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Innovate or Perish? Lessons learnt from innovators and new players or 'How to think like a startup'

Thursday 15 November 2018, London

Chair: Charles Thiede, CEO and Co-Founder, Zapnito



Details and booking:

Early Bird Rate for ALPSP members* ends 7 September.


As new technologies emerge and new entrants disrupt traditional markets, publishing organizations are challenged to adapt in order to survive and thrive in the long term. Join leading innovators and new players from within the scholarly communications ecosystem as we explore 'how to think like a startup' and create an innovative culture within an organization.




09:00    Registration and coffee

09:30    Trends and new entrants

Chair: Charles Thiede, CEO and Co-Founder, Zapnito

10:15    Innovation Within: Using M&A and partnership to accelerate corporate growth (and lessons learnt from the top)

Mark Allin, Former CEO of Wiley and Entrepreneur

11:00    Tea and Coffee

11:15    Day in the Life of a Startup

James Gill, CEO of GoSquared

11:45    Day in the Life of a Startup

Vivian Chan, CEO of Sparrho

12:15    Q&A with speakers

12:45    Lunch

13:30    From Mendeley to Elsevier, from Kopernio to Clarivate - a story

Jan Reichelt, Entrepreneur / Co-Founder of Kopernio and Mendeley

14:00    Taking Mendeley to Enterprise

Kevin Hinde, Elsevier

14:30    Q&A with speakers

14:45    Tea and Coffee

15:00    Building a startup from within 1

Grace Baynes, VP Research Data & New Product Development for Open Research, Springer Nature

15:30    From traditional publisher to high-growth scale-up

Phil Garner, Managing Director at Future Science Group

16:00    Startup tools and approaches - managing chaos

Jon Beer, Co-founder and CTO and Jen Thoroughgood, Chief Product Officer, Zapnito

16:30    Using feedback and keeping focused for agility

Rob Browton and Sam Dawson, Feedback Works

17.00    Q&A with speakers

17:15    Wrap up

17:30    Drinks and Networking


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Other upcoming ALPSP events


How to Grow your Business in China, Webinar series: 20 September, 25 October, 29 November, Online:

Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors 4 October, Training, London

Acquiring and Selling Publishing Assets, 14 November, Training, London



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