for a range of business purposes. She is the author of Teach Beyond Your Reach: An instructor's guide to developing and running successful distance learning classes, workshops, training sessions and more (Cyber Age, 2006, second edition due out in fall 2012) and the co-author of E-Merchant: Retail Strategies for e-Commerce (Addison-Wesley, 2001).

Bill Noorlander
Principal, BST America
Willem (Bill) Noorlander has served in domestic and international positions with several global banks and consulting firms and has a wide range of experience in the Financial and Information industries. His long term experience and background includes finance/accounting, operational management, risk management and general management. During the last 15 years he has focused on information management, including in-depth knowledge of usage requirements, information sourcing and contract negotiations. Bill is a Principal in BST America, a Market Data Consulting and Outsourcing firm, located in New York city. In his current role he is the Partner in charge of BST's Market Data consultancy practice.

Atul Patel
Founder & CEO, OneScreen
Atul Patel drives OneScreen's strategy and is actively involved in all aspects of product and technology development, marketing, and partnerships. Atul has over 11 years experience in technologies related to Internet, video and mobile advertising and lead generation. He serves as a board member of, an advertising trading and buying platform, and LeadIntel, a lead verification and certification system. Atul co-founded LeadROI, a lead management system for financial services companies, the sector spending more in Internet advertising in 2007 than any other. LeadROI was sold to MediaWhiz Holdings in 2008. Atul was with Countrywide Financial, where he held roles in lead generation, customer acquisition and marketing analytics. He earned his B.A. in Economics, with a Specialization in Computing, from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Marty Picco
Director of Product Management, Atypon Systems, Inc.
Marty Picco is Director of Product Management for Atypon and is passoinate about extending the Atypon platform into the mobile world.  Marty brings deep technical understanding of digital media, cloud computing and mobile applications to the digital publishing world after spending many years creating and deploying innovative video processing and streaming solutions for major TV operators worldwide. 

David "Skip" Prichard
President & Chief Executive Officer, Ingram Content Group Inc.
Skip Prichard is President & Chief Executive Officer of Ingram Content Group Inc. Ingram Content Group provides books, music and media content to over 35,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in over 200 countries. More than 21,000 publishers use Ingram's fully integrated physical and digital solutions and programs to realize the full business potential of books. Under his leadership, Ingram Content Group has improved its financial position, expanded its international locations to continental Europe and Australia, strengthened its digital offerings and integrated its multiple companies and acquisitions into a unified service offering.

Mr. Prichard's perspective as the leader of Ingram Content Group - the center hub between publishers, retailers and libraries - offers a unique view on the future of books and publishing. His views have been featured in print and online publications and broadcast media, including the BBC, The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Harvard Business Review, Information Today, The Bookseller, Publishers Weekly, Christian Retailing, Library Journal and others. He has spoken on this topic at conferences, including O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing, BookExpo America, PubWest, and the ECPA's Executive Leadership Summit.

Prior to his appointment at Ingram Content Group, Mr. Prichard was President and Chief Executive Officer of ProQuest Information & Learning where he led ProQuest through a successful financial turnaround, achieving double-digit growth and returning the company to profitability. Earlier in his career, Mr. Prichard held a number of executive positions with LexisNexis, where as Vice President of corporate and federal markets he provided business information and risk management solutions to the largest global corporations.

Nader Qaimari
Sr. VP, Marketing, Cengage Learning
Nader Qaimari has worked in the library industry for more than ten years. Starting as a print editor and then manager of Gale’s InfoTrac line, he currently serves as Cengage Learning's Senior Vice President of Marketing, focusing mainly on the marketing of the company’s digital assets and new initiatives. In addition, Nader manages the Market Research, Data Analytics and Metrics, and Marketing Strategy divisions. In his ten year career at Cengage Learning, Nader has held positions in K12 product management and curriculum product management, and has also managed a number of product platforms, including Gale Virtual Reference Library and its newest online platform, PowerSearch. He was responsible for content selection, technology, sales and marketing efforts for these products. Nader has a BA in English Literature from Kenyon College and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Lawrence Rafsky
Chief Scientist, NewsEdge / Acquire Media
Dr. Rafsky, who earned his Ph.D. in statistics from Yale in 1974 and his A.B. summa cum laude from Princeton in 1970, is a well-known innovator and entrepreneur in the on-line information industry. He has led four successful new ventures, taking overall responsibility for securing funding, setting strategic direction, and building infrastructures. 

At Automatic Data Processing, from 1978 through 1982, he conceived, planned, negotiated and then served as Managing Director of ECONALYST, the joint venture between ADP and Alan Greenspan’s economic consulting firm, Townsend-Greenspan.  In 1982, Dr. Rafsky founded GemNet, the software company that wrote FAME, a leading time series data banking and econometric analysis package. In 1984, Citibank acquired GemNet. Dr. Rafsky served as President of the now re-named FAME Software Corporation.  In 1985, Dr. Rafsky co-founded Gari Software Associates, an organization specializing in financial data base and real-time news integration for Wall Street. Dow Jones acquired Gari; Dr. Rafsky served as president of Gari from 1985 to 1998.  In 1998, Dr. Rafsky led an MBO of Gari Software from Dow Jones, and sold the resulting entity to WavePhore. Merging this software base with the Internet news delivery systems of Mainstream Data, also acquired by WavePhore, he created MediaXpress, the company’s flagship product, and pioneered the formation of Named CTO of Wavo (WavePhore’s new name), Dr. Rafsky lead news software development until early 2001 when he formed Acquire Media Corporation and acquired the MediaXpress assets, and in 2007 the assets of NewsEdge, formerly a division of Thomson Corporation.

In addition to his entrepreneurial activities, Dr. Rafsky maintains research interests in a number of technical fields, including multivariate data analysis, NLP/text categorization/taxonomic tagging, graphics/visualization, computational statistics, finance, and portfolio theory. Papers in finance and portfolio theory have appeared in Econometrica and Management Science. Papers in multivariate analysis and graphics have appeared in the Annals of Statistics and JASA (Journal of the American Statistical Association). Dr. Rafsky was co-recipient of the 1980 Theory and Methods Award from the American Statistical Association, has been an adjunct faculty member in the Computer Science Department at Stevens Institute, and an invited speaker at major universities (Carnegie Mellon, Yale, and others) and meetings (ASA, ComStat, and COMDEX).

Benjamin Sargent
Content Globalization Strategist & Senior Analyst, Research, Common Sense Advisory
Ben Sargent has worked in the language services industry since 1989, serving in operations, consulting, and marketing roles. He also helped to found and manage several venture-funded high-tech start-ups. Ben's primary research focus areas at Common Sense Advisory are global online customer experience, translation management systems, and authoring and content management technologies. He also consults for Global 1000 brands, international organizations, and technology vendors. Ben has published research and articles on multilingual publishing and been a regular speaker at conferences and seminars in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Scott D. Schulman
President, Corporate Markets Group, Dow Jones & Company
Scott D. Schulman is president of the Corporate Markets Group of Dow Jones & Company where he leads the innovative business news and information products serving professionals and corporations worldwide. These services are designed to help business professionals better monitor and uncover opportunities in the markets, industries, companies and regions that matter most to them.

Mr. Schulman oversees core brands including Factiva, one of the largest electronic business aggregators and archives in the world, as well as Dow Jones Companies & Executives, Dow Jones Insight, Dow Jones Watchlist, The Wall Street Journal Professional Edition and more. These brands and other Corporate Markets Group services are designed to meet the needs of professionals in consulting and professional services, enterprise and business management; public relations and corporate communications; research and knowledge management; and risk and compliance. Mr. Schulman is currently leading a significant investment and expansion in Factiva as well as Dow Jones' offerings in risk and compliance and corporate communications.

Before taking on this role, Mr. Schulman held numerous senior executive level positions at Dow Jones. Most recently, he was president of Dow Jones Financial Information Services and previously was chief strategy officer at Dow Jones where he led corporate strategy efforts and major growth initiatives across all sectors of the company, He also served as senior vice president, global sales and marketing for The Wall Street Journal franchise. While in that position he played a key role in expanding the Journal's offerings through Personal Journal, WSJ Weekend and the Journal Report.

Prior to that, Mr. Schulman was president of Dow Jones Consumer Electronic Publishing. This operating group included Internet businesses such as and other electronic properties. Mr. Schulman was a champion of's widely admired subscription model, led major improvements to the Web sites and developed new vertical offerings. Mr. Schulman joined Dow Jones in 1999 as vice president of strategic planning and development.

Before joining Dow Jones, Mr. Schulman was a partner in the communications, media and technology practice at Booz Allen Hamilton in New York. During his 10-year career at Booz Allen, he led work in areas such as online/Internet services, electronic and print business information, newspapers, magazines, television, entertainment, education and direct marketing. Prior to that, he was a research analyst and associate consultant for Bain & Company in Boston.

Mr. Schulman serves on the boards of American Business Media and The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). He has previously served on the boards of the Ad Council, the American Advertising Federation, the Better Business Bureau, Duke Student Publishing Company, and Smart Money. Mr. Schulman's community involvement includes serving on the board of directors of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, a not-for-profit organization that is the largest and longest-running recognition program for the visual arts and writing in the U.S.

Mr. Schulman received a Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Igor Smirnoff
Vice President, Digital, NewspaperDirect, Inc.

Igor has been with NewspaperDirect since 2003.  As VP of Digital, he is responsible for driving strategic relationships with both technology and market partners while managing digital sales channels, including professional content management solutions and the fast-growing Library and Corporate PressDisplay services.


Dan Strempel
Sr. Analyst, Editor, Business & Professional Group, Simba Information
Dan Strempel is the senior analyst/editor of Simba’s Business and Professional Group, where he oversees the publication of “Professional Content Report” and associated market reports. Since 2005, he has led the business and professional team in the publication of an expanded list of report titles, including “Global STM Publishing, Global Professional Publishing” and “Wireless Information in Professional Markets.” In addition, Strempel executes in-depth customized research projects and represents Simba at industry conferences and events. Prior to Simba, Strempel was managing editor at Westfair Communications in White Plains, N.Y.—the publisher of Westchester County Business Journal and Fairfield County Business Journal—where his work earned recognition from the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2004, The Business Council of Westchester named him as one of its “Rising Stars: Forty Under Forty” award winners. Strempel graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in journalism.

Thomas J. Wilson
President, Unisphere Research, A Division of Information Today, Inc.
Thomas Wilson is the president of Unisphere Research which is Information Today, Incorporated's market research division. Unisphere has completed nearly 100 web-based market studies in various areas of information technology, customer relationship management, education and in the library marketplace. Last year, Unisphere produced the LRG North American Benchmark Study of Library Spending, 2011. This ground-breaking study resulted in a forty-five page final report available to all participating librarians at no cost. Covering technology trends, spending and budget trends, as well as library operating practices, the 2011 LRG Benchmark Study laid the groundwork for an ongoing longitudinal approach to measuring practices and changes in the library market. The large number of participating libraries from all major library sectors (public, academic and special/government) resulted in LRG's ability to refine its findings and deliver them on a sector-by-sector basis as well, which was further narrowed down to reporting on the findings by library-population-served within each library sector. Three sector reports at this level of granularity were made available for purchase in 2011, and will be made available once again in 2012 once the 2012 LRG Benchmark Study is made available.

Mr. Wilson is a veteran magazine and web publisher, and market researcher, whose career began in 1978. His management experience includes tenure at International Data Group, CMP Media, Elsevier North America, The New York Law Publishing Company and Crain Communications. Wilson has twice owned and operated his own publishing company first with Boucher Communications Inc. from 1996-1999 and then with Unisphere as the principal partner from 2000-2008.

Craig W Wingrove
Director, External Content Management, KPMG LLP
Craig W. Wingrove

Director, External Content Management



Craig Wingrove is the Director of External Content Management for KPMG LLP, a U.S. limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International. In this role Craig is responsible for managing and developing KPMG's external content strategy. This includes negotiating, monitoring, and supporting content delivery to the firm's portal and internet channels. Craig is based in Montvale, New Jersey.


Craig's previous role at KPMG was Director of Industry Research and External Content for KPMG's Office of the Global Chief Knowledge Officer. Before joining KPMG, Craig was associated with Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. managing their Investment Banking Information Center. In that position, he was responsible for managing groups in New York and London as well as securing external content for the firm. Craig was a key player in deploying desktop applications to bankers in three continents which included a comprehensive training and education program.


A member of SLA since 1994, Craig has spoken at numerous information industry conferences and meetings. He has also contributed to publications such as Information Outlook.


Craig holds a Master of Library and Information Studies from McGill University in Montréal and a Bachelor of Arts from St. John's University in New York.


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