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Come and meet us at the Publisher Forum on April 24-25th, 2017 in Berlin

PubFactory’s Director of Platform Services, Tom Beyer, will be running a workshop titled: Do's and Don'ts of real-time ERP / Hosting platform Integrations

Boston, MA - April 21, 2017 - The workshop will delve into the details of real-time integrations between an ERP system and a hosting platform. Learn how best to integrate these systems and where the pitfalls are lurking. Our panelists will cover case studies from the integration of Klopotek with Peter Lang and Brill sites using the PubFactory publishing platform.

Very grateful to our panelists:


Christian Kohl, Consultant

Christian is an independent Consultant and Project Manager for Digital Publishing and IT. He has has worked extensively with service providers all around the world, leading many RFP processes, system migrations, implementations, integrations, and consolidations as well as shaping and implementing digital strategies for publishing companies. Christian holds a masters degree in Computational Linguistics and has worked as IT director, project manager, software developer, server administrator, event manager, and researcher in previous lives.



Lauren Danahy,Team Leader Applications & Data, Brill

The team is responsible for the management of data standards and flows, third party applications (Klopotek, Editorial Manager, etc.) supporting key business processes, and developing a robust application and data road map to support the strategic vision of the organization. Originally from the United States, Lauren got her start in publishing in editorial at Springer, and later joined Brill’s Boston office as an Assistant Editor. In 2011 Lauren relocated to Brill’s Leiden office in The Netherlands where she worked both as a marketing and platform manager.



Diana Timm, Global IT Director, Peter Lang

Apprenticeship as a publishing manager, graduate direct marketing specialist (BAW). 1989 to 1997 Head of Database Marketing at WEKA Fachverlage Kissing. 1998 to 2006 Senior Consultant focusing on international publishing houses at Klopotek & Partner, Berlin. 2006 to 2008 IT Manager Publishing/Application Manager at Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK. 2008 to 2015 Manager Strategic Sales at arvato aystems, Munich. Since May 2015 Global IT Director at Peter Lang AG, Berne, Switzerland



Tom Beyer, Director of Platform Services, O'Reilly - PubFactory

Tom is responsible for providing the vision and strategy for the ongoing development of the PubFactory platform. Tom has 15+ years of experience devoted exclusively to building and refining the PubFactory platform, which includes conceptualizing and delivering platform implementations for the IMF, OUP, Brill, SAGE, Wiley, Cengage Learning, RR Donnelley, the World Bank, Bloomsbury, and Harvard University Press, among others. Tom brings a deep technical knowledge to his consultative work with PubFactory clients.

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