Steve Odart, Founder Ixxus, UK

Steve Odart, Founder Ixxus, UK

Steve Odart has 28 years’ experience in the publishing industry. He started life at the London College of Printing, following his grandfather into the printing industry. He spent many years working with Quark through its launch of Quark XPress, and the Quark Publishing System, before setting up a publishing division within one of the UK’s largest Sun Microsystems Resellers. He then joined Oracle, as EMEA Business Development Director – Publishing and Media, prior to founding Ixxus in 2004. The company is working with many of the world’s leading publishers to digitally transform for the future.

“The Road to Digital Transformation”

Becoming an agile, digitally-driven organization doesn’t happen overnight. It requires commitment to change throughout the organization, and transformation of content, people, processes and systems.

Working with a cross-section of clients including Pearson, Reed Elsevier and Oxford University Press, Steve has unique hands-on insight into the publishing industry, and will share some of his strategic thoughts on how to manage digital transformation and become a truly agile organisation.