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Kat Meyer (O'Reilly Media, Inc. ), Joe Wikert (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
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TOC opening remarks by program chairs Kat Meyer and Joe Wikert.

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Kat Meyer

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Kat Meyer is a long time veteran of the book publishing industry whose background includes both editorial and marketing experience working at a diverse array of regional and national trade and academic publishers, including: Harcourt Brace, Communication Skill Builders, the University of Arizona Press, Rio Nuevo Publishers, and the RGU Group.

Prior to joining O’Reilly as co-chair for the Tools of Change conference, Kat was Chief Content Wrangler of Next Chapter Communications, where she reveled in two of her favorite past times: all things bookish and all things social media!

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Joe Wikert

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Joe Wikert is a publishing executive with 20+ years of industry experience. He is currently General Manager of the OTX division, which publishes the storied “animal books,” at O’Reilly Media, Inc. Prior to joining O’Reilly he was a Vice President and Executive Publisher in the Professional/Trade division of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and had management responsibility for the WROX and Sybex imprints. Since graduating from Purdue University with a degree in management and computer science, Joe has held a variety of sales and editorial positions in the publishing industry. He is also the author of seven books on programming languages and computer applications.

Joe regularly shares his publishing industry thoughts and outlook on his Publishing 2020 blog which can be found at www.JoeWikert.com. As the proud owner of an Amazon Kindle, Joe also blogs about his e-book reader experience on www.Kindleville.com. He can be reached through his blogs or via e-mail at jwikert@gmail.com.

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