Thane Kerner

Thane Kerner
President & CEO, Silverchair


As co-founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Silverchair, Thane Kerner has since 1993 led the organization’s strategic development of platforms and professional services that focus on the intersection of technology with health care knowledge. Medical informatics, the semantic web, clinical information processes, and web-based learning are the foundations for a broad variety of Silverchair-created health reference products delivered via networked digital media. Thane has served on the Executive Council of the Professional and Scholarly Publishers Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers, as Co-Chairman of the American Medical Publishers Committee (AMPC), and on the National Library of Medicine’s Publishers Advisory Panel.

He is an advocate for issues of concern to the health information industry, and a frequent speaker and moderator at industry conferences including the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Top Management Roundtable, the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the PSP Annual Conference, the AMPC Medical Informatics Seminar, and the AMPC–National Library of Medicine Biennial Symposium. Prior to establishing Silverchair, he was publisher of Experimental Hematology, the official journal of the International Society for Experimental Hematology.


General Riverside Ballroom
Reid Sherline (Wolters Kluwer Health), Scott Grillo (McGraw-Hill Medical), Thane Kerner (Silverchair)
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Publishers of professional content previously locked away in textbooks and journals are transforming content into applications that reach ubiquitously into the daily work of users. With examples from medical publishing, panelists will show how semantically enriched content is used to create content applications that integrate into user workflows, increasing information value and utility. Read more.
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  • Qualcomm
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  • Impelsys Inc.
  • Aptara
  • Bowker
  • Connotate
  • HP
  • Jouve North America
  • LibreDigital
  • Malloy
  • MarkLogic
  • Random House, Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Sterling Commerce
  • Baker & Taylor
  • The BookMasters Group
  • Constellation
  • Jacquette Consulting
  • Mashery
  • Silverchair
  • Wolfram
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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