CDI’s CEO appears on Deloitte’s “New Media 2010” panel for “Paying for Content”
July 6th, 2010 – London, UK
CDI’s CEO, Itzhak Levit was a New Media delegate at Deloitte’s New Media gathering in London this month. He was asked to participate on a panel alongside with Tom Whitewell, Assistant Editor, Online, The Times, Nicole Yershon, Director, Innovative Solutions, Ogilvy, and Sara Linfoot, Digital Innovation Manager, The Guardian. The panel was chaired by Andrew Haughton, Senior Manager, Deloitte.
The one hour panel discussion focused on such issues as consumer acceptance of paying for content online, what are the pro and con of such an enterprise and where is the trend heading.
“In truth,” Mr. Levit was quoted as saying, “unless a publishing house has a strong ePublishing format that provides everything from customer and web management, strong SEO together with a powerful DRM and an inclusive eCommerce solution, then they are like a babe in the woods.”
“Technology today,” he added, “has come of age. With the advent of the iPad and other sophisticated readers about to hit the global market, any publisher who is not on board with ePublishing is one foot out of the industry.”
Attendees include industry giants from such companies as BBC, Channel 4, MTV, Conde Nast, Associated Press, Google and many others.
(Picture caption: Mr. Levit, CDI’s CEO, middle, participating in the “Paying for Content” discussion panel)
About CDI Systems and NetIS™ e-Publishing Platform
Focused on the development of a unique and innovative online publishing platform - NetIS™, the company has successfully deployed scores of solutions for the Internet, Intranet, Mobile Internet, DVD/CD-ROMs and Handheld devices.
To mention a few: Hoover's Mobile providing iPhone™, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile users with business information and tools that fit into their day-to-day work schedules on the go; the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare(EDQM), D&B TSR Japanese Mobile Web application enabling access to over 4 million Japanese companies, the prestigious Responsa Project (awarded Israel Prize 2007), HRD Press - a US provider of HR and training resources, content and solutions; Takdin, Israel's premier legal databases; Dun & Bradstreet's Israel Business Directory; IDC Israel pay per view site; The Bibliography of the Hebrew Book - a comprehensive interactive bibliography of all books printed in the Hebrew Language between 1473 and 1960; The Israeli Electorate Registry; The Israeli General Encyclopedia and the Globes daily newspaper archive.
For more information: www.cdisys.com
Gedaliah Gurfein, COO