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 organisations 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.
• Design and Publishing Solutions
• Interactive Design and eBooks
• QuarkXPress for Experts
• Digital Publishing, including app creation and HTML5
Nick Howard has over two decades of experience in enterprise software, working around the globe from the United Kingdom and Europe to New Zealand, Australia and the United States. His experience spans leading the development of new product offerings to managing highly-effective teams that drive year-over-year growth. As senior director of sales enablement for Quark, Nick is focused on solving customers’ specific content challenges. He has met with hundreds of customers across corporate, marketing and enterprise publishing functions and is adept at turning challenges into real world software requirements. Nick is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.
• Content Automation
• Content Strategy
• Smart Content
Mark Lewis is a content strategist, author and DITA Metrics educator. He is recognised 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.
• XML and DITA
• Technical Communications and Technical Writing
Dave White, an engineer by training with two decades in the content management and 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.
• Traditional and Emerging Publishing Technology (XML, DITA, HTML 5, ePub)
• Business Alliances
• Content Management
• Content Automation