Steve Paxhia is the Lead Analyst for the Gilbane Group Publishing Practice.. He assists publishing technology companies in turning their newest ideas into profitable businesses and helps publishers assess their strategy and current performance in a cross media publishing environment and then helping to accelerate their growth. In the past ten years, Steve has worked with more than 30 companies by helping refine their strategic plans. Before joining the Gilbane Group, Steve spent 20 years imanagemnet positions at Macmillan and Houghton Mifflin, served as CEO of Inso Corporation, founded several successful consulting practices and served as Chairman of Rovia – A start-up that developed secure fully featured e-books for the college market. Steve has considerable experience with custom publishing, licensing of intellectual property, electronic publishing work flow and technology, and EDI. He was the founder of the publishing industry’s Pubnet e-commerce and information system.
Bill Rosenblatt is president of GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies (www.giantstepsmts.com), a consulting firm whose clients include content providers and digital media technology companies. Bill bridges the gaps between business and technology in the digital media world. He brings content providers expertise in areas such as digital rights management, content management and distribution, cross-media strategy, and digital product strategy, and he provides technology vendors with market strategy, business development, and product management services.
Bill is the managing editor of the Jupitermedia newsletter DRM Watch (www.drmwatch.com) and author of the book Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology (John Wiley & Sons, 2001).
Before founding GiantSteps in 2000, Bill was chief technology officer of Fathom, an Internet content and education company backed by Columbia University and other scholarly institutions. He has been a technology and new media executive at McGraw-Hill and Times Mirror Company, and he served as manager of strategic marketing for media and publishing at Sun Microsystems. He was also one of the architects of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), a standard for online intellectual property identification.
In addition to Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology, Bill is an author of technical books for the publisher O’Reilly & Associates, which have been translated into French and Japanese, and he was a contributor to the book Electronic Publishing Strategies (Pira International, 1997). He has written articles on digital media for various periodicals, spoken at conferences worldwide, including the World Economic Forum in Davos, and has been quoted in The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), Der Spiegel, Australian Financial Review, Electronic Times (South Korea), Billboard, PC World, Editor & Publisher, and other publications. He has lectured on DRM, digital copyright, and media technology at several universities and law schools.
Bill has a B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, and executive education from Harvard and University of Southern California business schools.
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