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Jun 12

Campus Online Event: Using AI to Supercharge your Publishing Work(flows)

12 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST

Free - £8.00
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Join us online to hear directly from AI pioneers who are using new tools to remodel and revolutionise their workflows.

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AI is the hottest tech topic since the launch of the internet. But for many publishing professionals, there’s still a lot of mystery about what it is and how it can help with our day to day lives. There are many concerns around how it is being deployed and the impact on quality, copyright and people’s roles.


However, many are quietly working in the background, testing new tools to find ways to solve specific problems that can improve internal processes. AI isn’t just a magic sticking plaster – it needs to be done well, for the right reasons, and with humans overseeing its use and results. But when this all comes together, it can be transformative for publishing professionals.


Join us online on Zoom on Wednesday 12th June from 6:00 – 7:00pm to hear directly from those pioneers who are using AI to remodel and revolutionise their workflows.


You’ll come away with a list of tools and inspiration to play with and unlock the power of AI to supercharge your work.


The speakers

A headshot of Emmanuel Kolade, a man with short black hair and beard, smiling into the camera and wearing a navy blue t-shirtEmmanuel Kolade (host) is a digital technology executive with over two decades’ experience across sectors and household brands. He is managing director at multi-format book retailer Shulph. His mission is to design a future that helps people absorb new knowledge easier and faster, so that more of us can increase our capacity to accelerate the world’s collective growth.



Alison Coles officialAlison Coles is Data Manager & Programmer at Boydell & Brewer, the Suffolk based humanities research publisher. She has been central to the adoption and use of AI to improve metadata on their 4,000 strong backlist, culminating in the publisher achieving a BIC Silver Metadata Award for Excellence for 2023-2024.



Headshot of Eloise Cook, who has long dark brown hair and wearing bright pink lipstick, standing in front of a colourful pink and purple dotted background.Eloise Cook (she/her)is Publisher of the Trade, Consumer and Professional Business Publishing list at Pearson, and looks after the Financial Times Publishing and Pearson Business imprints. She is an engaged hands-on editor who’s part author coach, part content editor, working with authors to help develop and shape their idea from concept to publication, and always on the hunt for practical, informative and engaging books that help readers improve their personal and professional lives.



A photo of Lee Dibble in black & white. Lee has shoulder length brown and blonde hair, is wearing a black top and is smiling at the camera.With over 15 years of expertise in digital marketing and a passion for leveraging technology to shape the future of publishing, Lee Dibble is leading digital transformation for Pan Macmillan as the Digital Marketing Director. In her previous role at The Guardian, she worked in consumer branding and digital.



  • 18:00 – 18:02 – Welcome and opening remarks (Suzanne Kavanagh, Client Director)
  • 18:02 – 18:10 – Introduction from your host
  • 18:10 – 18:45 – In conversation with panelists
  • 18:45 – 18:55 – Audience Q&A
  • 18:55 – 19:00 – Wrap up and thanks



Who is this event for?

If you work in any capacity across or alongside the publishing industry, in any department or specialism, this event is for you! Equally, industry suppliers and publishing hopefuls alike will leave with some powerful insights.


What is BookMachine?

We’re glad you asked! We’re a Creative Agency and Community for publishing people. We’re passionate about providing events, courses and digital campaigns – from trade and children’s to education and suppliers – to help industry professionals nurture their books, audiences and skills.


What’s the difference between member and non-member tickets?

Active BookMachine members can attend all our events free of charge. (They also get access to our course library, recordings of past events, industry discounts and other perks!). Non-members can pay to attend one-off events. Click here to learn more about becoming a Campus member.


How will this event be accessible?

This event will take place online on Zoom. Closed captioning will be enabled for this event for attendees to toggle on and off. We will also keep communication between attendees in the chat box to a minimum so personal screen-readers are not overloaded with additional text.


Will this event be recorded?

Yes – but it will only be available to BookMachine Campus members. You can join for as little as £18/month (cancel anytime) to access the recording, as well as 100s of other video resources. The recording will have subtitles available.


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