Monday, I will be presenting at the NFAIS annual conference in Philadelphia.
NFAIS (National Federation of Advanced Information Services) is an association of content industry companies; the event tends to attract a mix of technical and business leaders from a wide range of content publishers and aggregators.
I will be on the "Fresh Look at Content" panel, moderated by Jabin White of Wolters Kluwer. The other panelists will be:
Dr. Emilie Marcus, Executive Editor of Elsevier's Cell Press; and
Brigitte Ricou-Bellan, Managing Director at Dow Jones.
I will be presenting information on Alacra Pulse, sharing some of our experiences to-date with the freemium business model and talking about some of our plans for the near future (including a big announcement coming March 15).
I'm really looking forward to the panel. Cell Press has been doing a lot of innovative work in transforming the way that users work with scientific journals. Meanwhile, Dow Jones has gone through quite a bit of change in recent weeks and months and I look forward to hearing from Brigitte about the new direction, particularly with the former Enterprise Group (Factiva) being absorbed into the WSJ business.