PRINT! Critical to the future of educational publishing - We can tell you why and how!
HP is a proud contributor to the Frankfurt Book Fair CONTEC program. Even as e-delivery of educational content is growing, print remains essential to education publishing at every level from K-level books to academic publishing. HP spokespeople will present sessions on how education publishers can leverage digital printing to thrive in today's changing market. HP sessions will discuss how digital printing opens opportunities for new products, cost savings, and increased utilization of backlist titles.
Udi has over 15 years of Business and Technology Innovation & Development and R&D management. He has led teams and programs across multiple geographies and technical areas from software and mobile development to digital printing, color, material science and cloud solutions. Udi is the inventor of over 50 patents has a Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Physics from Tel-Aviv University and an EMBA from Kellogg. Udi is currently the Worldwide Business Development Manager in Education for the HP Graphics Solution Business and is working with the HP teams, the Education Partners and HP Customers to bring innovative solutions to the education market worldwide.
Douglas Sexton has worldwide responsibility for publishing strategy development for the HP Inkjet High-Speed Production Solutions Division. Publishing is the largest and fastest growing category of applications using the HP inkjet web press portfolio.
With deep roots in both technology and business Dr. Sexton is knowledgeable in technical and market forces driving digital printing adoption in books, newspapers, magazines, and catalogs.
Dr. Sexton holds a PhD. in Physical Inorganic Chemistry from the University of California Santa Barbara. He has over 50 patents in printing, lasers, electronics, and biomedical devices technologies. He currently is based in San Diego, California.
Seza Babaoglu is responsible for the Direct Mail and Publishing segments for HP Indigo and HP Inkjet High-Speed Production Solutions for Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
Seza Babaoglu has worked for Hewlett Packard between 1995 and 2011 and took the responsibility of several roles within EMEA organization for the printing group. In 2006 he has joined with HP Indigo and entered into the digital printing field. Between 2008 and 2011 he managed the Middle East, Turkey, Greece, Israel and Africa region for HP Indigo. From mid of 2011 until the end of 2012 he has managed a publishing company based in Istanbul, Turkey and since December 2012 he has joined back in HP, being responsible for his current role.
His experience both in publishing industry and in HP with a focus on emerging technologies and emerging markets is driving the adoption of digital printing across all segments. Seza Babaoglu holds a BS degree in Electronics and he is currently based in Barcelona, Spain.
Where is educational publishing (K12) heading and is the direction compliant with the need of their customers and users?
Everyone agree that digitalisation provides a lot of opportunities to education. The possibilities of differentiation and customisation of learning methods that meet the needs of the individual student have improved with the use of video, sound and interactivity in general. But the question is whether traditional educational publishers have the right skills to utilise these possibilities? Or are there new players better equipped to create the right digital solutions for teachers and students?
We have invited John Paul Barker, Head of Rygaard International Secondary School in Denmark, and Kami Thordarson, Innovative Strategies Coach at Los Altos School District in California, to explain what they see as the biggest potential for digital teaching resources and if the publishers, from whom they have bought school books for years, are able to fulfil that potential. Kami and John both have strong feelings about teaching in general and about digital possibilities and pitfalls in particular. We’ll hear what they expect from educational publishers in a world of digital teaching.But we are of course also going to hear what the publishers say. Do they feel confident with the possibilities that digitalisation provides and how does it affect them? Will they be able to expand their didactic focus to embrace technology in addition? How do they plan to retain their role as important content providers to teachers and students?
Dr. Anja Hagen was born in 1970. She has done her doctor’s degree in German language and literature studies. For the last 14 years, Anja works in different positions in the educational publishing sector. (f.e. 3 years as team leader for digital media, 8 years as head of the primary school department). In march 2013 Anja was appointed as Managing Director of the Cornelsen Schulverlage, where she is responsible for the field of all types of secondary schools.
Kami Thordarson has taught in Los Altos for four years, coming from the Poudre School District in Colorado where she began teaching in 1999. Kami holds a B.A. in Communications and an M.A. in Education. Kami is an expert in project-based learning and enjoys engaging students with creative lessons that focus on student choice and voice. Kami was a pilot teacher for the Khan Academy program in 2010 where she helped implement and design the blended learning model currently being adopted in all fifth through eighth grades. She is a graduate of the 2011 MERIT program through the Krause Center for Innovation and has recently attended a workshop on Design Thinking at the d.school (Institute of Design) at Stanford. She envisions a real-world classroom in which teachers are empowered to transform education through technology and innovative practices, where students take ownership of their education, and classrooms are collaborative, problem-solving communities. Kami has taken on a new role as Innovative Strategies Coach for the Los Altos School District for 2012-2013.
John Barker has been a teacher and leader in international secondary schools for the last thirteen years. Upon leaving his native England John moved to Taipei, Taiwan to work in the Taipei European
School. After six years he moved to Hong Kong to work as Deputy Head at the prestigious German Swiss International School. He then returned to Europe to take up the post of Head of Rygaards International Secondary School in Copenhagen, Denmark. Upon his educational journey, John has been fortunate enough to work with students and educators from around the world. He has planned, resourced and implemented several digital educational initiatives and has a keen insight into why some initiatives flourish whilst others are resigned to the dusty cupboards and archives of schools the world over.
John has a thorough understanding of the 21st century demands of international education and the various curricula that students aged 11 to 18 pursue around the world. Furthermore, he has a particular interest in digital technology and how this can help, or indeed hinder, learning and teaching within the rapidly developing and increasingly competitive international sector. He is a graduate of Durham University (UK) and holds an MSc. in Educational Leadership from Leicester University (UK).
Since 2006 she is the Managing Director of Sanoma Pro, the leading provider of learning and knowledge development solutions in Finland. Prior to this Mrs Vainio has worked in sales management and business development positions in media and telecommunications industries in Finland and the USA, and as a management consultant in Finland and Sweden with McKinsey & Company. She holds a MSc (Econ.) degree from the Helsinki School of Economics.
Jakob Larsen is management and business consultant at Schilling, where he is counselling publishing clients on business and project improvement . Jakob has several years of practical experience in publishing from various management positions - theoretically backed with an MBA - and has been deeply involved in most of the publishing disciplines.