NISO Tech Summit

Virtual Conference


The modern information environment is a complex network of software and operating systems that are expected to perform new functions across both old and new hardware.  What are the big challenges facing content providers, service providers, and platform hosts? What are the smaller speed bumps that impede our progress in building more efficient and effective digital information environments?  The theme and program for this event will be developed In collaboration with a committee of stakeholders, who collectively reflect the overall interests of the information community.

This year, the Summit is being organizations with the insights and perspective of a thoughtful and experienced committee, including:

  • Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean, Digital Infrastructure & Director, Open Source Programs Office, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Maurice Coleman, Principal, Coleman & Associates
  • Peter Murray, Library Technologist, Index Data
  • Christine Smith, Director, Product Operations, Altum

Confirmed speakers (others TBA) include Caitlin Carter, Program Manager, HELIOSJason Griffey, Director of Strategic Initiatives, NISO; Mark Hahnel, CEO and founder, Figshare; Nicole Pfeiffer, Chief Product Officer Center for Open Science (COS); Greg Tananbaum, Director, Open Research Funders; and Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University.


Day One - Big Picture
10:00am - 10:15am: Welcome (15 minutes)
10:15am - 10:45am: Keynote: State of the Industry: 2023 The Year of Open Science (30 minutes)
10:45am - 11:45pm: Mapping Progress: Reflections and Charting Future Pathways (60 minutes)
Moderator: Greg Tananbaum  
Confirmed Panelists (Library Perspective): Mark Hahnel and Keith Webster
11:45am - 12:00pm: Q+A (15 minutes)
12:00pm - 12:15pm: Break (15 minutes)
12:15pm - 12:45pm: Empowering Research: A Publisher’s Perspective on Open Science (30 minutes)
12:45pm - 1:15pm: Bridging Academia: Open Science at HELIOS (30 minutes)
Confirmed Speaker: Caitlin Carter
1:15pm - 1:30pm: Debriefing & Paving the Way: A Moderator’s Perspective
Confirmed Speaker: Greg Tananbaum

Day Two - Application / User Impact
10:00am - 10:15am: Welcome & Setting the Stage for Deeper Discussion (15 minutes)
10:15am - 11:15am: Navigating the Open Science Landscape: International Engagement, DEIA, and other Considerations (60 minutes)
11:15am - 11:30am: Q+A (15 minutes)
11:30am - 11:45am: Break (15 minutes) 
11:45am - 12:45pm: Enhancing Open Science: Assessing Tools & Charting Progress (60 minutes)
Moderator: Jason Griffey
Confirmed Speaker: Nicole Pfeiffer
12:45pm - 1:00pm: Q+A (15 minutes)
1:00pm - 1:30pm: Closing Reflections & Envisioning the Future (30 minutes)

Event Sessions


Additional Information

NISO assumes organizations register as a group. The model assumes that an unlimited number of staff will be watching the live broadcast in a single location, but also includes access to an archived recording of the event for those who may have timing conflicts. 

Registrants receive sign-on instructions via email three business days prior to the virtual event. If you have not received your instructions by the day before an event, please contact NISO headquarters for assistance via email ( 

Registrants for an event may cancel participation and receive a refund (less $35.00) if the notice of cancellation is received at NISO HQ ( one full week prior to the event date. If received less than 7 days before, no refund will be provided. 

Links to the archived recording of the broadcast are distributed to registrants 24-48 hours following the close of the live event. Access to that recording is intended for internal use of fellow staff at the registrant’s organization or institution. Speaker presentations are posted to the NISO event page.

Broadcast Platform

NISO uses the Zoom platform for purposes of broadcasting our live events. Zoom provides apps for a variety of computing devices (tablets, laptops, etc.) To view the broadcast, you will need a device that supports the Zoom app. Attendees may also choose to listen just to audio on their phones. Sign-on credentials include the necessary dial-in numbers, if that is your preference. Once notified of their availability, recordings may be downloaded from the Zoom platform to your machine for local viewing.