Speakers at the 2018 London Wiley Society Executive Seminar


Bill Deluise is Wiley’s Vice President for Society Marketing. Bill has been with Wiley since 2000, during which time he’s held roles in books development, books acquisitions, online product management, controlled circulation publishing, journals management, continuing education program development, innovation management, publishing strategy, and marketing.






As Vice President, Publishing Development, Liz Ferguson is responsible for developing Wiley’s global journal programs, subscription and open access, and leads Wiley’s open access strategy. She also has a strong focus on data sharing policies and workflows that support researchers in archiving their data and making it publicly available. From 2004-2013 Liz was responsible for Blackwell then Wiley’s global program in organismal biology and played a significant role in launching Wiley’s Open Access program. Before then she held Publisher and other editorial positions at various publishing companies. Liz is in her second term on the Board of Directors of Dryad, a member of the External Advisory Board of DataONE and is on the organizing committee of the Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing since 2013.




John Foxe is the Killian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Chair in Neuroscience, Director of The Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience, and serves as Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at The University of Rochester. His research investigates the neurobiological bases of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric conditions such as Autism and Schizophrenia. He uses electrophysiological and neuroimaging techniques to understand how inputs from the various sensory systems are combined in the brain, and what happens when these multisensory integration abilities are impacted by disease.

John has authored and co-authored more than 250 research and clinical papers, book chapters, commentaries, and proceedings and serves as editor-in-chief of The European Journal of Neuroscience. Before joining the University in 2015, he was director of research for the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Originally from Dublin Ireland, John read English and History at University College Dublin (1987) before completing his BS degree at Iona College, New Rochelle (1989). He obtained his MS and PhD in Neuroscience from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City (1999).


Dr. Guido F. Herrmann has been Managing Director of Germany and Vice President of Germany at John Wiley & Sons, Inc. since April 2017. Dr. Herrmann is responsible for business operations in Germany and leads a substantial portion of John Wiley’s global journal portfolio, with primary responsibility for titles that follow the high-impact in-house editorial model. He joined Wiley from Georg Thieme Verlag KG, where he has worked for much of the past 20 years as Managing Director for Chemistry. Dr. Herrmann serves as Chairs the STM Copyright Enforcement Task Force and sits on the Supervisory Board of VG Wort, the German reproduction rights organization. He is a past member of the GDCh Awards Committee and the Supervisory Board of FIZ Karlsruhe, where he also chaired the Scientific Advisory Board for many years. Dr. Herrmann presents frequently at international conferences and has published as first author research in (among others) Angewandte Chemie, Tetrahedron Letters, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Helvetica Chimica Acta and Zeitschrift für Urheber- und Medienrecht. Dr. Herrmann has undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and in Chemistry from the Universities of Aachen and Düsseldorf, respectively. He carried out his graduate research in bio-organic chemistry at the Scripps Institute in California and did his postdoctoral studies at ETH Zurich. He holds an MBA from the University of Warwick, UK.


Robert Kiley is Head of Open Research at the Wellcome Trust where he is responsible for developing and implementing an open research strategy. The overarching aim is to help ensure that researchers are equipped, empowered and motivated to make research outputs findable, accessible and usable – and to use these outputs to accelerate research and improve health.

Over the past decade Robert has played a leading role in the implementation of Wellcome’s open access policy and overseeing the development of the Europe PubMed Central repository. Robert also acts as the point of contact for eLife, the open-access research journal, launched in 2012 with the support of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust, and more recently championed the work to create a new open publishing platform for Wellcome researchers – Wellcome Open Research.

Robert is a qualified librarian and an Associate Member of CILIP. Robert also sits as a Director on the ORCID Board.


Terence Mauri is a global expert helping leaders innovate, adapt and succeed in the age of disruption in which massive yet hard-to-predict upheavals are expected. He is a keynote speaker, Inc. Magazine Columnist and author of the best selling book, The Leader’s Mindset: How To Win In The Age of Disruption. Terence examines the history of 21st century innovation, the speed of change, and the way traditional industries are being disrupted. His books, radio interviews and dynamic keynote talks showcase disruption case studies, lessons learned and clever insights to “future proof” your mindset and your strategy.




Sally Rumsey (Head of Scholarly Communications & RDM, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford) is the Libraries’ strategic lead for scholarly communications, including advising and writing University policies on aspects of open access. She oversees the university’s repository service for research outputs, Oxford University Research Archive (ORA and ORA-Data). Sally is a member of the CASRAI-UK Steering Group, past chair of CASRAI-UK OA Group, and a member of the Jisc Publications Router Community Advisory and Router-Symplectic Elements Interoperability Groups.

When not focused on open access, Sally is a practising musician: her first degree is in Music, she holds a Dip. ABRSM in piano performance, and is a member of Oxford Pro Musica Singers chamber choir.



Hetan Shah is responsible for the overall strategy and management of the Royal Statistical Society. His previous roles have included running the national charity ‘Think Global’ and senior think tank roles. His interests include evidence informed policymaking, data ethics, international development and sustainability. Hetan is Visiting Professor at the King’s Policy Institute, King’s College London. He is chair of the Friends Provident Foundation. He is an Honorary Vice-President of the Geographical Association and is on the Impact Advisory Board for the Big Lottery Fund.





David Smith is currently Head of Product Solutions at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (The IET). He’s responsible for most of the ‘techie’ things to do with scholarly product development. After he received his D.Phil. from the University of York, David decided to trade life as a scientist for a life in publishing. His introduction to scholarly publishing came via Vitek Tracz at Current Science Group and then BioMed Central. After that he spent 12 years in various roles at CABI in Oxfordshire before joining the IET in 2013. He’s been involved with the ALPSP/STM Assoc and SSP for a number of years, running a training course or two and also speaking at various seminars. When not involved in scholarly publishing, he likes to indulge in astronomy, tinkering with things, and restoring a 1960 1600 MGA that currently resides in his garage. He’s not on Facebook, but he does tweet (@drs1969).



As Director of Planning at Twitter UK David Wilding’s role is to help brands, businesses and Twitter users to get the most out of Twitter.
Before joining Twitter, David was Head of Planning at media agency PHD for 5 years, working predominantly on Sainsbury’s and Warner Bros. Before PHD he spent 8 years at Mindshare working predominantly on Nike and started out at Zenith Media. David sits on the APG Committee and helps to run the IPA’s Excellence Diploma. David lives on the South Coast so spends too much time on trains and he loves Wolverhampton Wanderers more than they deserve.

He occasionally grumbles about both on Twitter @drwilding.