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Nick Baker

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Nick Baker is chief strategy officer for Reed Elsevier Group plc and a member of the management committee. He has been with Reed Elsevier since 1986 and within corporate strategy since January 1997.

Nick is directly involved in all aspects of Reed Elsevier business development including strategy planning, portfolio management, acquisitions/divestments, e-development and alliances. He works across Reed Elsevier's broad market base in the scientific, professional and business information sectors.

From April 1996 Nick was associate director, planning & development within Elsevier Science Ltd. Prior to this he held various publishing positions within Elsevier Advanced Technology, Elsevier Science Inc. and Elsevier Applied Science Publishers Ltd. His earlier career was spent at Academic Press and he has worked in the UK and US. He has a first class honours degree in zoology from the University of Edinburgh.


Nick Baker will be talking on the Impact of the Web on Publishing. The presentation will cover:
  • An overview of Reed Elsevier and professional markets/customers served (science and technology, healthcare, legal, education, business to business).
  • Changing professional customer needs driven by the web and related technologies.
  • The publishing opportunity and the path to realisation (business model change, product and service change, operational change, differences across market sectors).
  • Future view (rate and degree of change, future product and service models, implications for publishers).

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