Next year’s Publishers‘ Forum will take place on 26-27 April 2018, Thursday-Friday.
Speaking about the 2 days of the conference, Uli Klopotek stressed that it became crucial that we, as companies, have to understand the workflow of our customers. This, he said, could be observed during many sessions from different angles and perspectives.
Fionnuala Duggan said she was most impressed with presentations on futuristic technologies such as Machine […]
Moderator David Worlock told Forum participants to be excited, as the topic of this session – VR – will „affect everybody in this room during the next 10 years.“
In his introductory remarks to a discussion on VR, Philipp Mohr from Hashplay stated that VR „requires an equivalent to wormholes“ in order to speed up immersion. […]
Kate Worlocks keynote „EdTech: The Hottest Frontier in Publishing?“ served to introduce the second session and frame the panel discussion to follow.
She summarized quickly the key benefits of technology in the education sector (agility, scalability, accessibility, customization, personalization), the opportunities available to publishers (address pain points, deliver social impact, derive insight from big data, deliver […]
Dr. Dirk Strohe of Nomotekt took the stage to introduce one of the central subjects of this year’s Publishers‘ Forum: Artificial Intelligence (AI).
In his view AI is simply higher mathematics applied to imitate human behavior. For example, the AI behind self-driving cars is based on data collected from a peer group of middle-aged women driving […]
Day two of the Publishers‘ Forum kicked off with Rüdiger Wischenbart, who presented insights from the Global E-book Report. Wischenbart began by speaking about the „many faces of authors.“
He identified what he regards as the six key ebook markets (based on 2015 data), the US at 33%, UK at 30%, China at 17%. Only China […]
Rob Grimshaw, of the Times Educational Supplement, presented TES‘ development from a print publication to a leading online community „to liberate teachers: Our goal was and is to remove obstacles for teachers to inspire kids, to inspire the next generation.“
There are now 8.3 mn teachers on the TES platform. „It looks like a social media […]
Andreas von der Heydt, Amazon Kindle Content, Deutschland, stellte dar, wie Amazon mit Autoren zusammenarbeitet.
Er begann seine Präsentation mit einem Aufsatz-Entwurf seiner Tochter, 11 Jahre, zum Thema „Was würdest du gerne erfinden?“. Sie hatte ihr Handy verlegt, war zunächst traurig, dann aber froh über das Mehr an Zeit für anderes. Als sie es wiedergefunden hatte, meinte […]
Check out an interesting article on Sven Fund, Conference Host and Speaker/Moderator at this year’s Forum, on Open Access.