Speakers | Launch NY

2012 Speakers | Book Publishing in the Cloud

Michael Cader

Publishers Marketplace

Michael Cader is the creator of Publishers Lunch, the largest-circulation book publishing industry publication in the world, and its companion website PublishersMarketplace.com. For 15 years he created and produced over 300 books through his book packaging company, Cader Books. Publishers Launch Conferences springboard from the branding, vast audience and deep respect for Publishers Lunchwith 45,000 subscribers, the largest publication for book publishing professionals worldwide, and the recognized leader in comprehensive coverage and thoughtful, clear-eyed analysis of the stories and statistics that matter the most in this transitional time.

Michael Covington

Director of Digital Content, David C Cook

As the Director of Digital Content for David C Cook, Michael is responsible for a comprehensive digital publishing strategy to deliver content to the mobile Church around the world.

Andrea Fleck-Nisbet

Executive Director, Digital Publishing, Workman Publishing

Patricia Gallagher

Vice President of Publishing, Liberty Fund Inc.

Patricia Gallagher is a publishing professional with over 20 years of experience directing scholarly and educational non-profit publishing programs for the Smithsonian Institution and Liberty Fund, Inc.

Chris Hart

VP, Applications, Random House

Michael Healy

Executive Director, Author & Publisher Relations, Copyright Clearance Center

Michael Healy is currently the Executive Director (Author and Publisher Relations) at the Copyright Clearance Center. Prior to joining CCC, Michael was Executive Director of The Book Rights Registry, where he was responsible for establishing the organization to be the lead body in the administration of the Google Book Settlement. Michael was also the Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), a New York-based non-profit membership organization dedicated to improving the efficiency and the effectiveness of the U.S. book industry through the development and maintenance of standards, research, education and information.

Ted Hill

President, THA Consulting

Ted Hill is the CEO of THA Consulting, which offers results-driven business development for the publishing and information industries. With over 20 years experience launching dozens of new business initiatives, THA consulting focuses on producing measurable results in the areas of market analysis, business planning, customer acquisition and sales development.

Rick Joyce

Chief Marketing Officer, Perseus Books Group

Rick is the Chief Marketing Officer for the Perseus Books Group, and has been involved since 2004 in the growth and digital strategies for the company. Rick is one of the co-creators of Constellation, the one-stop digital solution for independent publishers, and serves on its Leadership Team. He was the force behind the BEA 2009 experiment known as Book:The Sequel crashing a book in all formats from the show floor, and the pioneering NY Times Bestseller and transmedia sensation Cathy’s Book: If Found, Call 650-266-8233. Rick has also been the producer of enhanced books and apps like JFK:50 Days and Roots: The Enhanced Edition.

Yuvi Kochar

Vice PresidentTechnology, Chief Technology Officer, The Washington Post Company

Yuvi Kochar, corporate CTO, collaborates with the major divisions of The Washington Post Company in the areas of technology strategy, architecture and Shared Information Technology Services. Under his leadership, Shared IT Services has rapidly expanded to support key Compliance, Identity Management, Security and Privacy, HR, Benefits, Payroll and Procurement processes across all divisions. The team also supports the corporate Intranet and is innovating in the areas Enterprise 2.0, collaboration and flexible architectures, enabling rapid deployment of new solutions to respond to the fast-evolving requirements of the Companys business units.

Bruce Marcus

Chief Digital and Information Officer, McGraw-Hill Education

Bruce D. Marcus is chief digital and information officer for McGraw-Hill Education with overall responsibility for the acceleration of the company’s continued digital transformation. He is responsible for leveraging existing digital platforms and capabilities across the organization, and identifying and developing key technology solutions for K-12, higher education and professional markets worldwide.

Ken Michaels

President and COO, Hachette Book Group

Ken Michaels, President and Chief Operating Officer, joined Hachette Book Group in January 2009. In his role as COO, Ken runs all operational areas: Distribution, Facilities, Fulfillment, IT, Managing Editorial, Production, Strategic Publishing Operations and Distribution Sales and Fulfillment to other publishers (15 clients to date).

Ralph Munsen

SVP, CIO, Hachette Book Group

Bonnie Russell

Technical Project Manager, Wayne State University Press

Grade A Girl Geek and all around tinkerer. Bonnie Russell joined the staff of WSU Press in July 2011 as the first Technical Project Manager. Bonnie has over 15 years of experience in relationship management, technical project management, web design / construction, quality assurance, usability / user experience, application management, problem resolution, and customer service. In addition to implementing the Press’ new title management database Bonnie will be running the Press’ website and helping to shape digital strategy. Ms. Russell holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wayne State University where she was a Merit Scholar, and is active in several local charitable organizations.

Alfredo Santana

Associate Director, Global Rights Operations, John Wiley & Sons

With almost 30 years of experience in the publishing industry, Alfredo Santana has worked in different areas of content management, including licensing and acquisition of subsidiary rights; magazine; direct mail/marketing; domestic and international markets; author representation. Marketing experience includes development and implementation of processes and best practices during the early expansion of publishing programs in Eastern Europe and Latin America. He has participated in domestic and international publishing conferences such as book fairs in Frankfurt, London, Warsaw and Jerusalem.

Rick Schwartz

Chief Information Officer, HarperCollins Publishers

Mike Shatzkin

Founder and CEO, The Idea Logical Company

Mike Shatzkin runs a strategic consulting firm (The Idea Logical Company), is a partner in a conference business (Publishers Launch Conferences), and is the program chair for the biggest annual gathering of trade publishers discussing digital change (Digital Book World). He is also the author of The Shatzkin Files, a blog he began over three years ago.

Russ Stanton

Manager, Media Practice (Global Consulting Practice), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

John Wicker

Publishing Segment Head (Global Consulting Practice), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)