Director of Standards and Technology of the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), a member organisation of academic and professional publishers worldwide. Editor of the annual STM TechTrends, a technology forecast of the main trends likely to impact scholarly communication in the next 5 years generated by STM's Future Lab Forum. Involved in many Research Data activities, co-founder of the Data Publishing WG within RDA, collaborated on the Scholix reference framework for linking data and publications. Has a long history in academic publishing, spanning over 3 decades, with responsibility for several widely used e-publishing platforms and tools, such as ScienceDirect and Scopus. Started my working life as a science journalist and ever since dedicated to science communication.