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Platform Publishing Technology Showcase

Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Isaac Sacolick

Isaac Sacolick

CIO/ Vice President, Technology, McGraw Hill Construction

Isaac Sacolick is vice president of technology for McGraw-Hill Construction, where he leads MHC’s technology strategy and execution to drive the growth of digital products and align technology efforts with business goals. Isaac joined The McGraw-Hill Companies in 2007 as vice president of technology for BusinessWeek.

In this role, he matured BusinessWeek’s agile planning and development processes and launched Business Exchange, a web 2.0 content sharing network for business professionals. Prior to joining McGraw-Hill, Isaac was the founder and chief operating officer of TripConnect, a web 2.0 social travel website where users can share advice on destinations and hotels with friends, family, and communities with common travel interests. Isaac was also founder and CTO of PowerOne Media and AdOne, companies that provided SaaS applications to newspaper companies in content management, classified ad search, and digital advertising.
Isaac is an entrepreneur and specialist in media and publishing technologies, social networking, content management, XML search technologies, web analytics, data warehousing, digital advertising, enterprise 2.0, and agile management practices. Isaac blogs and is a frequent speaker on leading innovation in the enterprise, agile practices, and advice for CIOs.

Isaac holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Binghamton University, and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona.

Additional Speakers

Diane Burley

Diane Burley

Chief Content Strategist, MarkLogic

Burley is the Chief Content Strategist for MarkLogic Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based Enterprise NoSQL database platform provider that enables organizations to turn all data into valuable and actionable information to impact top and bottom lines. A former business & technology editor and online media executive, Burley believes that regardless of industry or audience, be it internal or external communication, "engagement is engagement, and unless the content is highly relevant – and perceived to be valuable by the individual – it is worthless."

Thomas Chaffee

Thomas Chaffee

President & CEO, ePublishing, Inc.

Thomas Chaffee is the CEO of ePublishing, Inc. – a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service company driving maximum profit for publishers. Its Enterprise Publishing System (EPS) powers a wide range of business models, leverages new and diversified income streams, and automatically generates deep reader engagement by integrating behavioral data with Contextual Content, Community and Commerce.

A lifelong entrepreneur, Tom has a knack for identifying and developing leading-edge technology and utilizing it to build revenue, reduce operating costs and create shareholder value.

He is past chairman and CEO of Realigent Inc., (Nasdaq: HMSK) a publicly traded technology firm targeting the data and publishing-intense real estate, banking and mortgage industries where he drove a major corporate restructuring, integrated over 28 acquisitions and redefined the company’s product suite.

He currently sits on several corporate boards across the publishing, energy and software industries.

John Felahi

John Felahi

Chief Strategy Officer, Content Analyst

Mr. Felahi is the Chief Strategy Officer for Content Analyst Company, LLC. He is responsible for the company product strategy and vision. Prior to joining the Content Analyst Company team, he was a Principal Product Planner at Microsoft Corporation, where he was part of a small team responsible for setting the Office product division’s long term product direction and strategy. Before Microsoft acquired FAST Search & Transfer, John lead FAST’s OEM business, application product management, integration efforts of acquisitions and company messaging. Mr. Felahi has held executive and senior positions at a number of companies in his 20+ years in the software industry. John was a member of the honors program and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Philosophy from Boston College.

Kathy Greenler Sexton

Kathy Greenler Sexton

VP and General Manager, CISD, SIIA

Kathy serves as the VP and General Manager of the SIIA CISD, developing and delivering the many programs and initiatives of the Division.

Kathy is a dynamic, strategic and hands-on executive with deep experience serving Information, Internet and Media companies. After working in broadcast television and international marketing roles, she was a founding member, lead marketer and publisher for the web-based search engine pioneer AltaVista. She has also general-managed or marketed industry-leading online companies focused on news, small business information and general research including: ZoomInfo.com, BLR, Individual.com, Office.com and HighBeam Research. She has a BA in communications from Boston College.

Darrell Gunter

Darrell Gunter

President & CEO, Gunter Media Group, LLC

Darrell W. Gunter is one of the leading advocates of consultative sales, semantic technology, mobile applications and social networking in the Science, Technical and Medical Industry. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at many information industry events advocating the benefits of semantic technology, mobile applications and social networking.

Over the course of his 30-year career he has worked for the leaders of the electronic intellectual property industry - Xerox, Dow Jones Financial News Services, Elsevier, Collexis, American Institute of Physics and Allerton Press, Inc. He heads up his own strategic consultancy firm the Gunter Media Group, Inc. www.guntermediagroup.com.

He's a graduate of Seton Hall University's Stillman School of Business, where he obtained his BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. He also earned his MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Darrell is very active in the industry as his firm is a member of AAP PSP, SSP, American Chemical Society and SIIA. He is the Co-Chair of the Electronic Information Committee for PSP, he serves on the SSP Marketing Committee and he is the Co-Chair of the SIIA Platform Committee. He is also an associate editor of the Learned Journal published by the Association of Learned Publishing and Professional Scholarly Publishers.

He is an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University where he teaches consultative sales on the graduate and undergraduate level and serves /served on many boards including the Content Board of the Software Information Industry Association up until May 2011, Olin College of Engineering Library Advisory Board, Seton Hall University Advisory Council, Electronic Information & Education Service of NJ and the Women's Venture Fund. His radio program "Leadership" airs Saturday mornings at 9:00 am on WSOU HD 89.5 FM / WSOU.net.

 

Robert Haddock

Chief Executive Officer, Coosmic Corporation

Robert Haddock is CEO of Coosmic Corp., creator of the first "Intelligent Internet." In the early 1980's at Ziff-Davis Publishing Co. he pioneered in creating some of the first online ventures, including Aviation Online and Aerospace Online.
In 1984 at Citibank he created "Global Report," a pioneering online information service that provided users with integrated access to 10,000 pages a day of content from major sources worldwide, including Dow Jones, S&P, The Financial Times and all major newswires. Citibank's Global Report introduced many new technologies, including: the "news reader," the "text browser, "Concept" indexing, normalized "Semantic Tagging" and "Concept" searching.
Between 1988 and 1998 he invented, patented and implemented technologies now used by more than 6 billion people in the world today, including the SIM card and the Smart Phone. He created the first phone with a graphical interface and touch screen, and the first phone with web browser.
In 2007 he began a quest to create the first commercial "Intelligent Internet," a seamless solution that would acquire, organize, store and make accessible the collective knowledge of all of us about everything. His solution, "Coosmic," is a universal enabler for learning, making decisions and doing things. It replaces today's numerous fragmented chaotic frameworks (such as the "World Wide Web" and "Mobile Apps") with a single seamless smart solution that empowers users with real time access to knowledge about "things." Coosmic is self-learning. It understands our interests and desires, fulfills our needs and enables us to do extraordinary new things.

Bryan House

Bryan House

VP, Product Marketing, Acquia, Inc.

Bryan House is the vice president of product marketing at Acquia, where he was employee #6 when he joined four years ago. In his role, Bryan is responsible for evangelizing Drupal and Acquia to analysts, media, and customers around the globe.
Prior to Acquia, Bryan ran product marketing at EMC for Documentum’s collaboration, document management and search technologies. Prior to EMC, Bryan worked in product marketing and product management, after brewing beer professionally for seven years. Bryan lives in the Boston area and is an ardent Red Sox fan. He earned his MBA at Harvard.

 

Guillaume Mazieres

EVP, North America and Worldwide Publishing, TEMIS Inc.

Based in New York since 2009, Guillaume Mazieres has a responsibility for growing TEMIS business in North America as well as the global leadership on the publishing market. Guillaume was previously serving as Worldwide Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, based in Paris. He built a successful sales and marketing team in Europe that grew the business exponentially in all TEMIS strategic verticals.
Guillaume has a fifteen-year track record of increasing success and responsibilities within the information and software industry and a solid business expertise acquired in Europe and in North America.
Guillaume previously held the position of Vice President, Sales and Marketing for North America at LaCie, a data storage solution provider. Initially a Strategic Account Manager in London, he later moved to Spain as Country Manager, based in Madrid. Guillaume then joined LaCie Canada to head up the Canadian operations in Toronto, and later moved to the US headquarters to become Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, North America.
Guillaume holds a Master's Degree in Management from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse (France).