2016 Typefi User Conference Presentations

Typefi was delighted to welcome a dynamic lineup of expert speakers and presenters at the 2016 Typefi User Conference in Brighton, UK. If you’d like to learn more about anything you see here, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Astrid deRidder, Cambridge University Press

Astrid deRidder

Head of Content, Cambridge University Press

Publishers have always been at the forefront of technological innovation. 

Astrid’s background is in highly illustrated, non-fiction content, in trade, travel and international education publishing. An experienced and proactive project manager, Astrid specialises in product development and process improvement, and has extensive experience in transitioning organisations from print-only to simultaneous print and digital workflows.

Now Head of Content at one of the world’s largest and most innovative university presses, Astrid presented the thought-provoking Friday morning keynote on The Changing Nature of Publishing.


Bill Kasdorf, Apex CoVantage

Bill Kasdorf

Vice President and Principal Consultant, Apex Content Solutions

The new mandate is interoperability. 

As our Friday afternoon keynote speaker, Bill spoke about The Grand Convergence: How increasingly interdependent publishing standards are creating an interoperable publishing ecosystem.

Bill is the General Editor of The Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing and former President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP). He is a recipient of SSP’s Distinguished Service Award, the IDEAlliance/DEER Luminaire Award, and the Book Industry Study Group’s 2014 Industry Champion Award.

Bill serves on the Board of Directors of the International Digital Publishing Forum and its EPUB 3 Working Group. He Chairs the BISG Content Structure Committee and is an active member of the W3C Digital Publishing Interest Group, the International Press Telecommunications Council, the EDUPUB Alliance, and the IDEAlliance Tech Council. In his consulting practice, Bill serves such clients as Pearson, Harvard, Taylor & Francis, Cambridge, the World Bank, OCLC, and the European Union.

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Antti Saari, Finnish Standards Association

Antti Saari

Publishing Specialist, Finnish Standards Association SFS

Antti has worked with standards in both drafting and editing stages since 2009. He started as an editor at Finnish Standards Association (SFS) in 2009, and worked a while in IT standardisation, before returning to the world of publishing to help SFS migrate from the old FrameMaker-based process to automated XML publishing. Antti is also an active member of CEN’s XML task force and the NISO STS Working Group.

Antti presented the process SFS has adopted for producing multi-lingual publications from STS XML at the Thursday morning Publishing for Standards Professionals workshop.

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Bruce Rosenblum, Inera Inc.

Bruce Rosenblum

CEO of Inera Inc. and Co-Chair of NISO STS Working Groups

Bruce has over 30 years of experience in design and development of electronic publishing solutions. He consults for publishers worldwide on XML and workflow automation, and has a long-standing interest in the development and use of standards for publishing. He is a member of the JATS Standing Committee, the BITS Working Group, co-chair of the NISO STS Working Groups, and he served on the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Board of Directors from 2005 to 2013. Bruce provided an update on the Standards Tag Set at the Thursday morning Publishing for Standards Professionals workshop.

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Gabriel Powell, Typefi

Gabriel Powell

Senior Solutions Consultant, Typefi

Gabriel is the author of Instant InDesign, Creating eBooks with Adobe InDesign CS4 & CS5, and Learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 by Video. As a Senior Solutions Consultant for Typefi Systems and and CTT+ Certified Trainer, Gabriel teaches InDesign, Typefi, and other applications to creative professionals around the globe. He specialises in automated XML publishing, template building, and eBook publishing.

Gabriel presented a session on Accessibility in Standards at the Publishing for Standards Professionals workshop on Thursday morning.

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Laurent Galichet

Publishing Manager, International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Laurent joined ISO in November 2011 to manage the XML conversion project of ISO’s legacy content, helping to develop ISO STS. He also worked to implement the XML production chain now in use at ISO, and discussed this implementation during Thursday morning’s Publishing for Standards Professionals workshop.

Now, as Head of Publishing, Laurent is responsible for ensuring ISO’s publishing operations remain state of the art with innovations in new publishing technology and services. The Publishing unit also works with the technical community to commission and produce added value publications to help the market implementation of key standards.

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John Muenning

Director of Editorial Production Technology, New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine is the most widely read, cited, and influential general medical periodical in the world. As it evolves to meet the changing needs of its readers in the 21st century, it is committed to maintaining that reputation and integrity, while using innovative formats and technologies for new features and faster delivery and access.

John presented a case study on Friday morning detailing NEJM’s implementation of and experience with Typefi.

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Bruce Rosenblum, Inera Inc.

Bruce Rosenblum

CEO, Inera Incorporated

Bruce has over 30 years of experience in design and development of electronic publishing solutions, and consults for publishers worldwide on XML and workflow automation. He leads the development team for eXtyles, Inera’s suite of editorial and XML tools for Microsoft Word, and Edifix, Inera’s web service to automatically correct, link, and format bibliographic references. He provided an update on these products on Friday afternoon.

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Eric Damitz, Typefi

Eric Damitz

Senior Solutions Consultant, Typefi

Eric joined Typefi in 2014, bringing over 20 years of publishing experience in production management and content strategy. He has designed and implemented solutions for a variety of publication types, including books, annual reports, manuals, journals, packaging, and marketing collateral in both print and digital formats.

Eric presented a Friday session on in5 software by Ajar Productions, which will take your designs straight from InDesign to HTML5.


Gabriel Powell, Typefi

Gabriel Powell

Senior Solutions Consultant, Typefi

Gabriel is the author of Instant InDesign, Creating eBooks with Adobe InDesign CS4 & CS5, and Learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 by Video. As a Senior Solutions Consultant for Typefi Systems and and CTT+ Certified Trainer, Gabriel teaches InDesign, Typefi, and other applications to creative professionals around the globe. He specialises in automated XML publishing, template building, and eBook publishing. Gabriel presented an update on movemen MathTools at the User Conference on Friday.

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John Pettigrew, We Are Futureproofs

John Pettigrew

CEO, We Are Futureproofs

John has been an editor since the mid-1990s, working on journals, school textbooks, CD-ROMs, websites, apps, ebooks and a range of other products. He’s always been fascinated by the tools we use to do our jobs, and by finding the best tools and the best ways to use them in real-world situations. That’s why he created Futureproofs – to give publishing teams tools that worked for the digital, connected world.

John presented a Friday session on quality assurance, the importance of editorial, and the role of good tools and processes in being sure that our content is correct, worthwhile and ready for publication.


Mark Winstone, SynApps Solutions

Mark Winstone

Joint CEO and Sales & Marketing Director, SynApps Solutions

Supported by a strong grounding in mechanical engineering and design, Mark has been talking to organisations about strategic enterprise content management (ECM) projects for almost 25 years. He joined SynApps Solutions in 2005 as Sales and Marketing Director, responsible for business development, and in 2015 was appointed Joint CEO alongside James Paton.

Mark presented a Friday session on Alfresco’s Open Source Enterprise Content Management Solution. The Alfresco ECM provides a robust, secure and scalable platform that integrates with Typefi for efficient management of digital assets, and can be expanded to manage all unstructured content within an organisation.

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Phill Barratt, DeltaXML

Phill Barratt

Global Business Development, DeltaXML

With over 25 years in the XML industry, Phill is a fount of knowledge when it comes to XML products. Starting his career as an XML sales engineer after graduating from university, he went on to a variety of high level sales and marketing roles, and now brings his unique perspective and understanding of the industry to DeltaXML.

Phill presented a Friday session on the latest developments from the DeltaXML platform, looking at new products and how they can reduce time spent across publishing processes.

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Ben Hauser, Typefi

Ben Hauser

Vice President Engineering, Typefi

Ben manages Typefi’s Engineering team and is responsible for Typefi’s Product Architecture. He has over 20 years’ experience creating computer software, and has previously held key positions in the Securities and Investment Banking sector in Australia and London. His strengths include Agile Software Development, Automated Unit Testing, Machine Learning and Genetic Algorithms.

Ben presented the Thursday afternoon tutorial Deep Integration: Customising Typefi 8, exploring the possibilities of Typefi 8’s API and SDK.

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Caleb Clauset, 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.

Caleb demonstrated Typefi 8’s key new features during Friday’s User Conference, including the increased flexibility offered by Typefi 8’s modular, action-based workflows; Typefi 8’s sophisticated new Filestore; increased integration with Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Creative Cloud; and a stylish, mobile-responsive user interface. He also provided insights into what’s coming up next for Typefi.

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Guy van der Kolk, Typefi

Guy van der Kolk

Senior Solutions Consultant, Typefi

Guy’s career started with Pagemaker 1.0 and his high school yearbook. As an engineer for an Apple Reseller, a member of the Adobe User Group, and now as Senior Solutions Consultant for Typefi, he has spent the last 15 years supporting and teaching thousands of customers on how to best use their Apple, Microsoft and Adobe products.

Guy presented an in-depth Typefi user tutorial on Thursday afternoon. DO MORE: Migrating to Typefi 8 covered the history of Typefi 8, what’s changed and what’s stayed the same, Typefi components, actions and workflows, working with XSLT and Javascripts, and Typefi 8’s new EPUB capabilities.

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Jason Mitchell, 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.

Jason introduced Typefi’s global Professional Services team during Friday’s User Conference, and discussed how the team can help you get the most out of the world’s most recommended publishing platform.

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