CIGDEM AKER, head of strategy and innovation at the German Publishers and Booksellers Association
Cigdem is responsible for the international accelerator program CONTENTshift which was initiated by the German Publishers and Booksellers Assocation (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.). Prior to that she was working in different positions at German publishing houses like Holtzbrinck ePublishing, Zeitverlag, Wiley-VCH and the digital publishing specialist Bookwire. With a focus on digital publishing she has studied bookselling and publishing management in Leipzig and book sciences in Mainz. In her spare time she is voluntarily involved as chairwoman with Junge Verlagsmenschen e.V., Germany’s largest network of young professionals in the book industry.
German Booksellers and Publishers Association: http://www.boersenverein.de