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Jaco Zijlstra

Springer Nature
Vice President in Product and Platform Group
Jaco Zijlstra is VP, Products and Platforms at Springer Nature.  Jaco has over 25 years of experience in the digital publishing business, ranging from scientific publishing to education and business to business. He worked for Elsevier Science for 16 years, starting with Elsevier’s first moves to digitize its academic journals, working closely with its academic customers to define the way forward, which resulted in the development of Science Direct. He was responsible for the development of the Scopus citations database, adopting a user experience driven approach, and for leading the launch of Scopus. Until recently he served as Head of Global Product Management in Wolters Kluwer’s Global Platform Organization (GPO), responsible for product development strategy, asset portfolio management, marketing GPO products and services and the overall GPO strategy. At Springer Nature, working closely with Sales and Marketing on the one hand and IT on the other, Jaco’s team is responsible for determining and executing the development of Springer Nature’s portfolio of digital products and online platforms.