Keynote Speakers

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow, craphound.comScience fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger
and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog
Boing Boing (boingboing.net), and a contributor to The Guardian, the
New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wired, and many other newspapers,
magazines and websites. He was formerly Director of European Affairs
for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org), a non-profit civil
liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy,
standards and treaties. He holds an honorary doctorate in computer
science from the Open University (UK), where he is a Visiting Senior
Lecturer; in 2007, he served as the Fulbright Chair at the Annenberg
Center for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California.

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9:45am Wednesday, 02/13/2013
Henry Jenkins, Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts, USC Annenberg in conversation with Futurist at Intel Corporation, Brian David Johnson and Cory Doctorow, Science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger.
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Jeff Jaffe

Jeff Jaffe, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)CEO

Dr. Jeff Jaffe is Chief Executive Officer of the World Wide Web Consortium. In this role he works with Director Tim Berners-Lee, staff, and membership, and the public to evolve and communicate the W3C’s vision. He is responsible for all of W3C’s global operations, for maintaining the interests of all of W3C’s stakeholders, and for sustaining a culture of cooperation and transparency, so that W3C continues to be the leading forum for the technical development and stewardship of the Web.

4:40pm Wednesday, 02/13/2013
Today’s eBook market is dynamic, fast-changing and strong. eBooks compete with printed versions, and there is a wide choice of hardware and software available for eBook readers. Nevertheless, publishers face major business and technical challenges in this market, some of which could be reduced or removed by standardization such as HTML5 and the Open Web Platform.
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Henry Jenkins

Henry Jenkins, University of Southern CaliforniaProvost's Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education

Henry Jenkins is Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts, and Education at the University of Southern California. He is co-author, with Sam Ford and Joshua Green, of the 2013 book Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture. He is also author of Convergence Culture (2006), Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers (2006), The Wow Climax (2006), Textual Poachers (1992), and What Made Pistachio Nuts? (1992); co-author of Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture (2009); editor of The Children’s Culture Reader (1998); and co-editor of Rethinking Media Change (2004), Democracy and New Media (2003), Hop on Pop (2003), From Barbie to Mortal Kombat (2000), and Classical Hollywood Comedy (1994). From 1993-2009, he was the MIT Peter de Florez Professor of Humanities and co-directed... Read More.

9:45am Wednesday, 02/13/2013
Henry Jenkins, Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts, USC Annenberg in conversation with Futurist at Intel Corporation, Brian David Johnson and Cory Doctorow, Science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger.
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Location: Broadway Ballroom
Brian David Johnson

Brian David Johnson, Intel CorporationFuturist

The future is Brian David Johnson’s business. As a futurist at Intel Corporation, his charter is to develop an actionable vision for computing in 2020. His work is called “future casting”—using ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and even science fiction to provide Intel with a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing. Along with reinventing TV, Johnson has been pioneering development in artificial intelligence, robotics, and using science fiction as a design tool. He speaks and writes extensively about future technologies in articles and scientific papers as well as science fiction short stories and novels (Science Fiction Prototyping: Designing the Future with Science Fiction, Screen Future: The Future of Entertainment Computing and the Devices we Love, Fake Plastic Love, and Nebulous Mechanisms: The Dr.... Read More.

9:45am Wednesday, 02/13/2013
Henry Jenkins, Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts, USC Annenberg in conversation with Futurist at Intel Corporation, Brian David Johnson and Cory Doctorow, Science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger.
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Location: Broadway Ballroom
9:10am Wednesday, 02/13/2013
In the next decade it will be possible to turn anything into a computer. We will be living in a world where we are surrounded by computational intelligence. What tools do we need to design this future? How can we envision our tomorrows so that we can start building them today? It is possible to change the future and it’s simpler than you might think.
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Matt MacInnis

Matt MacInnis, InklingChief Executive Officer

Matt MacInnis is Inkling’s Chief Executive Officer. He founded Inkling in 2009 on a mission to rethink the way we publish, a journey that began first with the textbook and has moved to much more. Today, Inkling is defining a new medium for publishers and consumers alike.

Before founding Inkling, Matt spent eight years at Apple, beginning in marketing, moving into product, and then running Apple’s education market development team in Asia for over two years, based in Beijing. After helping to grow Apple’s business in the region, Matt was called back to Apple’s California headquarters to coordinate Apple’s growth in education globally.

A native of northeastern Canada, Matt earned a degree in Electrical Engineering with a Citation in Mandarin Chinese from Harvard University. Both... Read More.

9:25am Wednesday, 02/13/2013
Matt MacInnis, CEO of Inkling, will discuss newly announced technologies that will aid not only in the construction of structured, high-fidelity digital products, but also provide powerful new ways to drive content discovery among consumers.
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Kat Meyer

Kat Meyer, O'Reilly Media, Inc. Conference Chair, Tools of Change

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!

8:45am Wednesday, 02/13/2013
TOC opening remarks by program chairs Kat Meyer and Joe Wikert.
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Tim O'Reilly

Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media, Inc.Founder and CEO

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media. His original business plan was “interesting work for interesting people,” and that’s worked out pretty well. He publishes books, runs conferences, invests in early-stage startups, urges companies to create more value than they capture, and tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators.

Tim is also a partner at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, a founder and board member of Safari Books Online and Maker Media, and on the boards of Code for America and PeerJ.

8:55am Wednesday, 02/13/2013
The ebook transition has had many publishers running scared. Tim O'Reilly is still excited about the future of publishing, and optimistic that we're discovering it, bit by bit. He'll share his thoughts from the front lines.
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Maria Popova

Maria Popova, Brain PickingsFounder & Editor

Maria Popova is the founder and editor of Brain Pickings. She has written for Wired UK, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Nieman Journalism Lab, and Design Observer, among others, and is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow. She is on Twitter.

Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff, "Program or Be Programmed"Author

Douglas Rushkoff, PhD, is a world-renowned media theorist whose twelve books, including Life, Inc and Program or Be Programmed., have won prestigious awards and have been translated into thirty languages. He is a commentator on CNN and a contributor to The Guardian, Discover, and NPR. He also made the PBS documentaries Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and Digital Nation. He advocates for digital literacy at Codecademy.com, and teaches at NYU and The New School. He lives in New York, with his wife Barbara and daughter Mamie.

4:05pm Wednesday, 02/13/2013
People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, compile knowledge, and connect with anyone, at anytime. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed into one focal point: everyone would be everywhere at once.
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4:25pm Wednesday, 02/13/2013
Join Media Theorist Doug Rushkoff and entrepreneur Evan Williams for an engaging discussion about the future of the Web, and the implications for authors, readers, and the publishing industry.
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Meredith Schwartz

Meredith Schwartz, Library JournalNews Editor

Meredith Schwartz is News Editor of Library Journal.

2:10pm Thursday, 02/14/2013
Now in its second year, Library Journal’s Patron Profiles: Understanding the Behavior and Preferences of US Public Library Users, offers key insights into patrons’ rapid, enthusiastic adoption of ebooks. Despite “friction” from many publishers’ imposed limits on libraries’ ability to offer content for sharing, demand continues to grow and strong links between patron borrowing and buying endure.
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John Tayman

John Tayman, BylinerFounder & CEO

John Tayman is Founder and CEO of Byliner, the leading publisher in the fastest-growing segment of ebooks. Byliner’s authors include Amy Tan, Jon Krakauer, Nick Hornby, Richard Russo, Margaret Atwood, and others. Prior to Byliner, Tayman founded, edited, or contributed to many award-winning publications, including Outside, Time, Men’s Health, The New York Times Magazine, Rocky Mountain Magazine, and GQ. His bestselling nonfiction book “The Colony” was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

1:35pm Thursday, 02/14/2013
Hailed as "One of the 10 Most Innovative Media Companies in the World" (Fast Company), start-up publisher Byliner is putting a whole new spin on the development and delivery of content.
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Mark Waid

Mark Waid, ThrillbentComic Book Writer

Mark Waid has written a wider variety of well-known characters than any other American comics author, from Superman to the Justice League to Spider-Man to Archie and hundreds of others. His award-winning graphic novel with artist Alex Ross, KINGDOM COME, is one of the best-selling comics of all time.

With over twenty-five years of experience in his field, Waid has recently launched THRILLBENT.COM, a digital-comics site that takes advantage of all the storytelling tools digital publishing allows. With his various collaborators, he is helping to redefine the comics medium for the 21st century.

1:50pm Thursday, 02/14/2013
Comics and graphic novels are print relics in a digital world. Thrillbent.com publisher Mark Waid, a 30-year veteran in the comics field, demonstrates how he and his team have reinvented the comics medium from the ground up for tablets and mobile devices in jaw-dropping ways.
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John Wheeler

John Wheeler, SPi GlobalVice President, Strategy and Emerging Technolgies

John Wheeler is an industry veteran with over 20 years experience in publishing and expertise in the development and deployment of ePublishing, eLearning, and Multimedia solutions, bringing a unique perspective to the discussion having worked on both sides of the business. As SVP for Strategy and Emerging Technologies, he works closely with SPi Global’s operations team in developing technology-enabled solutions that offer higher-value services and position the company as a strategic partner to its clients.

Prior to joining SPi Global, John was with Elsevier for more than six years as Director, Multimedia Production where he was responsible for the production of all electronic products supporting Elsevier’s global publications.

9:35am Wednesday, 02/13/2013
The impact of EPUB 3 and HTML5 continues to expand. In this keynote, you will learn the top reasons to maximize your content for different devices and why you should be converting your existing assets to HTML5.
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Joe Wikert

Joe Wikert, O'Reilly Media, Inc.General Manager

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 onRead More.

8:45am Wednesday, 02/13/2013
TOC opening remarks by program chairs Kat Meyer and Joe Wikert.
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Evan Williams

Evan Williams, The Obvious CorporationCEO

Evan Williams is an American entrepreneur who has co-founded two of the biggest services on the Internet—Blogger, which he ran for four years before selling to Google in 2003, and Twitter, where he was CEO for two years and now serves on the board of directors. Most recently, he launched Medium, a new publishing platform, currently in private beta.

Evan is currently CEO of The Obvious Corporation, which supports world-positive ideas and technologies through building, investing, and advising. Obvious spun out Twitter, Inc. in 2007 and has recently helped companies such as Beyond Meat, Branch, Karma, Lift, and Neighborland.

Evan was raised on a farm in rural Nebraska and has been recognized as one of Inc. Magazine’s Entrepreneurs of the Decade, one of... Read More.

4:20pm Wednesday, 02/13/2013
Evan Williams, co-founder of Pyra Labs (creators of Blogger) and Twitter will be giving a brief demo of his new online publishing platform, "Medium."
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4:25pm Wednesday, 02/13/2013
Join Media Theorist Doug Rushkoff and entrepreneur Evan Williams for an engaging discussion about the future of the Web, and the implications for authors, readers, and the publishing industry.
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