Phil Madans

Executive Director of Digital Publishing Technology, Hachette Book

Since creating his company’s first intranet two decades ago, Phil Madans has been dedicated to using technology to make information more accessible and content creation more flexible and efficient. In his current role as Executive Director of Digital Publishing Technology for the Hachette Book Group, Phil applies his extensive publishing experience to evangelize and implement new solutions for content creation, workflow efficiency and metadata optimization. A long-time member of the Book Industry Study Group, Phil chairs its Identification Committee, serves on its Coordinating Council and leads HBG’s participation in the organization. He is also a member of the W3C Digital Publishing Interest Group. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Phil has contributed to Publishing Research Quarterly and the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Independent, as well as taught Digital Publishing at NYU’s School of Continuing Professional Studies. In 2013, Phil was honored with the first annual BISG Friend of the Industry Award.