The Future of Content and Online Learning –– Are You e-Textbook Ready?

Kent Freeman (Vital Source Technologies Inc., an Ingram Content Group Company)
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There is a print to digital shift afoot in the traditional textbook market, and e-textbooks are gaining ground fast – educators and students are demanding enhanced learning experiences and publishers are exploring models to create and deliver content to stay relevant today and tomorrow. Do you have the knowledge and tools to succeed in today’s dynamic education space? Are e-textbooks on your radar? In this session, hear from Kent Freeman, Chief Operating Officer of Ingram’s Vital Source, who will share key lessons and insight about implementing e-textbook programs in an online environment. Kent will demonstrate the most advanced content and systems integrations in the market; including interactive EPUB3 content, single sign-on integrations, and e-textbook apps on mobile devices that create the dynamic experiences students and faculty demand today.

This session is sponsored by Ingram Content Group

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Kent Freeman

Vital Source Technologies Inc., an Ingram Content Group Company

A 28-year Ingram veteran, Mr. Freeman is well known in the industry for his supply chain and e-textbook and e-book expertise. Kent has served as Senior Vice President of Business Development, and Chief Technology Officer, for Ingram Book Group and Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Ingram Digital, in addition to his current role of Chief Operating Officer, Vital Source Technologies. As a thought leader, Kent has been requested to speak at numerous global industry events. Past events Kent has spoken at include Book Expo America (BEA), the American Library Association (ALA), the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) events, London Book Fair, Frankfurt Book Fair and the London Booksellers Association. Mr. Freeman has served as the Chair of the Book Industry Study Group, a non-profit organization that provides research and standards development for the book industry and as Chair of the Book Industry Systems Advisory Committee.


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