STM Innovations Seminar U.S. – Reinventing Innovation

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Some comments from the 2011 Innovations seminar in London

"Very comprehensive, highly informative, very targeted to today’s marketplace"

"Great networking opportunity"

"Love the flash presentations"

"Excellent, seamless from start to finish"


1:00 – 1:30

Registration and Coffee




Keynote: Innovation 2.0: How the Cloud and the Crowd are Changing how we work

Michael R. Nelson, Research Associate, Leading Edge Forum

The tide is clearly moving towards more Transparency, Connectedness, and Collaboration. The Internet has entered the era of the Crowd and the Cloud. For the last four years, Professor Nelson has taught at Georgetown University, where he conducts research and teaches courses on The Future of the Internet, innovation, technology forecasting, and e-government, as well as consulting and speaking on Internet technology and policy. Before joining the Georgetown faculty, Michael spent almost ten years as Director of Internet Technology and Strategy at IBM, where he managed a team helping define and implement IBM's New Generation Internet strategy.  Prior to that, he worked at the White House on Internet policy with Vice President Gore.


Moderator: Terry Hulbert, Director of Business Development, American Institute of Physics


Plenary Session: Driving Innovations via New Connections

Moderator: David Martinsen, Senior Scientist, Web Strategy and Innovation, American Chemical Society


Innovations networks in Social Media: Creating Maps and Measures with NodeXL

Speaker: Dr. Marc A. Smith, Chief Social Scientist, Connected Action Consulting Group

Know who is becoming more important than know how.  Networks are a data structure common found across all social media services that allow populations to author collections of connections.  Innovation networks are created when new connections form among people who have a portion of a solution.  


The Social Media Research Foundation's NodeXL project makes analysis of social media networks accessible to most users of the Excel spreadsheet application. With NodeXL, Networks become as easy to create as pie charts.  Applying the tool to a range of social media networks has already revealed the variations present in online social spaces.  A review of the tool and images of Twitter, flickr, YouTube, and email networks will be presented. In particular, innovation topics will be mapped to highlight the key people and groups talking about new ideas and opportunities.


Semantic MEDLINE

Thomas C. Rindflesch, Cognitive Science Branch, National Library of Medicine

Semantic MEDLINE integrates information retrieval, advanced natural language processing, automatic summarization, and visualization into a single Web portal. The application is intended to help manage the results of PubMed searches by condensing core semantic content in the citations retrieved. Output is presented as a connected graph of semantic relations, with links to the original MEDLINE citations. The ability to connect salient information across documents helps users keep up with the research literature and discover connections which might otherwise go unnoticed. Semantic MEDLINE can  make an impact on bio-medicine by supporting scientific discovery and the timely translation of insights from basic research into advances in clinical practice and patient care.




Reinventing Innovations

Moderator: Eefke Smit, Director of Standards & Technology, STM

Vision, Users, Developers - what drives innovation at Mendeley?”

Speaker:  Dr. Victor Henning, Co-Founder & CEO, Mendeley, Ltd

Mendeley has been on a wild ride - from launching in 2009 to becoming one of the world's larger research community and collaboration platform with more than 1.5m users. Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Victor Henning provides a glimpse behind the scenes and shares lessons learned about the interplay of vision, user-driven innovation, and harnessing developer creativity.  


2012 STM Future Lab Trend Watch

"From Discoverability to Actionability of Content"

Howard Ratner, Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President, Nature Publishing Group

Each year, the members of the STM Future Lab Committee explore the main Technology Trends they think will really impact STM publishing in the next three years using the Delphi technique for trends forecasting. For the coming years the STM Future Lab Committee has identified as the main trend the move from Discoverability to Actionability of Content. Important elements are app stores, API-platforms, Identity Management, Research Data and new User Metrics. Howard Ratner, chairman of the STM Future Lab Committee, explains.


Future Lab Flash Sessions

Crazy 5 minute talks, showing you what the fast movers of the STM industry are cooking. Includes presentations from: Bart Wacek, Elsevier,

Antony Williams, Royal Society of Chemistry, Kaveh Bazargan, River Valley, Andrea Powell, CABI, Diane Needham, ACS and Guillaume Mazières, TEMIS.



5:30 – 7:00

Welcome Reception for STM Spring Conference & Innovations Seminar attendees

Register now for STM's 2012 Spring Conference
The New Normal: Users and Publishers Evolving Publishing
May 1 - 3 at the Washington Marriott

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