Born and lived: Montreal QC
professional career and activities: PHD in Science and Technology Policy Studies from the Science Policy Research Unit of the U of Sussex, 25 years in research and development, worked as a university researcher and taught courses on scientometrics and the impacts of technology. Founder of Science-Metrix and 1science.
family: Wife and 1 son, 11 years old.
in my spare time: Relax in the woods at my lake house and read.
favorite books: The World According to Garp by John Irving and Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
pet peeves: Slow walkers.
philosophy: Knowledge is power.
most memorable career achievement: That my first company, Science-Metrix, is still thriving after almost 15 years in the business.
goal I hope to achieve five years from now: That 1science is still a leader in the open access domain.
how/where do I see the industry in five years: Thanks to the OA2020 initiative (and our work), the majority of scholarly publications will be open access and journal subscriptions will be a thing of the past!