A reflection on the increasing rate of change in the technology space, enabled by the commoditization of compute capability and what the implications are for the world of scholarly publishing
David is currently Head of Product Solutions at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (The IET). After he received his D.Phil. from the University of York, David decided to trade life as a scientist for a life in publishing. His introduction to scholarly publishing came via Vitek Tracz at Current Science Group and then BioMed Central. He’s been involved with the SSP for a number of years, first as an attendee of the annual meeting, then as an annual meeting committee member, as co-chair of the 32nd and 33rd meetings and most recently as Board Member at Large (2012 to 2015). When not involved in scholarly publishing, he likes to indulge in astronomy, tinkering with things, and restoring a 1960 1600 MGA that currently resides in his garage. He’s not on Facebook, but he does tweet (@drs1969).