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Platform Strategies 2023: Stable but Unsustainable: Leadership Roundtable

What are the primary challenges and concerns of leaders for a scholarly publishing organization in the current era? What issues consume the majority of that executive’s attention? How do these leaders manage increasing ecosystem complexity? These big questions underlie many of our organizations’ most important business strategy and technology decisions. This roundtable discussion gathered industry leaders to discuss how they are grappling with these issues. (Note: the audio contains a clicking sound from mic interference)

Lauren Kane


CEO, BioOne

Lauren Kane is CEO of BioOne, the innovative nonprofit collaborative and publisher of more than 350 titles in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. With two decades of experience in scholarly communications, Lauren previously held leadership roles at both Delta Think and Morressier. A frequent industry contributor and speaker, she proudly served on the SSP Board of Directors and as the 2020-2021 SSP President. She holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire.

Tanya Laplante


Head of Product Platforms, Oxford University Press

Tanya Laplante is Head of Product Platforms for Oxford University Press’s Academic Division. Working closely with key stakeholders, she oversees the strategic development of OUP’s research publishing platforms, including Oxford Academic, which features over 500 journals and 40,000 books. She is dedicated to delivering innovative roadmaps with capabilities and features that highlight and promote Oxford University Press’s first-class publishing while meeting the needs of users, customers, and partners.

Will Schweitzer


CEO, Silverchair

As Silverchair’s CEO, Will works with the management team to lead Silverchair. He oversees our business development, customer success, delivery, finance, product, people operations, and technology teams, making sure our products, services, and growth strategies meet the needs of our growing community. 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.