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Jas Sahota

Jas Sahota
Product manager

As product manager, Jas helps drive our product vision and incorporates user needs into our product strategy and development roadmap. An important role to ensure OpenAthens remains fit to face the challenges of today and tomorrow.  Jas previously worked in product and standards development roles for the British Standards Institute.

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith
Academic Librarian for Medicine, Health, Social Work, and Sociology at the University of East Anglia

Matthew is Academic Librarian for Medicine, Health, Social Work, and Sociology at the University of East Anglia. The online information literacy guides he provides via the local VLE are accessed 30,000+ times a year by students in his areas but he is always looking for new ways to provide support at the point of need. LEAN’s Onboarding pilot has offered an exciting opportunity to embed IL content more directly into the user journey and he has enjoyed tinkering with the tool over the past few months.

Darren Hutton

Darren Hutton
Product owner, NHS login

Darren is Product Owner within the NHS login team. His focus is on using technology to build an identity service that meets user needs, while also adopting a standards-based approach to meet the needs of consuming services. Darren has over twenty years’ experience delivering technology services. This knowledge is key to ensuring that the services and products are of the highest standard.

 

Lettie Conrad

Lettie Conrad
Publishing & Product R&D Consultant

Lettie brings 20 years’ experience in scholarly publishing to her diverse portfolio of product research and development projects. She is dedicated to helping information organizations cultivate a user-centered, standards-compliant approach to digital publishing and academic programs. Her expertise lies in optimizing user engagement, discoverability and accessibility of content platforms.

Liz Sayce OBE

Liz Sayce OBE
Visiting Senior Fellow at London School of Economics and former CEO of Disability Rights UK

Liz Sayce OBE will lead our panel debate as panel chair. Liz is a visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics and was chief executive of Disability Rights UK. She is chair of the Commission for Equality in Mental Health, vice-chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee and a member of the Disability Advisory Committee of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Dr Timothy Renick

Dr Timothy Renick
Vice provost and vice president for enrollment management and student success, Georgia State University.

Naomi Smith

Naomi Smith
Assistant librarian, University of East London

Emily Singley

Emily Singley
Associate University Librarian, Systems & Technical Infrastructure

Emily Singley is Head of Library Systems at Boston College, and has previously held technology positions at Harvard University, Southern New Hampshire University, Curry College, and the University of Minnesota. She serves on the SeamlessAccess Outreach Committee, and her primary research interest is in how users access Library resources.

Faye Mazzia

Faye Mazzia
Electronic & technical services librarian, Touro University Nevada

Andy Bourne

Andy Bourne
Digital librarian, University of Salford

Peter Berkery

Peter Berkery
Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications