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Top Executives from Business Information, Media, and Private Equity Will Present at 2014 Information Industry Summit

IIS 2014 will be Held in New York City on January 2930.

Washington, DC, January 10, 2014 --( The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, will host its annual Information Industry Summit (IIS) on January 29 & 30 in New York City at Pier 60. IIS 2014: Breakthrough will include presentations and panel discussions from top executives from business information, media, and private equity companies that explore important data trends, financing, cutting-edge software platforms, and general industry trends. This event will feature keynote speakers from Strategic News Service, Wolters Kluwer, Empirical Media, Cengage, and Skift.

As the information industry continues to change dramatically, companies are re-examining strategies, ideas, case studies, and tactics. To address this, SIIA’s Business Information & Media Group, comprised of the Specialized Information Publishers Association, American Business Media, and SIIA Content & Information Services, will bring together CEOs, COOs, presidents and division heads of global and mid-sized business information, publishing and media companies, managing partners from top private equity firms, and CEOs of emerging companies.

"With dramatic industry change, there is tremendous opportunity in the business information and B2B media industry," said Kathy Greenler Sexton, VP & GM, Content & Information Services Division, SIIA. "The goal of the conference is to help leaders break through the noise and the hype, and understand what is important and relevant to navigate today's changes."

IIS 2014: Breakthrough Keynote Speakers Include:

Mark Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Strategic News Service

“Predictions for 2014”

Jack Griffin, Chief Executive Officer, Empirical Media

“Grey Areas. Silver Linings. White Spaces.”

Michael Hansen, Chief Executive Officer, Cengage

“Navigating Radical Business Transformation”

Rafat Ali, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Skift

“The Rise of Mediata Startups and Why It Matters”

Greg Merkle, Vice President, User Experience, Wolters Kluwer

“Publisher Impossible: Disruption from Within - Are you Ready?”

Previews to be Held at IIS 2014: Breakthrough
SIIA Previews showcases the most innovative companies currently transforming the information industry. This unique program provides the opportunity for selected companies to present at IIS 2014: Breakthrough to more than 300 leaders from across the information industry. Previews presenting companies present to secure funding, strategic partnerships, new customers or even an exit.

Media interested in covering the Summit should contact Farrah Kim at

About SIIA and IIS:
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), SIPA, and ABM comprise the leading trade group for hundreds of companies involved in the creation and delivery of business information. B2B media companies, publishers, information services providers, and the organizations that serve them rely on SIIA for regulatory and intellectual property protection, education on critical market issues and connection to peers and partners across the industry to support and grow their businesses.

The SIIA Information Industry Summit (IIS) is a flagship conference for leaders across the business information industry, bringing together an audience of 300+ senior executives from B2B media, publishing and information companies to address important strategic issues and to network.
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