4 - 5 Dec 2018 Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH

Conference Co-Chairs

Paul Blake, Senior Content Designer, UK Cabinet Office Government Digital Service

Paul Blake is a content and knowledge management professional with experience of developing multichannel content across websites, apps, mobile portals and knowledge management systems. He is currently Senior Content Designer at the Government Digital Service, part of the UK Cabinet Office, where he is leading a content programme to promote the better use of data across government.

During his 30 year information career, he was Knowledge & Digital Content Manager at Three UK, Content Director at vnunet, Group Editor of Learned Information Europe, and Editor of Information World Review. He began his career at the British Library, specialising in business and patent information.


Vincent Cassidy, Director of Academic Markets, Institution of Engineering and Technology

Vincent is Director of Academic Markets at the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Previously, he has run his own business, Publishing Consulting, and held leadership positions at British Standards, Elsevier Health Sciences, Thomson Scientific and Academic Press. He has 30 years’ experience in the information business and has been engaged in digital transformation and market engagement across a broad range of products and markets, including STM, Higher Education and Professional. He is interested in how changing forms of communication impact user behaviours and how information providers respond to this dynamic.