Banner advertising the Typefi User Conference in Baltimore on 2-3 May 2019. The background is a line drawing map of downtown Baltimore with the conference venue highlighted by a blue dot.

Gain insights, be inspired, and learn how you can DO MORE!

We’re delighted to present a dynamic lineup of expert speakers and presenters for the 2019 Typefi User Conference. Stay tuned for further announcements!


Caleb Clauset, VP Product at Typefi

Caleb Clauset

Vice President Product | Typefi

Caleb drives the vision and strategy for Typefi’s products, and cultivates strategic partnerships with developers to extend Typefi’s core capabilities.

He is an award-winning designer and Adobe Certified Expert in InDesign with over a decade’s experience designing, developing and implementing publishing technology. He holds a Master of Graphic Design from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

During Friday morning’s Typefi product update, Caleb will demonstrate Typefi’s key new features, and offer a glimpse of what users can expect to see in the coming year. He will also guide the product planning and feedback session on Friday afternoon.


Chandi Perera, Typefi CEO

Chandi Perera

Chief Executive Officer | Typefi

Chandi Perera is your host for the 2019 Typefi User Conference.

Chandi joined Typefi in 2006, and has over two decades of publishing and media technology experience. He has acted as a technology consultant to corporations and government agencies around the world, and is a frequent conference speaker in the areas of content management, publishing, media, XML, structured content and digital rights management.

Chandi is a board member of a number of industry bodies and has degrees in Engineering and Computer Science.


Damian Gibbs

Damian Gibbs

Solutions Consultant | Typefi

Damian started out as an apprentice typesetter over 20 years ago at a leading South African educational publisher, and from the start was curious about opportunities that digital technologies bring to publishing. He transitioned to general market publishing and eventually became a service provider to local and offshore publishers covering a diverse range of publishing markets, all requiring varying workflows and output requirements.

Damian has extensive experience working with publishers to use evolving technologies and innovative digital publishing products to improve workflows, and to transition from pure print to digital outputs such as web, e-books, and CMS publishing.

Damian will co-host the DO MORE with Typefi Designer templates tutorial with Jamie Brinkman on Thursday afternoon.


David Popham

David Popham

Solutions Consultant | Typefi

David produced his first publication 25 years ago using PageMaker as part of a job in college athletics, and has been a publishing enthusiast ever since. Most recently, he was a graphic designer for a research think tank and has worked as a production artist in the educational publishing sector.

One of David’s favourite things to do is help others automate their publishing workflows so they can focus on other aspects of their work. He has a degree in Agribusiness, has completed coursework in Public Relations from Western Kentucky University, and is an Adobe Certified Expert in InDesign.

David will co-host the MathML, MathTools, and your Typefi workflow tutorial with Eric Damitz on Thursday afternoon.


Eric Damitz

Eric Damitz

Senior Solutions Consultant | Typefi

As a Senior Solutions Consultant, Eric works with customers to determine the best way to use Typefi for their particular needs, and then implements their solution. He started in publishing over 20 years ago as a TeX typesetter at a small development house, where he learned such valuable skills as opaquing film, making Dylux proofs, and pasting up forms with hot wax. He also learned desktop publishing, which was somewhat more useful. He moved to a large educational publishing company and spent 17 years as a production manager working with his colleagues to re-invent how publishing works—several times.

Eric’s particular skillset focuses on publishing automation, workflow improvement, and single-source publishing for both digital and print. He has a degree in Rhetoric (writing, not arguing) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Eric will co-host the MathML, MathTools, and your Typefi workflow tutorial with David Popham on Thursday afternoon.


Jamie Brinkman

Jamie Brinkman

Solutions Consultant | Typefi

Jamie joined Typefi as a Solutions Consultant in 2014, bringing 10 years of experience as a Senior Content Editor with a multinational mass media and information firm. She is highly skilled in layout and design, and has extensive experience in copy editing utilising AP, Chicago, and company-specific style guidelines.

As a Typefi Solutions Consultant, Jamie works closely with customers to develop and implement automated publishing solutions, as well as providing ongoing training and support.

Jamie will co-host the DO MORE with Typefi Designer templates tutorial with Damian Gibbs on Thursday afternoon.


Jason Mitchell, Director of Professional Services at Typefi

Jason Mitchell

Director of Professional Services | Typefi

Jason leads Typefi’s global Professional Services team and has over 15 years of experience in managing publishing operations and digital products for both small and large publishing houses. He has successfully led teams to redefine the publishing process to include digital products and improve profitability in the travel and medical publishing sectors.

In his Friday presentation, Jason will discuss how a carefully-chosen and well-trained Typefi project team can make the earth move!


Tim Siers, Co-founder of MasterDocs

Tim Siers

Technical Director & Co-founder | MasterDocs

Tim is a co-founder at MasterDocs, an Australian company founded in 2013. He has fifteen years’ experience delivering hundreds of content management, digital publishing and collaboration projects for Federal Government and other public sector clients.

During Friday’s User Conference, Tim will present a case study on how the Australian Government used MasterDocs to collaboratively author Annual Reports, bringing them together in a single location, allowing the public to search and compare content, and promoting transparency and accountability.


Tommie Usdin, President of Mulberry Technologies

B. Tommie Usdin

President | Mulberry Technologies, Inc.

B. Tommie Usdin is President of Mulberry Technologies, Inc., a consultancy specialising in XML for prose documents.

Tommie has been working with SGML since 1985 and has been a supporter of XML since 1996. She chairs “Balisage: The Markup Conference” and is a frequent speaker at JATS-Con, MarkupUK, and other conferences. She is co-chair of the NISO Z39-96, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite Working Group, and a member of the NISO STS Standing Committee and the BITS Committee.

Tommie has developed DTDs, Schemas, and XML/SGML application frameworks for applications in government and industry. Projects include reference materials in medicine, science, engineering, and law; semiconductor documentation; historical and archival materials. Distribution formats have included print books, magazines, and journals, and both web- and media-based electronic publications.

Tommie will present the Friday keynote The Value of Descriptive Markup for Discovery, Utility, and Preservation. You can read more about her at the Mulberry Technologies website.