Director of Strategy
Areas of Expertise: Electronic pricing, ‘Open Access’, e-Health strategies, search, internet-based business models
Nick is responsible for strategy, market and competitor analysis, and strategic projects, e.g. so-called open access models. He assembles and leads teams working on key issues facing both the company and the industry as a whole. These include e-pricing, ‘open access’ and alternative scientific publishing models, e-Health information delivery strategies, search, and the development of internet-based business. He has acted as a spokesperson for Elsevier on these issues.
On joining Elsevier in 2003, Nick held the role of Vice President of Strategic Marketing, based in New York. In 2005 he was promoted to Director of Strategy and relocated to Elsevier’s Amsterdam head office. Before joining Elsevier, he worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey for five years, during which time he managed a sales strategy project for Elsevier.
A British citizen married to an Australian, Nick was an academic before crossing over to the academic publishing business. He holds a Doctorate in Anthropology awarded by Cornell University, and before that he took a Masters degree in social sciences at the University of Chicago and a BA in geography at the University of Oxford.
Strategy Director Dr. Nick Fowler was a featured speaker at the Chatham House conference Investing in Science: Securing Future Prosperity held 21-22 November 2010. The conference covered sessions on Investing in Science, Aligning Science and Innovation with Global Challenges, Matching Government Policies to the Nature of Scientific Activity, The Changing Geography of Science, and Rethinking the Innovation Ecosystem. Dr. Fowler also featured in a panel discussion on scientific outreach.
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