#54 – ‘Edtech for Publishers’ recorded at Futurebook
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This week we have we’re in conversation with everyone from Pearson, The Bookseller, Edtech Exchange, Oxford University Press, Assembly, the Audio Book Publishers Association, Kortext, recorded at ‘Edtech for publishers’ at FutureBook ’16, asking questions such as:
- What can edtech and publishers offer one another?
- Can two distinct business cultures meet in the middle or not?
- Is there a short term cost financially to publishers who are embracing edtech?
- Outside of content, what are the infrastructure considerations on edtech for publishers across data, and good connectivity
- What challenges do the financial squeezes in education and some difficult edtech business models present?
A big thank you to The Bookseller, Future Book and Edtech Exchange who worked on The Edtech for Publishers event together, and if you like this episode you might be tempted to also check out episode 37 on textbooks vs. technology.
Andrew Keen, entrepreneur and author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Keen ; http://www.ajkeen.com ; https://twitter.com/ajkeen
Philip Jones, Editor at The Bookseller: http://www.thebookseller.com ; https://twitter.com/philipdsjones?lang=en ; firstname.lastname@example.org
George Burgess, founder of Gojimo and the EdTech Exchange:
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Tom Hall. VP Technology and Digital at Pearson (no longer at Pearson): https://twitter.com/tomjhall?lang=en
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Imogen Poole. Area sales manager for Africa and the Caribbean Oxford University Press
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Kate Worlock, VP & Lead Analyst Outsell: https://www.outsellinc.com/team/kate-worlock ; https://twitter.com/outsellkate?lang=en
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Caroline Wright, Director General at the British Educational Suppliers Association: https://twitter.com/cjpwright ; https://www.besa.org.uk
Emma Barnes, CEO Bibliocloud & Snowbooks: http://bibliocloud.com ; https://twitter.com/has_many_books ; https://twitter.com/bibliocloud ; http://snowbooks.com ; https://twitter.com/snowbooks?lang=en
Joshua Perry Director at Assembly: https://twitter.com/bringmoredata?lang=en ; http://blog.assembly.education/author/josh/ ; https://twitter.com/Assembly_Edu
James Gray, CEO, Kortext: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesgray1/ ; http://www.kortext.com
Michelle Cobb, Executive Director of the US Audio Publishers Association: https://www.audiopub.org/education/sound-learning ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Ali Muirden, Creative content Ltd.: http://www.creativecontentdigital.com ; https://twitter.com/CCTheLowdown
Catherine Allen, Immersive Media specialist, Lyristic: https://twitter.com/_catherineallen?lang=en ; http://www.catherineallen.uk ; https://twitter.com/_CatherineAllen
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John Cromie: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/johncromie ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touchpress ;
Futurebook 16: http://www.thebookseller.com/tags-futurebook/futurebook-16
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