White House Veterans Bolten and McCurry and Mobile/Digital Media Leaders to Keynote SIPA 2013 Publishing Conference

Presentations Will Help Information Industry Leaders Navigate an Industry in the Midst of Unprecedented Change

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) today announced five high-profile keynote events for the 37th annual SIPA conference, to be held June 5-7 in Washington, D.C.  The three-day event is an important gathering for information industry leaders who are reinventing their business models in a time of significant change.

Emerging technologies, dynamic social media realities and evolving business models are changing the publishing industry.  The theme of "Pathways to Publishing for Profit" will drive all of the keynote presentations at SIPA 2013, where the following government and industry leaders will discuss opportunities to grow and innovate:

  • Former White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten and former White House Press Secretary Michael D. McCurry will be joined by CQ Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings for a candid discussion about the state of the economy, pressing issues on Capitol Hill and expectations for President Obama's second term.
  • John Yemma and Jonathan Wells, editor and managing publisher, respectively, of The Christian Science Monitor, will speak about their successful journey towards becoming the world's first "digital first" news organization and their efforts to leverage editorial assets to develop new products.
  • Joe McCambley, co-founder and creative director of The Wonderfactory, will share his vision about the future of digital publishing.
  • Terry Waters, CEO of Yankee Group – a market research firm focused on digital mobility – will present his firm's latest findings about mobile trends.  

"These top-notch industry leaders and public policy experts will shed light on digital, mobile, and political and economic trends that will impact every aspect of the publishing industry," said Meg Hargreaves, SIPA 2013 Chair and Senior VP and Publisher, CQ Roll Call. "SIPA 2013 attendees will also hear from industry rising stars and veterans alike about what's working in their companies, how they're making money, and how they can put their ideas to work right away."

Other highlights of the conference include more than 30 breakout sessions across five topical tracks, the annual SIPAwards honoring the year's best editorial performances and products, and the BrainSlam, an opportunity for teams to brainstorm solutions to real-world publishing problems and pitch their solutions to a panel of publishing experts.

For more information or to register for the conference, members of the media should contact Farrah Kim at FarrahKim@rational360.com.

WHO: Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)

WHAT: SIPA 2013: Pathways to Publishing for Profit
WHEN: Wednesday through Friday, June 5-7, 2013
WHERE: The Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C.

HASHTAG: #SIPADC2013

For the complete conference schedule, visit http://siia.net/sipacon/2013/schedule.asp

About SIIA & SIPA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content.  Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA's members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. The SIPA division of SIIA is dedicated to advancing the interests of paid content providers serving niche communities. SIPA serves its members through education, training, networking, and advocacy to foster growth, profitability, and professional excellence.

SIIA Communications Contact: Laura Greenback, +1.202.789.4461, lgreenback@siia.net
PR Agency Contact: Beth Dozier, +1.202.429.1883, bethdozier@rational360.com

SOURCE Software & Information Industry Association



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