Holger Volland is head of the Frankfurt Academy and as vice president, is responsible for conferences and creative industries at the Frankfurt Book Fair. He was previously director of communications and marketing for the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers and Booksellers Association) and a member of the executive board of MetaDesign AG, where he was responsible for planning campaigns and corporate marketing and communication strategies. Contact Holger Volland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kat Meyer, Tools of Change (TOC) conference chair and community manager, is a book publishing industry veteran whose background includes 20 years of editorial and marketing experience working for regional and national trade and academic publishers, including: HMH, Communication Skill Builders, the University of Arizona Press, Rio Nuevo Publishers, and many others.
Prior to joining O’Reilly, Kat acted as Chief Content Wrangler for her company, Next Chapter Communications, where she revels in two of her favorite past times: all things bookish, and all things social media. Among her clients at NCC have been: SourceBooks, NetGalley, AllRomanceE/OmniLit, Adaptive Blue, the University of Arizona Press, Poisoned Pen Press, BookSwim, and a little company called O’Reilly media! Contact Kat Meyer at email@example.com.
Joe Wikert is General Manager & Publisher at O’Reilly Media, Inc., where he manages the sales and editorial groups. He’s the author of the Publishing 2020 blog where he’s provided industry insights since 2005. Joe is also co-chair of O’Reilly’s Tools of Change (TOC) conference. Prior to joining O’Reilly Joe was Vice President and Executive Publisher at John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in their P/T division. Contact Joe Wikert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Siobhan O’Leary is a literary agent, translator and writer based in Berlin. She previously worked in the Foreign Rights department of the Crown Publishing Group (Random House) and at the publishing consulting firm Market Partners International. Contact Siobhan O’Leary at email@example.com.