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2019 | Date | TBD

Advisors

Bob Sacks

President | The Precision Media Group

Bob Sacks (aka BoSacks) is a printing/publishing industry consultant and president of The Precision Media Group (BoSacks.com). He is also the co-founder of the research company Media-Ideas (Media-Ideas.net), and publisher and editor of a daily international e-newsletter, Heard on the Web. Sacks has held posts as director of manufacturing and distribution, senior sales manager (paper), chief of operations, pressman, circulator and almost every other job this industry has to offer.

Brian O'Leary

Executive Director | Book Industry Study Group

Brian O’Leary is executive director of the Book Industry Study Group, a U.S.-based trade association that works to create a more informed, effective and efficient book industry supply chain. He oversees the work BISG does to disseminate information, create and implement standards, conduct research and grow membership from companies working throughout the supply chain. Before being named to this role in 2016, O'Leary was founder and principal of Magellan Media Consulting, which worked with magazine, book and association publishers to improve how they create, manage and distribute content.

John Conley

Primary Advisor & CEO | Borderland Advisers

John Conley has been working in the Book Business and Graphic Arts since 1976.  He spent 28 years with RR Donnelley in their Book Group starting in the Estimating and Contracts department then moved on to Sales, Sales Management, Manufacturing, Strategic Planning/ Marketing and finishing as SVP of the Education Group.  Along the way he also began working with Digital Print.  In 2005 John moved to Xerox Corporation where he has focused on Marketing and New Business Solutions for the major Publishing Segments.  John has recently retired from Xerox and has formed his own LLC, Borderland Advisers, to continue to work within the Publishing Space on new supply chain solutions enabled by the ongoing innovations in Digital Printing.

Marco Boer

Vice President | IT Strategies

Marco Boer is recognized as a trusted consultant to the digital printing industry. He has a reputation for being able to put complex information and concepts into a context that is easily understood by his audience. With more than 22 years of experience in advising and guiding senior executives of Fortune 1000 and smaller innovative companies to successful business solutions in emerging digital printing markets, Mr. Boer has developed an extensive network of industry contacts in both the printing and investor community.

Mark W. White

Vice President, Specialty Marketing | U.S. News & World Report

Mark White manages publications and content licensing for U.S. News, a growing, primarily digital publisher known for its “News You Can Use” brand of service journalism and rankings. He developed the unusual circulation strategy for U.S. News’s bookazines, such as its annual Best Colleges guidebooks: The publications are sold in both book and magazine editions and also distributed via sponsored mailings. Mark has purchased digital printing for use in books, direct mail, and magazines. He is a 2009 inductee into the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame, in honor of his work to promote co-mailing and reform of Periodicals postal rates.

Speakers

Denis Wilson

Editor in Chief | Book Business & Publishing Executive

Denis Wilson is editor-in-chief of Book Business and Publishing Executive. In this role, he analyzes and reports on the fundamental changes affecting the publishing industry and aims to serve content-driven businesses with practical and strategic insight. As a writer, Denis' work has been published by Fast Company, Rolling Stone, Fortune, and The New York Times.

Marco Boer

Vice President | IT Strategies

Marco Boer is recognized as a trusted consultant to the digital printing industry. He has a reputation for being able to put complex information and concepts into a context that is easily understood by his audience. With more than 22 years of experience in advising and guiding senior executives of Fortune 1000 and smaller innovative companies to successful business solutions in emerging digital printing markets, Mr. Boer has developed an extensive network of industry contacts in both the printing and investor community.

Nathan Safran

Director of Research | NAPCO Media

Nathan Safran leads the research team at B2B publisher NAPCO Media. He develops custom research studies for multi-national companies and thought leadership and proprietary research for internal and external use. Nathan formerly worked as a Forrester Analyst covering the digital home industry, and his work was quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and LA Times.