Every year publishing executives and industry veterans gather at the O’Reilly Tools Of Change Conference to review the past, ponder the present and envisage the future of publishing. In 2009 the need was to go digital. In 2010 digital publishing went one step ahead, with enhanced eBooks & social networks. The question that now looms is – ‘What will 2011 hold?’ We see 2011 as the year ‘Global becomes Local’. The internet and the investments that publishing stakeholders around the world are building are creating a new set of opportunities. Today’s publishers need to capture the opportunities in this new environment. This keynote will talk about the renewed focus for publishers to create and build strong delivery infrastructure that will serve as the main backbone or pipelines to their new ‘Local’ market.
This keynote is sponsored by Impelsys
Sameer Shariff is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for turning ideas into real businesses.
As the founder and CEO of Impelsys Inc., Sameer drives Impelsys’ business vision, strategy, value and growth. Impelsys is his second start up and he has grown the company into a leader in online content delivery for the global publishing market. Impelsys’ products and services help over 300 publishers with their online content delivery strategy. Customers include major publishers Reed Elsevier, McGraw Hill, Wolters Kluwer, Thomson, Springer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to smaller publishers Marshall Cavendish, Benchmark Education and Prufrock Press.
Sameer is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his BS degree in Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of Business. He has served as a guest speaker at several industry events including Delhi Book Fair, O’Reilly TOC Conference 2009, International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF): Digital Book 2009, Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Summit and American Medical Publishers Association; and has been featured in Forbes, India Today, CMS Wire, Professional Publishing Report, Gilbane, Seybold Report and Silicon India among other publications.
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