Brian O’Leary

Boundaries are expanding, with more titles, new formats, new business models, and more surfing and sampling. Publishers are working to respond to what’s new, but how can they more reliably prepare for what’s next?   Brian O’Leary is executive director of the Book Industry Study Group, a U.S. trade association that disseminates information, creates and […]

Chris Beer

With each new breakthrough in tech comes new ways of engaging with the world – but also new platforms for old habits. Balancing groundbreaking technology and trends with established human traits is key to unlocking the best future for consumers and content creators.   Chris Beer is a Senior Trends Analyst at GlobalWebIndex, a market […]

Cigdem Aker

  Seizing the digital and technological opportunities is much easier, when we join forces internationally.   Cigdem Aker is head of strategy and innovation at the German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.). With initiatives like the international CONTENTshift accelerator she pursues the aim to push the boundaries of publishing and to […]

Colin Lovrinovic

  Colin Lovrinovic is an Australian/German serial entrepreneur with a passion for new technology in media (and in general) – and having fun while making the world a more interesting place. He is Managing Director at Gould Finch, the next generation data-driven management consulting firm that focuses on digital evolution and transformation across various industries. […]

Eric Briys

Disorder is why libraries are still around, disorder is why they are there to stay Eric Briys is the founder of Cyberlibris, a French firm established in 2001. Cyberlibris is the pioneer of  institutional subscription based digital libraries. Cyberlibris clients include business schools (, universities (,, corporations (, public libraries ( Eric is a former […]

Fernando Piquer

Es un emprendedor en el entorno digital. Fundador y directivo de varias compañías en el sector del videojuego y entretenimiento: Zinkia (Pocoyo), Bitoon, Team Riders. Actualmente CEO de la iniciativa pionera de e-sports Movistar Riders.

Gregorio Pellegrino

One format to rule them all! Italian computer engineer, Gregorio Pellegrino has a strong knowledge in the digital publishing field, new media with particular attention to accessibility for visually impaired people. He is a consultant in these areas for publishing companies (especially regarding formats, international standards and authoring platforms). He is the technical manager of […]

Johannes Knierzinger

To complicated; didnt read – readers demand an uncompromisingly good experience. With a system that unifies all sources and helps readers to follow their trusted sources, Newsadoo is bringing back the attention of the readers to news. And thats the foundation for a subscription model that works for news.   The father of two children studied […]

José Manuel Anta

Managing Director of FANDE and the International Publishing Distribution Association (IPDA) Graduate in Economics by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Master in Foreign Trade by CEOE and Postgraduate Course in Market Research at the Autonomous University of Madrid (1995). Since 1997, performs the work of Managing Director of the Federation of National Associations […]

Luis González

“Si quieres innovar, apaga la computadora y sal a dar un paseo” Director General de la Fundación GSR. Desde 1992 ocupó diversos cargos directivos como Administrador Civil del Estado, en la dirección de unidades de desarrollo regional o I+D y puso en marcha el Plan Nacional de la Lectura. Responsable del lanzamiento de diversos proyectos digitales […]

Rüdiger Wischenbart

Rüdiger Wischenbart, born in 1956 in Graz, Austria, is the founder of “Content and Consulting” (since 2003), and a writer specialized in culture, cultural industries, the global book markets, innovation in the book industry, literature, media, and communication. Most recently, he researched and (co-) authored several reports on global publishing markets, notably the “Global eBook” […]

Sebastian Posth

As a publisher, entrepreneur and consultant, I have been working for many years to transform innovative technology into valuable and useful products, services and tools for the publishing industry. It is my personal ambition to support media companies in developing and implementing a digital business model that suits their needs and helps them grow their […]

Shane Ennis

  Shane is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer for Noa, leading the company’s presence across Mobile, Web, Smart Speakers & Connected Cars.   Noa have partnered with some of the world’s best news publishers to offer professionally narrated journalistic articles on a single platform. Our content can be found on Mobile, Web, Smart Speakers […]

Shweta Khurana

  With passion for the WORD and belief that content always opens windows into new world of knowledge, She has been into editing, content creation and marketing for more than 14 years.   Shweta Khurana is Editor at All About Book Publishing Magazine in India -. A bi-monthly trade journal exclusively dedicated to Publishing and […]