John Costa

John Costa
Chief Technology Officer, S4Carlisle & Qbend, Qbend LLC


John Costa is Chief Technology Officer of S4Carlisle Publishing Services and subsidiary of Qbend LLC having US operations in Dubuque, IA and headquartered in Chennai, India. Building on 23 years experience in print, digital media, content management and many adjunct teaching opportunities at universities in the Northeast, John’s current focus is customer solutions for educational innovation, helping publishers create and deliver a truly effective multi media experience to students and teachers. Blending traditional publishing through instructional design, animation, audio, and video using media teams that hail from Disney, Universal, EA, and global broadcast, he is pioneering new methods of knowledge delivery for the next generation of learning.

John, an engineering and business graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, has held leadership roles in process engineering, automation, product R&D, and business development with AGT, WorldColor, Quebecor, and Quad Graphics. A member of BISG, MPA, BIGNY, he participates in standards and research committees in XML, eBooks and content structure. He enjoys the opportunity to teach and share his experience whenever possible.


Sponsored Session
Location: Chelsea/Gotham Level:
John Costa (Qbend LLC), Kaushik Sampath (Qbend, LLC), Nathan Welch Moderated by: Joe Wikert
This session explores the opportunities available for publishers to improve their return on investment by establishing their own brand presence in the eBook space, selling direct to consumers, creating content that fulfills the need of the consumers, understanding consumer behavior, analyzing data and accelerating their eBook business. Read more.


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