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JATS-Con 2018 Contributors List

Jeffrey Beck, NCBI/NLM/NIH

Jeff is a Technical information Specialist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the US National Library of Medicine. He has been involved in the PubMed Central project since it began in 2000. He has been working in print and then electronic journal publishing since the early 1990s. Currently he is co-chair of the NISO Z39.96 JATSStanding Committee and is a BELS-certified Editor in the Life Sciences.

Jack Bruce, Access Innovations, Inc.

Jack Bruce has 10 years of experience with thesaurus and controlled vocabulary development with Access Innovations, a data enrichment and software solutions company specializing in search and retrieval. He creates controlled vocabularies to be used for subject-metadata indexing of published content. He has worked with numerous companies to improve their data including the Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE), American Institute of Physics (AIP), and Institute of Physics (IOP). Prior to working at Access Innovations Jack received a BA in Professional Writing from the University of New Mexico.

Mark Gross, Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc.

Mark Gross, president of Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc., is an expert on XML implementation and document conversion. Mark was a founder of DCL, a market leader in developing techniques and tools to facilitate document transfer and conversion. He has a BS in Engineering from Columbia University and an MBA from New York University, and has taught at the New York University Graduate School of Business, the New School, and Pace University.

Win Hansen, Access Innovations, Inc.

David (Win) Hansen manages the production department at Access Innovations and has been with the company for nearly eight years. He run a team of programmers and editors and acts directly as project manager on important projects. He has worked on numerous projects for Harvard, American Institute for Physics (AIP), American Society for Civil Engineering (ASCE), IEEE, and others. He is intimately familiar with many of the challenges companies face when formatting and organizing large amounts of data.

Melissa Harrison, eLife

Melissa Harrison, Head of Production Operations at eLife, has 17 years experience in STM publishing. Her career has been focussed on journal publishing and the production process. Over this time she has embraced the electronic benefits of online publishing and the use of technology to speed up and improve the process. She is committed to open-access publishing and the benefits of mining and discoverability of content for the further enhancement of research and dissemination.

Nao Hattori, Nakanishi Printing Co. Ltd.

Nao Hattori works on editing as a member of the editing section.

Gerrit Imsieke, le-tex publishing services

Within le-tex, Gerrit Imsieke is responsible for XML technologies. In 2013, he designed and introduced the open source / open standards software transpect that has been adopted by many publishers and other organizations since then.

Pradeep Jain, Ictect Inc.

Pradeep Jain is President and Chief Content Architect for Ictect, Inc. - the intelligent content company. A well-recognized expert in Content Architecture, Pradeep is instrumental in the evolution of Intelligent Content applications in various sectors including Government, Publishing, Education and Financial. Pradeep has spoken at XML conferences in the US and Europe since 2000.

JATS4R Working Group,

JATS4R (JATS for Reuse) is an inclusive group of publishers, vendors, and other interested organizations who use the NISO Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS) XML standard.

Deborah A. Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.

Ms Lapeyre is an XML architect; a teacher of XML, XSLT, and Schematron; an expert in XML vocabulary design and DTD and schema development. She has been developing systems that manipulate tagged documents since 1980, working with SGML since before it was standardized, and with XML from the beginning. Ms. Lapeyre was one of the principal architects and the lead writer of the NLM DTDs and now plays that role for JATS, BITS, and NISO STS. She has designed tag sets for encyclopedias, semiconductor specifications, collections of historical materials, and technical documentation for tractors and heavy equipment

Stacy Lathrop, NCBI/NLM/NIH

Stacy Lathrop is the Bookshelf Program Manager at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. She has over 16 years of publishing experience, from acquisitions to peer review, editorial and production, and online content management. Working with volunteer and staff teams of writers, designers, editors, and developers, she has developed and overseen a variety of publication workflows to make diverse forms of content available to scholarly and public audiences.

Martin Latterner, NCBI/NLM/NIH

Martin is an Online Publication Technical Specialist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. He has been working on literature databases since 2008. Prior to coming to NCBI, he worked with Alexander Street Press, and electronic publisher in the humanities where he managed XML conversion and indexing processes.

Hidehiko Nakanishi, Nakanishi Printing Co. Ltd.

Hidehiko Nakanishi graduated from Kyoto University Faculty of Letters. He entered Nakanishi printing co., a family business founded in 1865, promoted the electronic conversion of printing, and started an online journal business in 1999. He received his Ph.D. from Osaka City University in 2013 and has been President of Nakanishi Printing since 2016.

Evan Owens, Cenveo Publisher Services

Evan Owens has been working in scholarly publishing for 30+ years as a programmer and technology team leader: at The University of Chicago Press, Portico / JSTOR, AIP Publishing, and now VP Publishing Technologies at Cenveo Publisher Services. He has been involved in many industry technology projects: SGML and XML standards (ISO 12083, JATS, STS, BITS, EPUB), digital preservation projects (PREMIS and JHOVE), and organizations including Crossref (tech group and board member), NISO (committees and board member), and CHORUS (tech group co-chair).

Chandi Perera, Typefi, Inc.

Chandi Perera is a repeat offender at JATS-Con having presented at a number of times at this conference before. He has worked with NLM, JATS and BITS and their derivative DTDs for many years and has over 18 years of publishing and media technology experience. Chandi is the CEO of Typefi Systems and has been instrumental in introducing new publishing technologies to organizations around the world. Before becoming Typefi Systems CEO in 2006, Mr Perera was the principal of Perera Consulting Group and prior to that finished a five-year role as the CIO for Lonely Planet Publications. He has also acted as a technology consultant to corporations and government agencies around the world. Mr Perera is a frequent conference speaker in the areas of content management, publishing, media, XML, structured content and digital rights management. Mr Perera is a board member of a number of industry bodies and has degrees in Engineering and Computer Science.

Joel Plotkin, eJournalPress

In 1999, Joel Plotkin started eJournalPress, a division of Precision Computer Works, Inc. eJournalPress focuses on providing web based manuscript submission, peer review, billing, and production workflow software for scientific journals. He has grown eJournalPress into a multi-product which serves scholarly publishers around the world. In addition to being an engineer and entrepreneur, Joel is also an inventor with two patents including a "Process for computer implemented manuscript review." As CEO of eJournalPress, he has contributed to and promoted industry initiatives such as ORCID, FundRef, CrossCheck, Annotate, and open access. In his personal time, Joel has focused on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and other health oriented charities.

Prior to his work at eJournalPress, Joel held positions as a programmer, system engineer, and system architect for notable organizations such as the Department of Defense, National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Labor, and Bell Atlantic. Joel has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a graduate degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

Jonathan Ponder, ITHAKA (JSTOR)

Jonathan Ponder is the Metadata Librarian Manager for ITHAKA, where he manages a three-person Metadata Librarian team working on the metadata for JSTOR journals, books, and research reports.

Laura Randall, NCBI/NLM/NIH

Laura Randall is a Technical information Specialist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the US National Library of Medicine, working on the PubMed Central project. She has been involved with markup languages since the late 1990s and is a member of the NISO Z39.96 JATS Standing Committee.

Lisa Rupe, Ictect Inc.

Lisa is a mark-up girl at heart who believes the world is a more organized place because of XML and related standards. She started working in SGML publishing over 20 years ago and has enjoyed various roles in the process. Lisa manages projects at Ictect in the government and journal publishing areas.

Mary Seligy, Canadian Science Publishing

Mary Seligy is a business analyst with Canadian Science Publishing, where, among many things, she maintains the direction and guidelines for the organisation's journal article XML. She is also a member of the JATS4R steering committee, and the leader of the JATS4R subgroup on author and affiliation tagging.

Bruce Rosenblum, Inera, Inc.

Bruce Rosenblum, CEO of Inera, has 30 years of experience in design and development of electronic publishing solutions. Mr. Rosenblum consults for publishers worldwide on XML and workflow automation. He leads the development team for eXtyles, Inera's suite of editorial and XML tools for Microsoft Word, and Edifix, Inera's web service to automatically correct, link, and format bibliographic references. Mr. Rosenblum is a member of the JATS Standing Committee, the BITS Working Group, co-chair of the NISO STS Working Groups, and he served on the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Board of Directors from 2005 to 2013. He received a BA in History and English from the University of Pennsylvania.

Sally Ubnoske, Aries Systems Corporation

Sally Ubnoske is a senior business systems analyst at Aries Systems Corporation, where she works on standards adoption and implementation in the areas of open access, the Open Funder Registry, and inter-system submission transfer. Her work at Aries focuses on evolving the company's innovative publishing workflow software solutions, from submission to editorial management and electronic publishing. Previously, Sally was a systems engineer and sales representative with IBM. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from California State Polytechnic University.

B. Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.

B. Tommie Usdin is President of Mulberry Technologies, Inc., a consultancy specializing in markup of textual documents. She has been working with SGML since 1985 and has been a supporter of XML since 1996. She chairs "Balisage: The Markup Conference", is co-chair of the JATS Standing Committee and a member of NISO's "Standards Tag Suite" Working Group. Ms. Usdin has developed DTDs, Schemas, and XML/SGML application frameworks for applications in government and industry. Projects include reference materials in medicine, science, engineering, and law; semiconductor documentation; historical and archival materials. Distribution formats have included print books, magazines, and journals, and both web- and media-based electronic publications. You can read more about her at http://www.mulberrytech.com/people/usdin/index.html

Caroline Webber, Aries Systems Corporation

Caroline Webber is a senior business systems analyst at Aries Systems Corporation, involved in designing new features for Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager.

Caroline holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Finance from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Previous employers include Verizon, Digital Equipment Corporation, the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, and Sabre Corporation.

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Nakanishi Printing Co. Ltd.

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto works on XML typesetting as a member of the DTP section.