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Are You Thinking Enough About Your Platform Data?

Scholarly publishers are sitting on a wealth of content and user data. Relative to some analytics and information markets, our data is laying fallow. How should we be thinking about our data and creating data partnerships or products? We’ll cover theory to practice in a moderated discussion with industry experts.

September 25 & 26, 2019

Platform Strategies is a dynamic annual event exploring the technologies and businesses that support professional and scholarly knowledge. Content ranges from open discussions with researchers to focused, strategic keynotes from industry CTOs. Engage with experts and peers during interactive sessions and lively receptions, and take home insights from thought leaders in adjacent markets.

Lauren Kane

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Chief Strategy Officer, Morressier

Lauren Kane is chief strategy officer of Morressier, providing virtual conference and publishing technology solutions for societies and research organizations. With seventeen years in scholarly communications, Kane has extensive experience working with societies, research organizations, and publishers to effectively navigate the evolving market landscape. A frequent industry contributor, Kane proudly serves as the 2020-2021 SSP President.

Ned May

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Outsell

Ned is a member of the executive team at Outsell, a research & advisory firm focused on improving the results of data, information and analytics providers. As VP of Analytic Operations, Ned manages the firm’s analyst team, defines its research agenda, and oversees its data sourcing, creation, and analysis. He brings 20 years of experience producing, consuming, monetizing and advising around all things data and looks forward to the discussion as we share our collective scars.

Will Schweitzer

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Chief Product & Customer Success Officer

Will is Silverchair’s Chief Product and Customer Success Officer. In these roles he looks after the core Silverchair Platform and Silverchair’s growing client community. He guides our product, marketing, client services, and customer success teams. He has a deep knowledge of scholarly publishing, having worked in the industry for over 18 years in product and publisher roles for leading commercial and society houses including, most recently, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Science Magazine), SAGE Publications, the American Psychological Association, and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.