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Oren Beit-Arie: How Aggregators are Helping Users, Libraries and Publishers Benefit from Change

Platform Strategies 2019

Platform Strategies 2019


September 25 & 26, 2019

Platform Strategies is a dynamic annual event exploring the technologies and businesses that support professional and scholarly knowledge. Content ranges from open discussions with researchers to focused, strategic keynotes from industry CTOs. Engage with experts and peers during interactive sessions and lively receptions, and take home insights from thought leaders in adjacent markets.

Oren Beit-Arie



Oren Beit-Arie oversees the continuing development of ProQuest’s long-term enterprise strategy. Working in close partnership with leaders across the organization, he supports the development and launch of critical initiatives, through the introduction of innovation, new products and partnerships. Oren brings a wealth of experience in operations, product management and strategy. He was one of the primary developers of the ANSI/NISO Z39.88 (OpenURL) standard and has led the development of SFX link-resolver and a range of other solutions in the realm of electronic scholarly resources, including bX, a usage-based article recommender. In his recent role as Chief Strategy Officer for Ex Libris, Oren focused on strategic developments and new product initiatives. He led the vision and creation of the company’s cloud-SaaS strategy, the Primo discovery solution, Alma – the next-generation library services platform and most recently Esploro, the newly developed research services platform. Oren earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from The Hebrew University and a master’s degree in theoretical linguistics from Tel Aviv University. He is based in Boston, MA.