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Speakers & Sessions

Networking

Content CODiE Awards

Schedule

Wednesday, January 30

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration & Networking Breakfast

The doors open up at 8AM. Come on in, enjoy the coffee, the breakfast and get business started. There are plenty of tables and areas for formal and informal business meetings.

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

Opening Remarks

Host:

Kathy Greenler Sexton, VP and General Manager, CISD, SIIA

9:05 AM - 9:35 AM

Keynote: Technology Thunderstorms

Digital disruption approaches without warning – like a thunderstorm, changing the way we live and work. How can you prepare your organization to thrive amid the social, business and demographic changes fueled by emerging technologies? Forrester Research Chairman and Chief Executive Officer George F. Colony outlines four technology thunderstorms that will change how you do business. Companies that become “digital disruptors” will build better product experiences that create stronger customer relationships and bring it all to market faster.

Keynote:

George Colony, Chairman and CEO, Forrester Research, Inc.

9:35 AM - 9:50 AM

Breakthrough Talk: Technology Thunderstorms Rain on Buyers Too

The same disruptions that shake publishers are turning buyer organizations upside down. But the ways customers address these challenges may be surprising to publishers. Craig Wingrove, Director of KPMG LLP, will challenge your understanding of enterprise needs for mobile content, app-based content delivery, social tools and user-focused workflows. The way you tackle these challenges must involve your customers, and Craig’s perspective will help you reframe that dialogue in a meaningful way.

Interviewer:

Robin Neidorf, Director of Research, FreePint Limited

Presenter:

Craig Wingrove, Director, KPMG LLP

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

Breakthrough Talk: Monetizing Big Data

Business success requires identifying market opportunities and capitalizing on them before your competition. It also requires the ability to think differently about the market, customer needs, technology implementation, product design, content and data assets, pricing and go-to-market strategies. Understand what the CEOs of two new and innovative companies are doing to successfully monetize Big Data through pioneering business models and modern technology.

Moderator:

Russell Perkins, Founder & Managing Director, InfoCommerce Group Inc.

Panelists:

Gil Elbaz, Founder & CEO, Factual

Jim Swift, President & CEO, Cortera

10:20 AM - 10:45 AM

Previews Showcase

5 minute presentations from the winners of our annual PREVIEWS Competition. These companies are the most innovative young companies currently transforming the information industry who have no more than a Series A round of financing, generate less than $10 million in sales and have actual customers.

Host:

Larry Schwartz, President, Newstex, LLC

Previews

Datamyne

Datamyne is a provider of international trade intelligence, designed for companies that conduct business on a global basis. Their data is sourced from official government documents – and covers the import and export transactions of some 50 countries across 5 continents, including the US, and key markets in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the European Union.

Presenter:

Brendan McCahill, CEO, Datamyne, Inc.

Previews

Consensus Point

Consensus Point is a social analytics software company revolutionizing market research with Huunu, a new prediction market research platform. By bringing gaming techniques, crowdsourcing and our prediction market algorithm to research, Huunu creates more value from communities and new revenue to market research companies.

Presenter:

Linda Rebrovick, CEO, Consensus Point

Previews

Gust

Gust provides investors, entrepreneurs and all the organizations that support them, with everything needed to connect and collaborate on funding decisions and investor relations from pitch to exit. Investors on Gust find new investment opportunities, connect with entrepreneurs, and manage their deal flow.

Presenter:

David S. Rose, Founder & CEO, Gust

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Breakout Sessions

Networking Break

Networking Break

Enjoy the coffee, the food and get business started. There are plenty of tables and areas for formal and informal business meetings.

One-to-One Business Connections

One-to-One Business Connection Meetings

This program arranges meetings that connect buyers and sellers, potential partners, companies seeking and providing financing, or seeking distribution and providing it. Basically, these one-to-one meetings are between any company seeking to connect and do business with another company. These are pre-arranged meetings, scheduled in advance of IIS to assure maximum interest and utility for all participants.

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM

Breakthrough Talk: How to Stay in the Forefront by Reinventing and Repurposing Your Business

The Christian Science Monitor, a 104 global year-old news organization, has long been recognized for its innovation and speed to adopt new technology, formats and business models. Learn about the choices and challenges the Christian Science Monitor had to make as they traveled to become not only the world’s first digital first news organization, but the first news organization to leverage their editorial assets to develop  “after market” content for business-to-business. 

Presenters:

Donal Toole, Finance & Strategy Director, The Christian Science Monitor

John Yemma, Editor, The Christian Science Monitor

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM

A View from the Equity/Capital Market

The world of Information, media, and publishing is in rapid transition. Private equity has made a mark on traditional publishers, deriving value from undervalued or underused assets; while venture capital continues to fuel innovative startups. What are success stories? Failures? How are capital providers dealing with the changes to come and what does that mean to you?

Moderator:

Kevin Worth, President & CEO, The Deal LLC

Panelists:

Peter Appert, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray & Co.

Wayne Cooper, Managing Director, Greenhaven Partners

Tolman Geffs, Co-President, The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc.

Jim Robinson IV, Co-founder, RRE Ventures

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM

Working Group and Committee Meet Up

You have been working with other SIIA Members all year, now is your opportunity to meet them in person! All groups will have tables set aside during Lunch on January 30 to set each committee's programming agenda for the year, and to connect face to face. If you are not currently involved in a members only working group and would like to be, reach out to Jenny Hansen.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Keynote: Universal Access to All Knowledge

Thomas Jefferson’s statement that "All that is necessary for a student is access to a library" may be an exaggeration, but access to information is a key ingredient to education and an open society.

Advances in computing and communications mean that we can cost-effectively store every book, sound recording, movie, software package, and public web page ever created, and provide access to these collections via the Internet to students and adults all over the world. By mostly using existing institutions and funding sources, we can build this as well as compensate authors within the current worldwide library budget. Technological advances, for the first time since the loss of the Library of Alexandria, may allow us to collect all published knowledge in a similar way. But now we can take the original goal another step further to make all the published works of humankind accessible to everyone, no matter where they are in the world.

Will we allow ourselves to re-invent our concept of libraries to expand and to use the new technologies?

Keynote:

Brewster Kahle, Director & Co-Founder, Internet Archive

1:30 PM - 1:35 PM

Presentation of Peter Jackson Award

The Peter Jackson Award recognizes individuals who, like Peter, have been innovators in the information industry and who are generous and inspirational to the people and community around them.

1:35 PM - 2:20 PM

Information Industry Crossfire

The information industry has been in rapid transition for several years. The rate of disruption is unprecedented and information executives must adeptly navigate forward. Businesses are being impacted by game-changing technologies, changes in customer expectations and behavior, industry consolidation, and an uncertain economic environment. Identifying the crucial issues for your organization is the first step to winning in this market.

Is there a technology or a competitor that could up-end your business? Are there hidden competitors in your market? What actions must be taken to ensure survival--if not growth?

This session brings together thought leaders with different perspectives to gauge how the industry must prepare for the coming disruptions.

Moderator:

Dan McCarthy, Partner, DeSilva+Phillips

Panelists:

John Hartig, CEO, Sports Information Group / Daily Racing Form LLC

Andy Prozes, Executive Chairman, ACAMS

Denzil Rankine, Executive Chairman, AMR International

Stephen Ryden-Lloyd, Senior Vice President, Innodata Isogen

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

Breakthrough Talk: Incubating Innovation

Get an insider's view of how new ventures are selected, nurtured and are given the resources to develop. Hear from one of the true incubators in NYC about the culture, shared services, creativity and communication they foster. Learn why incubators are becoming synonymous with startups for fostering innovation and helping to launch new businesses in the digital age. The subtle differences between an incubator, co-working space and accelerator can make a difference in how entrepreneurs survive and their businesses thrive. The Incubator Initiatives at NYU-Poly is currently home to about 40 companies and over the last 3 years 26 companies have 'graduated' while successfully raising over $50mm in venture funding including 4 exits, the most recent for $28mm.

Presenter:

Steven Kuyan, Executive Director, NYU Poly Incubator Initiatives

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM

Previews Showcase

5 minute presentations from the winners of our annual PREVIEWS Competition. These companies are the most innovative young companies currently transforming the information industry who have no more than a Series A round of financing, generate less than $10 million in sales and have actual customers. 

Host:

Larry Schwartz, President, Newstex, LLC

Previews

Buzzient

Buzzient provides Software as a Service (SaaS) that enables F5000 companies to leverage social media (Twitter, YouTube, Facebook) for improved customer service. The Company's flagship application, Buzzient Enterprise, enables companies to (1) directly support customers on social media channels, or (2) integrate social data with existing customer service applications from Oracle, Salesforce.com, NetSuite, and others.

Presenter:

Timothy Jones, CEO, Buzzient

Previews

PublishThis

PublishThis is a cloud-based content marketing platform that enables brands, retailers, media companies and trade associations to more easily publish fresh, compelling content across all of their marketing channels at scale.

Presenter:

Matt Kumin, CEO & Founder, PublishThis

Previews

Appinions

Appinions is an opinion-based influence marketing platform designed to give companies the ability to identify, analyze and engage influencers, then measure the results of their influence marketing efforts. Appinions' patented algorithm allows the platform to extract and aggregate opinions from more than 5 million sources including blogs, social networks, and traditional media.

Presenter:

Larry Levy, Co-founder & CEO, Appinions

Previews

Visual Revenue Inc.

Visual Revenue provides real-time, content placement recommendations for online publishers. They help editors and producers across the globe by providing up to the second suggestions on the optimal layout for their content throughout their online publication based on audience interest, publisher objectives and editorial tone.

Presenter:

Dennis Mortensen, CEO, Visual Revenue Inc.

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM

Breakout Sessions

Networking Break

Networking Break

Enjoy the coffee, the food and get business started. There are plenty of tables and areas for formal and informal business meetings.

One-to-One Business Connections

One-to-One Business Connection Meetings

This program arranges meetings that connect buyers and sellers, potential partners, companies seeking and providing financing, or seeking distribution and providing it. Basically, these one-to-one meetings are between any company seeking to connect and do business with another company. These are pre-arranged meetings, scheduled in advance of IIS to assure maximum interest and utility for all participants.

3:40 PM - 4:10 PM

Keynote: Fostering Disruptive Drivers of Innovation

Get re-energized about how you can accelerate innovation in your business – through you, your teams and your organization.

Experience first-hand what it’s like to be in an Innovative Space all the time. Get engaged in a thinking process around the key factors driving innovation and creativity. This is about YOUR PEOPLE and how YOU can open up the pathways so they can contribute all their innovative capacities to your company’s goals for breakthrough products and performance.

Keynote:

Gifford Booth, Co-founder and Partner, The TAI Group

4:10 PM - 4:35 PM

Breakthrough Talk: Navigating Transformation

Experienced CTO’s and CIO’s of Global Information companies face unique challenges as they move their companies from traditional technology infrastructure to modern technology platforms and cloud-based environments. Hear from senior technology executives as they discuss what it takes to successfully transform technology in a traditional information services company in order to deliver differentiated innovative data and content solutions for their customers.

Moderator:

Marc Strohlein, Principal, Agile Business Logic

Presenters:

Richard Belanger, Chief Information Officer, ProQuest

4:35 PM - 5:30 PM

Industry Outlook: Titans of the New Information Order

Jim Kollegger’s always anticipated “Industry Outlook” will examine the titans of the New Information Order.

The collision of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft, built by the most innovative entrepreneurs in history, continues: Google’s Android devices vs. Apple’s iPhones and iPads; Google+ vs. Facebook; Amazon Kindle vs. iTunes and mini iPads; Amazon cloud vs. Google cloud; and Microsoft pivots radically, to also become a hardware company.

The result is the most dramatic reshaping of the industry since the PC, as mobile becomes the driving dynamic of the future--disrupting business models everywhere.

Who are the winners and losers in this game of thrones? And what does it mean to the content industry? A panel of keen observers tackles the shape of things to come.

Moderator:

James Kollegger, Chairman & CEO, Genesys Partners, Inc.

Panelists:

Esther Dyson, Chairman, EDventure Holdings

Thomas Glocer, Former CEO, Thomson Reuters

David Kirkpatrick, Author, The Facebook Effect & Founder, Techonomy

Michael Perlis, President & CEO, Forbes Media LLC

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

CODiEs & Previews Showcase, & Networking Reception

Enjoy the New York Skyline, fellow attendees, CODIE Finalists and the Previews Showcase presenting companies during our CODiEs & Previews Showcase Networking Reception.

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Leadership Dinner

Join us for an exclusive invitation-only dinner for our first annual Leadership Dinner at an exclusive New York locale.   

Nicholas Thompson of the New Yorker, will provide the keynote for the evening.

What is the future of communication? Is the way we interact with each other going to keep getting broken into smaller and smaller chunks, and will the way that the media produces information continue to head in that same direction? Or, in contrast, is there an increasing role for long stories, big ideas, and complicated ways for people to communicate? Who shall win: the micro-tweet or the narrative? As a CEO of an information business, you need to understand how to answer these questions as you strive to engage with your customers. Join Nicholas Thompson, editor of newyorker.com and co-founder of The Atavist as he explores how the human mind will adopt to the ever-evolving information landscape.

Keynote:

Nicholas Thompson, Editor, The New Yorker

Thursday, January 31

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

SIIA Government Affairs Briefing SIIA Members Only

With the 2012 elections in the rearview mirror, the policy outlook in Washington is more of a continuation for technology policy than a reset.  However, a number of key legislative and regulatory developments could have a significant impact on the digital content industry and your company's bottom line.  

Join us for an SIIA Members ONLY briefing, where SIIA's David LeDuc and Keith Kupferschmid will provide a recap of the most important policy developments of 2012, and a look forward to what we expect in 2013.  Key areas of focus will include privacy and data security, intellectual property protection and education technology policies, including:

  • How will the FTC's continued crack-down on privacy, with an eye on "comprehensive data collection" and "data brokers" impact you?
  • First sale doctrine: The Supreme Court will decide an important copyright first sale case that could affect where you can sell your products and for how much.
  • From "Big Data" to Data-Driven Innovation: What's all the talk about data and why should you care?
  • Renewed lawmaker scrutiny of hacking laws could weaken intellectual property protection: What is the impact on your business?

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

The doors open up at 8AM. Come on in, enjoy the coffee, the breakfast and get business started. There are plenty of tables and areas for formal and informal business meetings.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote: Expanding Opportunity

Glenn S. Goldberg will talk to the challenges and capturing the opportunities in the market to expand McGraw Hill's businesses.  

Keynote:

Glenn Goldberg, President, Commodities & Commercial Markets, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Viewpoints from the 4th Estate

Distinguished members of the press review the top stories affecting the information industry. What are the key trends? Which are the top companies to watch? Who are the disrupters poised to challenge established information businesses?

Moderator:

Gordon Crovitz, Co-founder, Press+

Panelists:

Barbara Brynko, Editor-in-Chief, Information Today, Inc.

Stephen Engelberg , Managing Editor, ProPublica

Bob Felsenthal, Vice President & Publisher, BtoB Magazine, Media Business, BtoBOnline.com

Laura Hazard Owen, Staff Writer, GigaOM

Steve Lohr, Deputy Editor, The New York Times

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Breakout Sessions

Networking Break

Networking Break

Enjoy the coffee, the food and get business started. There are plenty of tables and areas for formal and informal business meetings.

One-to-One Business Connections

One-to-One Business Connection Meetings

This program arranges meetings that connect buyers and sellers, potential partners, companies seeking and providing financing, or seeking distribution and providing it. Basically, these one-to-one meetings are between any company seeking to connect and do business with another company. These are pre-arranged meetings, scheduled in advance of IIS to assure maximum interest and utility for all participants.

10:45 AM - 11:25 AM

Previews Showcase

Host:

Larry Schwartz, President, Newstex, LLC

Previews

Movable Media

MovableMedia is focused on "opening the author channel" for brands and publishers. To do this, MovableMedia has developed a unique technology solution (the "Author Tag") to help authors move their audiences.

Presenter:

Andrew Boer, President, MovableMedia

Previews

Delve

Delve offers a personalized, curated, news reader for employees in organizations, and provides a simple social layer to share relevant stories with colleagues. It saves professionals time and turns news into knowledge inside organizations.

Presenter:

Sandeep Ayyappan, CEO, Delve

Previews

Enlyton

Enlyton is a cloud-based enterprise search and content discovery company that inventories, organizes, connects and presents creative search-based applications to Organizations that need to manage diverse digital assets. Enlyton's mathematical semantic technology enables discovery of both internal AND third-party content, regardless of structure or location.

Presenter:

Chris McKinzie, CEO, Enlyton

Previews

Automated Insights

Automated Insights provides high-quality, real-time content automation services. Automated Insights' technology automatically transforms raw data into narratives (articles, summaries, headlines), visualizations (charts, tables, graphs) and interactive applications (mobile and Twitter/Facebook based social applications) to help companies realize the full monetization potential of their data assets.

Presenter:

Scott Frederick, Chief Operating Officer, Automated Insights

11:25 AM - 12:15 PM

CEOs: Catalysts or Inhibitors of Innovation?

How do you drive innovation and change at your company when the economics, products, and talent required to drive a successful business are in constant flux? Experts cite leadership breakdowns at Kodak and Blackberry with 20/20 hindsight, but what it is important to check the mirror: what is our own ,level of clarity on the external innovations our businesses requires?

For a leader to truly excel and drive breakthrough performance, he or she must effectively address all aspects of the business: strategic, operational, cultural and personal. Yet innovation falls into a gray zone. Many times even leaders who recognize innovation's importance may respond negatively when new ideas threaten the status quo. Join in the discussion and gain firsthand insights and perspective on how to navigate change and rev-up your company's innovation engine while leading from the C-suite.

Moderator:

David Reimer, CEO, Merryck & Co.

Panelists:

Merrill Brown, Dean, Expanding Media Panel, Montclair State

Bruce Gordon, xSVP Disney Interactive, President, WTVD (ABC)

Nina Link, Former CEO & President, MPA

12:45 PM - 2:30 PM

2013 Content CODiE Awards Celebration Lunch

Don’t miss the 28th annual Content CODiE Awards! You’ll find out which companies were selected as having the year’s best products/services in more than 25 categories during this CODiE Awards celebration lunch. Attendance (along with an amazing lunch) is included in your conference registration fee.


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