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Rick Johnson

Vice President of Product Strategy, VitalSource/Ingram
Rick Johnson is the Vice President of Product Strategy, and one of the founders of VitalSource Technologies, LLC.  Now a division of the Ingram Content Group, VitalSource is the maker of Bookshelf®, the most widely used platform for delivery of electronic textbooks in the world.  As VP of Product Strategy, Rick manages the strategic direction of the fast growing platform, guiding the architecture, and implementation of its clients and systems.

Rick's career has been focused on bringing together his three passions: technology, publishing, and education.  He is a frequent speaker on electronic textbooks, their integration into an institutional environment, and how the accessibility needs of individual students can best be accommodated in their delivery.  He has served on multiple committees addressing the needs around delivering accessible content to students, was a member of the working groups responsible for version 2 and version 3 of the EPUB standard, currently serves on the board of directors for IMSGlobal and the IDPF, and is the co-inventor of 3 domestic and international patents dealing with electronic books and their distribution.

 

Organization: 
VitalSource/Ingram