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Are You Thinking Enough About Your Platform Data?

Scholarly publishers are sitting on a wealth of content and user data. Relative to some analytics and information markets, our data is laying fallow. How should we be thinking about our data and creating data partnerships or products? We’ll cover theory to practice in a moderated discussion with industry experts.

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.

Lauren Kane


Delta Think

Lauren Kane is CEO of the strategic consultancy Delta Think, where she also acts as a senior consultant. Prior to joining Delta Think in July 2019, she served as Chief Strategy and Operating Officer for the non-profit scientific publisher BioOne. With more than fifteen years in scholarly communications, Ms. Kane has extensive experience helping societies navigate the evolving market landscape – from new product launches, to data-driven transitions to open access, to platform migrations. Ms. Kane is a frequent industry contributor and conference speaker, and currently serves as SSP President-Elect. Ms. Kane holds a BA from Georgetown University and a MBA from the University of New Hampshire.

Ned May



Ned is a member of the executive team at Outsell, a research & advisory firm focused on improving the results of data, information and analytics providers. As VP of Analytic Operations, Ned manages the firm’s analyst team, defines its research agenda, and oversees its data sourcing, creation, and analysis. He brings 20 years of experience producing, consuming, monetizing and advising around all things data and looks forward to the discussion as we share our collective scars.

Will Schweitzer


SVP, Product Management, Silverchair

Will is responsible for developing and managing Silverchair’s scholarly and professional products, including the core Silverchair Platform. He has a deep knowledge of scholarly publishing having worked in the industry for over 16 years in product and publisher roles for the American Association for the Advancement Science (Science Magazine), SAGE Publications, the American Psychological Association, and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.