Applications at the heart of a new Publishing Ecosystem


During the last decade, computing developments in information discovery have had a significant impact on the research breakthroughs that enhance our society. In the course of thousands of interviews with researchers, developers and industry influencers, we uncovered trends that are shaping lean research globally – workflow efficiencies, funding pressures, government policies and global competition. We also looked at key trends defining the future of web – openness and interoperability, personalization, and collaboration and trusted views, and saw an opportunity to create an ecosystem that empowers the scientific community to innovate, create and discover applications that leverage scientific literature to improved their search and discovery process.

This session explores this new ecosystem that enables developers, researchers and research institutions to develop applications that leverage public domain and licensed content. We will talk about a platform that enables collaboration with the scientific community- researchers and developers- on solutions that target specific researcher interests and workflows. We will explain how publishers can offer their content through APIs and how publishers and platform providers can present developers with application building tools. This ecosystem will create a channel where developers can collaborate with researchers in developing new applications. These same publishers and platform providers have an opportunity to serve as the host of the new scientific knowledge ecosystem that is evolving. This fresh approach in scientific publishing would set a new paradigm in the way research information is discovered, used, shared and re-used to accelerate science.

The Speaker

Jay Katzen is the managing director of academic and government products for the science and technology division at Elsevier. In this role, Mr. Katzen oversees strategy, product management, product marketing and business development for the Search & Discovery and Performance & Planning solutions, including: Scopus, ScienceDirect, Scirus, SciVal Spotlight and Funding.

Mr. Katzen has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, product management, and software and business development for information publishers. During this time he has developed a deep understanding of librarian, researcher, and research executive requirements, and is focused on delivering high quality solutions that drive improvement in their research outcomes.

Prior to joining Elsevier, Mr. Katzen served as the senior vice president of marketing, business development and knowledge management in the Healthcare Point of Care unit within The Thomson Corporation. Prior to his position at Thomson, he held the roles of Vice President of Marketing and Business Development with Unbound Medicine, and Lexi-Comp, Inc.

Mr. Katzen holds a B.S. in computer engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an M.B.A. from Cleveland State University.