Five of the publishing industry’s best known technology consultants have formed a new firm, Publishing Technology Partners.
Members of the new company are Ken Brooks, Bill Kasdorf, Thad McIlroy, Bill Rosenblatt, and Bill Trippe; each founder has over 25 years’ experience as either an industry executive, consultant, or entrepreneur. The men have served on global standards committees and industry associations including BISG, IDPF, W3C, IPTC, SSP, ACM, WIPO Accessible Books Consortium, and Copyright Society of the USA.
According to PTP’s announcement, the company will consult on such matters as content and workflow; management and operations; and technology.
Among the companies PTP's founders have worked with are Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Cambridge University Press, Cengage Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Macmillan Learning, McGraw-Hill Education, Pearson, Random House, and Wiley.
Commenting on the creation of PTP, Brian O’Leary, executive director of BISG, said in a statement: "BISG's members tell us that keeping up with new technologies and relying on outdated technology and approaches are two of their greatest challenges. Publishing Technology Partners brings together the talents of several book industry veterans to address those challenges.