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ContTech 2019 - Intersection Content Technology - Clive Snell - Increases in Content -  Disruption - Data Science - Artificial Intelligence - Platform - ConTech.Live Banner - Pharma Market - Legal Market - Vertical Events - Machine Learning - I-Science Tag - Data Literacy - Information Literacy - Minesoft - Ann Chapman - Information Professional of the Year - Password


The only conference focusing on

the intersection of content with technology

Open Password sieht ConTech nach wie vor als die wichtigste Veranstaltung der Informationsbranche an. Clive Snell ist Managing Director des Ausrichters Info International Ltd (London).

How has the information industry changed since the launch of ConTech und how did you respond to these changes? Simply the amount of information available is disrupting the information industry with ever increasing pace. The amount of content being produced is doubling every single year. By next year this will be doubling every single day. Researchers’ relationships with publishers and information professionals are shifting in parallel with the increases in content. The landscape is vastly different to how it was a few years ago. This phenomenal pace of change is raising fundamental issues that all need to be addressed so that the information world can keep pace with these ever-shifting sands. Legal, ethical, commercial, strategic, business model and financial questions are crying out for answers as these new technologies disrupt the creation, dissemination and consumption of content by all the stakeholders.

ConTech offers ground breaking insights into this, the biggest technological revolution to hit the content world since the birth of the internet. 

What has ConTech achieved and what would you like to achieve 2019 and in coming years? ConTech is the only conference in the world that focuses specifically on the intersection of content with technology. A new generation of intelligent technology is transforming publishing and the world of digital content and information. Driven by data science and artificial intelligence, new tools are making publishers, content providers and information professionals smarter, faster and more attuned to the needs of their users. By tackling the impact of AI, machine learning, data science and other emerging technologies head on ConTech offers the knowledge, the contacts and experience to create a blueprint to navigate the future of the information world.

ConTech is more than just another conference; it is an independent platform that enables discussions, engages communities, shares knowledge and drives change with influencers, users and providers of information and content technologies. This year sees not only ConTech 2019 but also under the ConTech.Live banner a special summer forum in June keeping the conversations going and updating the stories from last year. The development of specific market focused events starting with Pharma and looking at Legal and other key information markets. In the future we see the recognition of ConTech as a world class “go to” face to face platform for the intersection of content and technology.

What are the highlights of ConTech 2019? ConTech 2019 is pioneering, landscape changing and future focused. We’re focussed on uncovering practical, hands-on tips and techniques to take away and apply to your work straight away, while also evaluating the opportunities that lie ahead in this exciting, fast moving world. At ConTech 2019, you'll:

- Learn of the opportunities to use data science to drive new business

- Gain insider knowledge on how to build compelling, user focused data-driven information products

- Find out how AI and machine learning can create leaner, faster publishers

- Discover how data science techniques can enrich published and legacy content

- Hear how to deliver value by liberating the hidden data within content

- Understand how to build user trust in your content in the age of AI 

plus more. Check out more details at

Looking at ongoing and coming trends how may ConTech change in coming years? We plan to develop the platform keeping pace with the transformation of content through emerging tech. The technologies will change, our mission remains to create events enabling, sharing, learning and networking around the intersection of content and technology. ConTech will be the go to place for best practice case studies and will remain pioneering, landscape changing and future focused.

Our plan is to continue to develop a set of market vertical events – Pharma, Legal and so on to enable a deeper dive experience. In addition to those in the next three to five years we will launch a series of international ConTech events to explore, reflect and promote our core agenda in different settings.

The ConTech journey is just beginning. If you are involved in digital content and information creation and services start your journey with us now

ConTech 2019

Transforming Content through
Data Science, AI and Emerging Technologies

5.-6. December, ConTech 2019 - Transforming Content through Data Science, AI and Emerging Technologies, Millenium Gloucester Hotel London. – The programme:

Day 1 – 5th December

09:00 – 10:00 Registration, refreshments and networking

10:00 – 10:45 Opening keynote

10:45 – 11:05 From content discovery to deep understanding: solving the skim-reading bottleneck with artificial intelligence
Phil Gooch, CEO, Scholarcy

11:05 – 11:35 How to use technology to unlock the value of your early-stage research
Sami Benchekroun, CEO and Co-Founder - Morressier Rino Montiel, CTO Morressier

11:35 – 12:00 Refreshments and networking

12:00 – 12:20 Evidence-driven decision support in research and clinical care
Mathias Goeschl, Vice President Digital Content, Molecular Health GmbH

12:20 – 13:00 Data-driven product sessions

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and networking

14:00 - 14:30 Expert to talk about bias and how to prevent it 

14:30 - 15:15 The AI-Enabled Future is Already Here for Content and Data Owners
Neville Mehra, Co-Founder, Nampora - Moderator Michael Puscar, Founder, Oiga Technologies - Debu Purkayastha, Managing Partner, 3rd Eye - Mads Holmen, Founder & CEO - Bibblio Suzy Ferreira, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor & Founder, Kredy

15:15 – 15:45 Refreshments and networking

15:45 – 16:15 Does the world really need another content platform?
Harriet Bell, Marketing Director, Emerald Publishing David Leeming, Head of client services, 67, Bricks 16:15

17:00 Afternoon keynote 

Day 2 – 6th December

08:00 – 09:00 Registration, refreshments and networking

09:00 – 09:45 Opening keynote 

09:45 – 10:15 From ‘Software Eating the World’ to ‘Machine Learning Eating Software’
Finbarr Joy, Group CTO, Superbet

10:15 – 10:45 Making a unique impression: How Chemical Watch transformed its content into a data asset using semantic fingerprinting
Richard Butterworth, Sales & Marketing Director, Chemical Watch - Jennifer Schivas, Head of Strategy and Industry Engagement, 67 Bricks

10:45 – 11:15 Refreshments and networking

11:15 – 11:45 Improving user navigation on GOV.UK by using algorithms to recommend content
Matthew Gregory, Data Scientist, Government Digital Services - Felisia Loukou, Data Scientist, Government Digital Services

11:45 – 12:30 Data-driven product sessions

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and networking

13:30 - 14:00 Actionable Insights from Scientific Research Data
Ben McLeish, Director, Outreach & Advocacy, Digital Science & Research Solutions Ltd

14:00 - 14:30 Data science and corporate communication: AI-driven media strategy
Andrea Filetti, Measurement & Reputation Manager, Eni S.P.A - Silvia Gallitto, Data Science Project Manager, Eni S.P.A

14:30 – 15:00 How AI can help automated curation & classification of a rare diseases research project database
Yann Mahé, Managing Director, MyScienceWork

15:00 – 16:00 Reception drinks and networking

Provider´s Corner

8. Potsdamer I-Science Tag

„DaILy Digital – Data & Information Literacy“

15. Juli 2019, 8. Potsdamer I-Science Tag - „DaILy Digital – Data & Information Literacy“, in: Wo: FH Potsdam, Kiepenheuerallee 5, 14469 Potsdam

Mit der fortschreitenden Weiterentwicklung der „Industrie 4.0“ und der zunehmend dynamischen Ausweitung digitaler Services und Prozesse werden
die „Ausbeutung“ der Ressource „Daten“ und ihrer Weiterverarbeitung in Information und Wissen sowie die Entwicklung von Kompetenzen für die Gestaltung dieses Prozesses wichtiger. Daher setzt sich der diesjährige Potsdamer I-Science Tag thematisch mit den Konzepten „Data Literacy“ und „Information Literacy“, mit deren Beziehung zueinander, mit ihrer wissenskulturellen Spezifik sowie mit Konzepten ihrer Vermittlung auseinander.

Wir freuen uns mitteilen zu können, dass zahlreiche namhafte Expertinnen und Experten aus dem In- und Ausland gewonnen werden konnten, die einen grundlegenden Überblick und Diskussionsansatz zu den drängenden Fragen, Herausforderungen und Perspektiven geben.
Vortragende werden u.a. sein:

• Prof. Dr.  Marc Rittberger / DIPF - Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung, Frankfurt am Main

• Prof. Dr. Tibor Koltay / Eszterházy Károly Universität Eger, Ungarn

• Rebecca Eichhorn / B.A. Bibliotheksmanagement FH Potsdam

• Prof. Dr. Anne Tauch / FH Potsdam - FB Bauingenieurwesen

• Dr. Katharina Schüller / STAT-UP München

• Prof. Dr. Inka Tappenbeck / TH Köln

• Dr. Maria Gäde / IBI, HU Berlin

• Dr. Anke Wittich / Hochschule Hannover.

Die laufend aktualisierte Webseite zum 8. I-Science Tag mit nützlichen Informationen zu Themenschwerpunkten, Vortragenden, Anreise und Unterkunftsempfehlungen ist nun online. Das Anmeldeformular steht in Kürze zur Verfügung.

Kontakt: Prof. Dr. Stephan Büttner: - Prof. Dr. Antje Michel: - Telefon: +49 (331) 580 1517


Co-founder Ann Chapman-Daniel honoured
as the Information Professional of the Year

Minesoft co-founder Ann Chapman-Daniel was honoured to be named in Germany’s Online Information Industry magazine “PASSWORD” as the Information Professional of the year. In her interview, Ann shared her early professional development and decision process of starting Minesoft in a rapidly evolving and challenging patent information environment. The ensuing article details how Minesoft carved its niche between free patent solution providers and large competitors to become one of the leading global patent solution providers worldwide. The key behind this success has been a sound business strategy and execution that demonstrates well across all disciplines, including people management, customer service, exports, innovation and product development.

“Never give up is a good mantra, as well as finding ways to distinguish yourself from the more established products already in the market. And be a good partner to your clients – that is my advice.”                                                             

When talking about the future roadmap of Minesoft, Ann Chapman-Daniel explained the company ethos is to ensure the products developed continue to assist companies harness the worlds innovations. Striking the balance between development cycles, all the while listening to clients’ feedback. This motivation led to the recent creation of PatDocs – the new legal tool to streamline the workload of IP professionals. In this coming year, Minesoft are excited to soon be introducing a new, even more powerful search engine for PatBase with enhanced capability for searching Asian languages and other character sets. An interesting launch to watch out for!

On the non-business side, Ann Chapman-Daniel dedicates much of her time to industry associates, the local community and charitable organisations. Last year, Minesoft sponsored the Dusseldorf University Choir and Richmond Theatre as well as the Royal Academy of Art in the UK and the World Monuments Fund (archaeology and architecture). In sport, Minesoft had a female team of paddleboarders go down the River Thames in London picking up plastic, broadcast on Sky TV News. This year, Minesoft have been invited to participate in the Great River Race down the River Thames by GB Rowing.

Ann co-founded Minesoft in 1996 with husband Ophir Daniel. The company, which now has offices in the UK, USA and Germany, has developed a suite of patent solutions that help many Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies exploit the intelligence found in the most comprehensive source of ideas available – patents.

Minesoft offers an array of products for the patent information industry, specialising in patent searching, IP document retrieval, patent analytics and competitive intelligence systems. Minesoft was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2009 and again in 2015 for its impressive, sustained growth in International Trade. A testament to the company’s ongoing innovation and work to meet the needs of its fast-growing global client base through an international customer support network, tailored training and a range of essential resources. Minesoft take pride in having one of the highest client retention rates in the industry, something the Minesoft team has invested years of personal time and energy in to make possible.

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