In this episode of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) Executive FaceTime live video Webcast series, Marty Kahn, CEO of ProQuest and renowned industry veteran, opines on the new ProQuest, the future of aggregation, the impact of the M&A activity on the industry landscape and Venture Capital/Private Equity.
- The new ProQuest: How are things shaping up after the first 6 months? How did the merger take place? Was ProQuest a â€˜stealâ€™? Where are the leverages and synergies and what are are the integration challenges? How has the market reacted? What is ProQuestâ€™s strategy moving forward and which markets are key to your success? How will ProQuest differ from its competitors? â€¦And, of course, what REALLY happened at the former ProQuest?
- The Future of Aggregation Businesses: How has technology changed the fundamentals of the business? How are aggregation markets fracturing and reconstituting? What are the roles of traditional aggregation in the open web world?
- Venture Capital/Private Equity: What are the challenges arising from the enormous deals transforming our industry? How does the recent credit crunch affect us all?
- Perspective from an Industry Veteran: What brought Marty back from â€œthe dark sideâ€? Youâ€™ll hear what itâ€™s like to return to an operating role and how Marty believes a CEO should manage â€¦and leadâ€¦.in these times of enormous change.
About Marty Kahn
Marty Kahn is CEO of ProQuest, a company created in 2007 through the merger of two leading and historic information technology firms: ProQuest Information and Learning and CSA. Mr. Kahn brings more than 30 years of experience in the information industry to his role.
Prior to his appointment at ProQuest, Mr.Kahn was chairman of the board of directors of OneSource Information Services, Inc., a position he held from 1993 until 2004. OneSource is a leading provider of aggregated business and financial information to the business community. Mr. Kahn also served as chairman of the board of directors of Ovid Technologies, Inc., a leading aggregator of medical and scientific databases and full-text journal articles. He held that position from 1989 to 1998, maintaining an active involvement in all aspects of the company, including its financing, strategy, licensing, and sales and marketing programs.
Mr. Kahn also served as President of BRS Information Technologies; General Manager of the Health Professions Division of McGraw-Hill; and as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, of the W.B. Saunders Company.
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