David Sommer is Product Director and Co-founder of Kudos - the service for researchers, institutions and publishers to help maximise the impact of published work. David has over 20 years' of experience in the global publishing industry, having held senior technology and sales roles at Blackwell Publishing and a board level position at Macmillan. He ran David Sommer Consulting from 2009 and has worked with many leading publishers, societies, vendors and libraries in Europe, the US and the Middle East. David is actively involved in standards development and chairs the COUNTER Executive Committee, which creates and manages standards for usage data. David regularly chairs and speaks at industry events and also serves on committees with ALPSP and UKSG. He holds an MA in Physics from The University of Oxford and an MBA from University College Dublin.