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Shaun Barriball

Shaun Barriball

Shaun has worked in the mobile industry for 10 years, always at the forefront of technology with experience across all aspects of the mobile content value chain. He has worked with operators to develop their service delivery platforms, and has delivered content to these platforms as on-portal services for a large number of tier 1 content companies. In 2005 Shaun founded Mobile IQ, a leading provider of mobile solutions including PressRun – an award winning tablet publishing platform. In 2010 he was named in the Global Telecoms “40 under 40,” he serves on the digital advisory board of the BBC, and is a regular speaker on mobile and digital publishing.

Topics Covered:

  • Digital Publishing Technologies (App development, XML, HTML5)
  • Mobile platforms

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 organisations 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. For the past 14 years, he has played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop and enterprise software. During the past eight years Matthias has focused on interactive and digital publishing solutions. He is 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 organisations to 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, a software engineer turned technical writer, uses his own experiences in technical communication, XML, and DITA to help other writers bridge the gap from unstructured to structured authoring. Using a teach-by-example approach, he demonstrates the benefits of moving to XML and using DITA to both writers and managers. He has shared his experience through multiple roles with the Society for Technical Communication (STC), where he has been recognised with awards in Distinguished Chapter Service and the Florida Technical Communications Competition. Mark is a contributing author of DITA 101 Second Edition and has authored workshop and white papers on DITA metrics that demonstrate the savings and high content reuse percentages possible with DITA’s structured, topic-based architecture. His DITA metrics model was a JoAnn Hackos — Rare Bird Award 2009 Competitor.

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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