With new technologies emerging all around us, many publishers are struggling with the question of which technologies to embrace to stay relevant today. Relevance is certainly crucial to growth and survival but so is profitability – it’s important that you make the right decisions based on specific business goals and adapt as readers habits evolve. Hear from Kent Freeman, Chief Operating Officer of Vital Source Technologies, an Ingram Content Group company, who will share key lessons and insight from the helm of Ingram’s fastest-growing business – lessons that are helping publishers re-invent content and create richer reading experiences that are in demand today.
This keynote is sponsored by Ingram Content Group
A 28-year Ingram veteran, Mr. Freeman is well known in the industry for his supply chain and e-textbook and e-book expertise. Kent has served as Senior Vice President of Business Development, and Chief Technology Officer, for Ingram Book Group and Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Ingram Digital, in addition to his current role of Chief Operating Officer, Vital Source Technologies. As a thought leader, Kent has been requested to speak at numerous global industry events. Past events Kent has spoken at include Book Expo America (BEA), the American Library Association (ALA), the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) events, London Book Fair, Frankfurt Book Fair and the London Booksellers Association. Mr. Freeman has served as the Chair of the Book Industry Study Group, a non-profit organization that provides research and standards development for the book industry and as Chair of the Book Industry Systems Advisory Committee.
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