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Mahesh Raja

Sr. Business Analyst, SpringerNature


Marketing Manager, Springer

Jenefer Thoroughgood

Managing Director, Thoroughly Good Consulting

For nearly 20 years, I've worked in the digital media sector, with hands-on experience in editorial, marketing, sales and R&D. I'm passionate about engaging and understanding customers to develop great content and products. Formerly Chief Product & Customer Officer at Zapnito, I'm now an advisor to the company.

James Butcher

VP Journals, Nature Research & BMC, Springer Nature

I am responsible for a team of ~500 editors, journalists and publishers working on the Nature Research and BMC-branded journals. This portfolio includes: Nature, the Nature research journals, the Nature Reviews journals, Nature Communications, the Communications journals, the npjs, Scientific Reports, and the BMC-branded journals. I started my career in STM publishing in 2000 when I joined The Lancet as a Senior Editor. A year later I was appointed launch Editor of The Lancet Neurology. After a brief period at PLoS Medicine, I rejoined The Lancet as Executive Editor where I was a member of the peer-review and leader-writing teams until 2008, when I joined Nature Publishing Group. My PhD in neurophysiology awarded by The University of Bristol, UK.