Pablo Markin

Community Manager, Open Research Community
JoFT Member Support

JoFT Membership support, The Journal of Fair Trade

Hirotatsu Kano

Director/General Manager, Kinokuniya Book Stores of America Co. Ltd.

Itaru Saito

Executive Board Member, Society of English for Research

Tom Mosterd

Community Manager, DOAB / OAPEN

Beth Bayley

Open Access Manager , Karger Publishers

Carolyn Morris

Director of Content Solutions, SirsiDynix

Lena Scherer

editor, buchreport

Christian Kohl

Consultant, Christian Kohl Consulting & Project Management

László Matthias Simon-Nanko

Head of Sales, Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Co. KG

Matthew Ismail

Editor in Chief of the Charleston Briefings: Trending Topics for Information Professionals; Conference Director at the Charleston Conference, Charleston Conference; ATG Media

I work extensively with the Charleston Conference, both as editor in chief of the Charleston Briefings and as a Conference Director. I worked for 20 some years as an academic librarian specializing in collection development, including six year stints in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates and Cairo, Egypt.

I do regular podcasts for ATG The Podcast (https://www.charleston-hub.com/media/podcasts/) and contribute to conversations on scholarly communication, open access, technology in scholarly communication, startups, and library collection development.

I also teach meditation, especially yoga nidra and other forms of sitting meditation related to yoga. My website is https://www.dostmeditation.com/

Alicia Wise

Director, Information Power

Jean-Sébastien Caux

Professor / Chairman, University of Amsterdam / SciPost

I am a strong believer in openness in scientific publishing. In 2016, I founded SciPost, a non-profit foundation which runs the SciPost.org two-way open access publication portal. Our global mission is simply to deprecate undue practices in the business of scientific publishing, put the control of the infrastructure back into the hands of scientists, while implementing a radically cost-slashing business model to radically reduce the publishing expenditures of universities and funding agencies worldwide. My knowledge and expertise on publishing in general, and Open Access in particular, is extensive and covers all levels including preprints systems, editorial workflows, metadata handling, curation, archiving, metrification, together with Open Access advocacy in general. On the technical level, I like "talking shop": I am the lead developer and implementer of the tech stack behind SciPost, and have a particular love for teaching machines how to be useful and put their strength at the service of a good cause. When it comes to Open Access, I definitely prefer "doing" above simply "talking". For my day job, I am Professor of Low-Dimensional Quantum Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Amsterdam. My work focuses on applying advanced, nonperturbative theoretical methods to translate state-of-the-art mathematical concepts into concrete physical predictions for strongly-correlated systems in the fields of magnetism, cold atoms and quantum nanostructures. After undergraduate studies in Montréal, I moved to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and obtained my doctorate in 1998. Following a postdoc at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, I returned to Oxford as Postdoctoral Fellow in All Souls College, finally landing in Amsterdam in 2003. I have had the privilege of being the recipient of (among others) the NWO Vici and ERC Advanced grants.
Catherine Anderson

Head of Sales, Knowledge Unlatched GmbH

Heading up the KU sales team, based out of the Berlin office. Regular interaction with librarians all over the world.
Philipp Hess

Head of Publisher Relations, Knowledge Unlatched

Hello, I'm working for Knowledge Unlatched as the Publisher Relations Manager.