Joe Wikert

Joe Wikert
General Manager & Publisher, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Website | @jwikert

Joe Wikert is a publishing executive with 20+ years of industry experience. He is General Manager & Publisher at O’Reilly Media, Inc., where he manages the sales and editorial groups. Prior to joining O’Reilly he was a Vice President and Executive Publisher in the Professional/Trade division of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and had management responsibility for the WROX and Sybex imprints. Since graduating from Purdue University with a degree in management and computer science, Joe has held a variety of sales and editorial positions in the publishing industry. He is also the author of seven books on programming languages and computer applications. Joe regularly shares his publishing industry thoughts and outlook on
his Publishing 2020 blog which can be found at as the proud owner of an Amazon Kindle, Joe also blogs about his iPad experience on


Keynote Broadway Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live along with the other keynotes.
Kat Meyer (O'Reilly Media, Inc. ), Joe Wikert (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
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TOC opening remarks by program chairs Kat Meyer and Joe Wikert. Read more.
Make Soho Complex
Joe Wikert (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Seth Kaufman (Copia Interactive)
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This will be a dialog between Seth Kaufman, Copia Merchandising VP, and Joe Wikert, co-chair of TOC. We will talk about ereader wish list features and how Copia has implemented some of them. A number of these will have been announced/released at or just prior to TOC NY. Read more.
Event Astor Ballroom Foyer
Joe Wikert (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Nathaniel Hoffelder (The Digital Reader (blog))
Looking to get up close and personal with the latest and greatest reading devices and platforms? Zoo Keeper extraordinaire Joe Wikert has teamed up with The Digital Readers' Nate Hoffelder to bring TOC attendees the first ever TOC Digital Petting Zoo. Stop by to get hands (and eyes) on experience with all manner of dedicated ereaders and platforms. Read more.
Make Broadway South
Moderated by:
Joe Wikert (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Robbie Allen (InfiniaML), Kristian Hammond (Northwestern Computer Science) Moderated by: Joe Wikert
With recent advances in linguistic algorithms and the availability of large structured data sets, it is now possible for software to create long form narratives that rival humans in quality and depth. This session features two speakers who will offer somewhat different perspectives on the opportunity. Read more.
Manage Broadway South
This presentation will be streamed live.
Moderated by:
Brett Sandusky (Holocene)
Dominique Raccah (Sourcebooks), Joe Wikert (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
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In this session moderated by Brett Sandusky and featuring O'Reilly's Joe Wikert and Sourcebooks' Dominique Raccah, you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at how two leading publishers are implementing the agile methodology in their organizations. It's easier than you think and it doesn't require a structural overhaul. Read more.
Keynote Broadway Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live along with the other keynotes.
Joe Wikert (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Publishers built their author royalty statement and payment systems around the physical store and book model where inventory goes out, a retailer isn't obligated to pay for it immediately and some of it is eventually returned for a credit. That model changes dramatically in the digital content world and publishers need to make adjustments. Read more.
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Ingram Content Group
  • codeMantra
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Blackboard
  • Bowker
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Innodata
  • Jouve North America
  • MarkLogic
  • Newgen KnowledgeWorks
  • Océ North America
  • Temis
  • Aptara
  • Atex
  • LibreDigital
  • Media Services Group
  • MarkLogic
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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