Speaker's Biography:

Jane Friedman
Co-Founder and CEO, Open Road Integrated Media; former President and CEO, HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide

Jane Friedman is CEO and co-founder of Open Road Integrated Media, a digital content company that publishes and markets e-books by creating connections between authors and their audiences. Prior to launching Open Road, Friedman was president and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide from 1997 to 2008. Previously she served as executive vice president of Random House Inc., executive vice president of the Knopf Publishing Group, publisher of Vintage Books, and founder and president of Random House Audio Publishing. Friedman has earned several awards and has been recognized by numerous organizations and publications. She was named one of New York's 100 Most Influential Business Leaders by Crain's New York Business; Publishers Weekly's 2006 Person of the Year; and one of The Wall Street Journal's 50 Women to Watch. Friedman was included on Vanity Fair's list of 200 Women Legends, Leaders and Trailblazers, and has been chosen several times for Entertainment Weekly′s list of the 101 Most Powerful People in Entertainment.