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Saturday, July 23 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Digital Publishing: Embracing Disruption

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What is the pulse of the publishing industry in the face of disruption brought about by new technologies and business models? How are publishers and authors changing their strategies? What are the new tools and platforms enabling new entrants, models and customers? We'll talk to our panelists, many of them Chicago based, to understand the changing landscape of publishing. 


Speakers
avatar for Rafiq Ahmed

Rafiq Ahmed

Venture Partner, NextGen Venture Partners
Angel investor. Startup entrepreneur and advisor. User experience design and mobile products development/management. Founder and former CEO at Demibooks, the first platform for interactive book apps on the iPad (acquired by EDC in 2015, NASDAQ:EDUC). Formerly with Motorola Mobility, Sapient, Fannie Mae, PwC.
avatar for Peter Meyers

Peter Meyers

Peter Meyers is an author and digital book producer. He writes about and helps companies create reader-friendly digital books. Author of “Best iPad Apps," Peter’s next book is “Breaking the Page: Transforming Books and the Reading Experience." 
avatar for Pek Pongpaet

Pek Pongpaet

Pek Pongpaet is a renaissance man. An entrepreneur that combines visual design, user experience, tech and marketing skills.  Over a weekend, he and Brandon Leonardo launched Pinstagram, a mashup of Pinterest and Instagram that has since become the best way to view Instagram on the web. They've since expanded the team and launched an iPad app.  Pinstagram has been featured in Wired, Forbes, Mashable, ReadWriteWeb... Read More →
avatar for Dominique Raccah

Dominique Raccah

Dominique Raccah is the CEO & publisher of Sourcebooks, the largest woman-owned trade book publisher in the country; producing everything from bestsellers in fiction, to number one titles in children’s books and college guides, twenty-one New York Times Bestsellers and over twenty national bestsellers. Sourcebooks’ publishing culture is one of innovation. This attitude led into pioneering a line of cutting edge, bestselling... Read More →


Saturday July 23, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A

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