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Speakers at SEPM 2013



Tim Frank Andersen, Partner and Chairman, In2media

Tim has worked with interactive media for more than 20 years. He is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Denmark and has founded a long range of strong startups throughout the years.


Back in 1995 he launched one of Denmark's first web agencies, Networkers, that merged with Swedish Framtidsfabrikken in 1999 and as the first and largest web agency in Europe was listed on the stock exchange. Today he is partner and chairman in In2media, one of Denmark's leading web agencies with a staff of more than 50.


He is the co-author of "Brand-building on the internet", written together with Martin Lindstrøm. The book has so far been published in Danish, English, and Chinese.


As co-owner and managing director he has helped establish the media company WHERE2GO that was acquired by Aller in 2005. He has also helped establish one of Denmark's most successful venture companies, IVS.


Tim has more than 10 years' experience developing successful internet strategies for Tele Danmark, Dansk Tipstjeneste, Danske Bank, Pandora, and others. He has also worked with digital branding strategies for international corporations such as Mars, Kellogg's, Nike, and Unilever.




Nathan Hull, Digital Product Development Director, Penguin

Nathan came to Penguin from Universal Music where he oversaw the digital strategy for major artists including U2, The Rolling Stones, The Killers, and Take That and handled Universal's relations with key digital partners including iTunes, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, BT, and Sky. He was also instrumental in shaping the company's strategy for streaming, subscriptions, apps, virtual merchandise, and anti-piracy, and launched Spotify as well as negotiating deals with Shazam, eBay, Xbox, and PS3.


As Digital Product Development Director, Nathan has strategic responsibility for Penguin's blossoming digital portfolio and product innovation. He seeks out and brokers partnerships to bring to Penguin the best of current and future technologies and implements product development across all digital channels and in multiple markets. This includes multiple app platforms, new ebook and web technologies, the capabilities of new devices, in conjunction with gaming and connected TV partners, and much more.




Sarah Mirschinka, Sales and Marketing Director, dotbooks GmbH

Sarah Mirschinka has been responsible for marketing and sales at dotbooks since May 2012. Dotbooks is a publishing startup for ebooks seated in Munich, founded by Beate Kuckertz in 2012.


Dotbooks publishes popular literature of all genres. Dotbooks focuses on digital only – their central business model is ebooks. Dotbooks successfully manages the challenges of digital first, social reading, pricing, and DRM, and is a good example of why we still need publishers in the digital world and why the qualities of old-school publishing should be distinguished from those of self-publishing.


Their credo: Quality is that which sells!




Morten Strunge, Founder, Mofibo

Morten Strunge established Onfone after finishing high school, and it stayed close to his heart for six years before it was sold. The first years were a fight for survival. Now, however, he has finally achieved success, and despite his continuing involvement with Onfone/Yousee he has also found the time to get involved in a range of other projects, including a micro-brewery called Stronzo, the cupcake chain Agnes Cupcakes, and the latest addition, Mofibo, which is an ebook company.




Casper Bengtson, Managing Director, Universal Music Denmark
Casper Bengtson was appointed Managing Director of Universal Music Denmark in January 2008.


Based in Copenhagen, Bengtson is responsible for all aspects of Universal Music Denmark's business. He and his team develop future strategies for the domestic and international repertoire, and strengthen and broaden the company's media and corporate relationships.


Before joining Universal Music, Casper worked for MTV Networks Denmark. Prior to that he was Client Service Director at the Danish branch of the independent media agency, Carat. Earlier in his career he was Account Manager at the media communications agency, OMD, in Denmark.




Claus Meyer, gastronomic entrepreneur and mindset challenger

Claus Meyer, co-founder of noma – the best restaurant in the world for three years running – shares his dream of unfolding the potential of indigenous food cultures worldwide.


For more than 20 years Claus Meyer has challenged conventional thinking in agriculture, food production, and cooking. He has inspired a generation to rediscover local Nordic produce through cookbooks, TV shows, cookery schools, lectures, public food debates, and produce from his own orchard.


When in 2004 Meyer co-authored the New Nordic Food Manifesto, he and noma were in pursuit of purity, simplicity, and freshness based on seasonal foods that make the most of the local region's climate, water and soil, but he had no firm idea what great impact those ideas would eventually have.


In his talk Claus Meyer reveals how, in order to maximise the value of his efforts, he actively searches for territories and challenges where there is a basis for creating a movement, and which will bring about changes of avalanche proportions.




Charlie Harrington, Director of Business Development, Knewton

Charlie Harrington is the Director of Business Development at Knewton and Co-Head of the Knewton London Office. Knewton personalises digital courses for students so that every student is challenged and no student slips through the cracks.


Charlie is responsible for Knewton's international expansion throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), developing partnerships with leading publishers, universities, startups, and governments.


Previously, Charlie worked at Morgan Stanley, providing corporate finance coverage for global transportation companies and infrastructure for public-private-partnerships. Charlie holds a BA from Georgetown University.




Karsten Pers, Co-founder, NewPub.dk
Karsten Pers is a serial entrepreneur. Over the last 25 years he has successfully founded companies within internet design, consulting, and software development. He is a successful non-fiction author and a leading figure in the movement towards Indie Publishing in Denmark. He is co-founder of the fast-growing open author network NewPub.dk.





Abelone Glahn, Co-founder, NewPub.dk
Abelone Glahn is a journalist, author, micropublisher, and blogger. She is an advisor in social media marketing for publishers and authors and co-founder of the fast-growing open author network NewPub.dk. Together with Karsten Pers, Abelone received Saxo's honourable innovation reward in the beginning of November 2013 in competition with Mofibo.dk and Krimifan.dk.




Joe Hyrkin, Chief Executive Officer, Issuu

With more than 20 years of tech sector experience and a proven ability to successfully lead companies from the start-up phase through IPO and beyond, Joe joined Issuu in the autumn of 2012. He brings significant Silicon Valley experience, having held top executive, business development and product leadership roles at innovative companies backed by major venture firms.


Joe served as CEO of Wordnik, where he raised $11.5 million in venture capital funding. Earlier in his career, Joe served as CEO of SingleFeed and as Entrepreneur in Residence at Trinity Ventures. Prior to that, Joe held key sales leadership positions at Gaia Interactive, Yahoo!, Flickr, and Virage Inc.


He directed The Economist Group's business in China and has extensive board experience. Joe was educated at the State University of New York at Albany and as a foreign student at Beijing Normal University in China.




Bianka Reinhardt, Head of International Business, Books on Demand GmbH

Bianka Reinhardt started her publishing career in 2000 with a two-year apprenticeship with the American Academic Publishing House, Wiley-VCH, in Weinheim, Germany. She then studied Book Science, Business Administration, and Art History at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich.


She has been Executive Assistant to the CEO of Axel Springer Mediahouse Munich for the magazines MUSIC (Rolling Stone, Metal Hammer, Musikexpress) and YOUTH (Popcorn, Mädchen, YAM!).


From 2009 to 2013 she worked in Germany's leading publishing house of children's and youth fiction, Friedrich Oetinger in Hamburg, first as Executive Assistant to the CEO and later as Head of Digital Business. Earlier this year she started as Head of International Business for Book on Demand in Norderstedt.




Dr Paul J. LeBlanc, President, Southern New Hampshire University

Dr Paul J. LeBlanc is President of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). During the nine years of Paul's direction, SNHU has more than doubled in size and is the largest provider of online higher education in New England, one of the largest five in the US, and the first to have a full competency-based degree program (untethered to credit hour or classes) approved by a regional accreditor. In 2012 the university was #12 on Fast Company magazine's "World's Fifty Most Innovative Companies" list and was the only university included.


Paul won a New England Higher Education Excellence Award in 2012 and was named one of "New Hampshire's Most Influential People" by New Hampshire Business Review. In 2012 Forbes Magazine listed him as one of its 15 "Classroom Revolutionaries" and he has recently been featured on Bloomberg TV's "Innovators" series.


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Jan 18, 2019

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Jan 11, 2019

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Dec 19, 2018

From all of us here at Schilling we wish you and your colleagues a merry Christmas and a happy new year! Please not that our office is closed from 24 to 26 December and from 31 December to 1 January. We look forward to seeing you in 2019.

Oct 08, 2018

Does maintaining good author relations take up too much of your time? Meet us at Frankfurt Book Fair on 10-14 October 2018 and hear more!

Sep 18, 2018

How do you improve your author relations? Meet us at Göteborg Book Fair 27-30 September 2018 and here more!

May 16, 2018

How is technology really changing the playing field?
Listen to the interview with Thomas Terney about artificial intelligence and robotics here.

May 02, 2018

"Publishers face two big challenges. One is structural and one is technology-based".
Listen to the interview with Mads Holmen here.

Apr 25, 2018

Blockchain allows us to timestamp information that can be used in a database. Listen to the interview with Deanna Macdonald.

Apr 18, 2018

What does the future of human life look like with the use of emerging technologies?

Listen to the interview with Britt Wray, Author and Media host.

Apr 11, 2018

"The problem with the publishing industry is that it is very path-dependent. They do what they've always done!"

Listen to the interview with SEPM17 moderator, Alexander Avanth.


Feb 27, 2018

"We need to redesign classrooms, so children can take ownership of their own learning using online and offline tools". Hear the interview with Aditya Prakash here

Feb 15, 2018

How does your business work hand in hand with technology? Listen to the interview from SEPM17 with Adam Lowe, founder of an immersive storytelling platform that uses different multimedia.

Dec 13, 2017

Schilling wishes you and your colleagues a merry Christmas and a happy new year! We are closed from 24-26 December and from 31 December to 1 January.

Nov 30, 2017

A huge THANK YOU to all who participated at the Scandinavian Executive Publishing Meeting 2017!

Nov 21, 2017

How will our children use technology in the future to learn and play at school? Join us at #SEPM17 and hear one of the new exponential mindsetters in the publishing industry, Aditya Prakash, introduce Skidos Labs – an award-winning creator of children's educational apps.

Nov 15, 2017

Who among the new industry-changing mindsetters should publishers pay attention to? Hear Adam Lowe, co-founder of ‘unrd', inspire us at #SEPM17 with his stories through text messages and multimedia in real time.