Bob Sacks, “Bosacks”
Having been involved with printing/publishing since 1970, he is a veteran of the industry. He has held positions in major media companies and startups that have included publisher, editor, freelance writer, director of manufacturing and distribution, senior sales manager, circulation director, chief of operations, pressman, and cameraman, in companies such as McCall's, Time Inc., New York Times Magazine Group, International Paper, Ziff-Davis, CMP, and Bill Communications (VNU). in 1993 he launched the longest running e-newsletter in the world, Heard on the Web: Media Intelligence, delivering pertinent industry news to a diverse, worldwide publishing community of over 10,750 media industry leaders. Bob was inducted into The Publishing Executive Hall of Fame in October 2010.
A publisher, writer, entrepreneur, and author of over twenty books on IT, he is widely acknowledged to be one of the leading authorities in digital publishing. Having spent many years as a publisher, he has a profound understanding of the needs of a book, a newspaper and magazine publishers, content creators, and readers. As a technologist he was a pioneer of personal computing in the United Kingdom, and for the last quarter century he has consistently worked at the leading edge of IT.
David most recently founded and built Netcirculation, the largest nationwide distribution network for high-end boutique fashion, art, photography, and design titles. He also co-created Stare, a publishing and advertising agency, which produced magazines that included Stare and Critic Eye. David was the author of the recently published The Last Magazine, a visual anthology of the stylepress and a commentary on the future of printed periodicals. Previously, David was at the Gartner Group, the foremost provider of research and analysis on the global IT industry advising executives and board directors of Fortune 500 companies regarding the impact of technological innovations, spearheading a new European subsidiary that developed research-driven decision support tools which he grew into a multi-million dollar business.
Andy was most recently a founding partner in a publisher focused technology and graphics services outsourcing company, serving leading national media companies to realize cost savings through technology and cost effective labor and processes. Andy previously was a member of the Corporate Executive Team at BMG Music Publishing where he successfully led post Sony-BMG merger activities, managed operational cost reduction initiatives and was responsible for pricing and deal term structures for acquisitions worldwide. Prior to that, Andy was at Microsoft, where he managed a variety of initiatives in the PowerPoint, Windows and Digital Media Divisions. He was responsible for working with external media companies on the adoption of new Microsoft technology, including launching the initial movie Internet download offerings with the Hollywood studios. Andy holds an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Adam Rosenberg is a strategic marketing advisor and entrepreneur with experience in magazines, technology, finance, film, and TV. At Time Inc., Adam worked with President Don Logan on the CNN Merger, and co-authored thought-leading strategic market research and prognostications covering internet advertising. As Morgan Stanley’s E-Commerce Strategy Group Evangelist, Adam spearheaded the development of i-Ventures, Morgan Stanley’s innovation program. Previously, Adam also worked on projects ranging from bringing open-source software and practices to News Corp, marketing a US/China co-produced barter-syndication television series, to conceiving an innovation program for BPA to collaboratively evolve a new vision and industry consensus on digital magazine metrics and reporting. Adam's education includes a BA from Columbia University and studies at The Juilliard School and Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem.