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Richard Brandt

Richard Brandt

Richard has more than 25 years of experience in business process analysis, solution architecture, and software design, which he applies to the financial services and life sciences industries. He works directly with leading financial companies, life sciences companies, and standards organizations to create publishing solutions that meet the evolving requirements for investment research reporting, fund fact sheet publishing, and pharmaceutical drug submissions. Richard currently serves as Director of Financial Services Solutions at Quark and on a number of industry working groups. He also serves as the chairperson for the RIXML.org Emerging Technology Subcommittee.

Topics Covered:

  • Financial Services and RIXML
  • Life Sciences, SPL, eCTD
  • Research 2.0

John Grillos

John Grillos

John Grillos brings more than 20 years of experience as an executive in the software industry to the development of industry solutions and strategic partnerships that interlock dynamic publishing and enterprise content management. He has worked with a broad range of corporate business problems including extracting content value, business process divides, and legal compliance. From his executive roles with IBM, EMC-Documentum and others, John has gained expertise in developing content architectures and publishing cycles as well as industry-based familiarity of competitive landscapes in content authoring and content distribution. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California Berkeley in Legal Studies.

Topics Covered:

  • Dynamic publishing
  • Enterprise content management
  • Enterprise software and solutions

Matthias Guenther

Matthias Guenther

Both an engineer and a layout artist, Matthias bridges the gap between technology and people. Before joining Quark, Matthias pioneered print, Web and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. Since 1997 he has played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop and enterprise software. Since 2003 Matthias has focused on interactive and digital publishing solutions. He is a university lecturer, an active participant in design and publishing communities and represents Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup. Matthias is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences worldwide, helping both individual designers and large organizations uncover the possibilities and implications of digital publishing, including the business considerations, design and technology implications and business capabilities offered by digital design and publishing tools.

Topics Covered:

  • Design and Publishing Solutions
  • Interactive Design
  • QuarkXPress for Experts
  • Digital Publishing

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis is a content strategist, author and DITA Metrics educator. He is recognized throughout the industry for his ability to prove the business case for moving static content to XML and intelligent content. Through design metrics, his approach can prove alignment across content strategy and corporate strategy. Mark’s experience spans a variety of industries including life sciences, finance, aviation and oil and gas. Mark started the DITA Metrics community to promote the sharing of metrics, ROI and case studies. In his book DITA Metrics 101, Mark's cost models offer a framework to determine the savings possible with enterprise-wide DITA implementation. He is also a contributing author of DITA 101 Second Edition and a technical reviewer of Managing Enterprise Content: A Unified Content Strategy, both by the Rockley Group. Mark is a STC Associate Fellow.

Topics Covered:

  • XML and DITA
  • Technical Communications and Technical Writing

Dave White

Dave White

Dave White, an engineer by training with two decades in the publishing software industry, is on the forefront of the technologies that are shaping the publishing software industry. He has helped to define XML standards, shaped product and business development strategies, and shared his extensive knowledge of science and technology with diverse groups at a variety of publishing conferences. His experience spans both the technical and business sides of the industry and contributes to his current role as Chief Technology Officer at Quark.

Topics Covered:

  • Traditional and Emerging Publishing Technology (XML, DITA, HTML 5, ePub)
  • Business Alliances
  • Content Management

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