Oren Beit-Arie is President, ProQuest Books and Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, he leads ProQuest’s innovative Books business unit and oversees the continuing development of the company’s long-term enterprise strategy.
Mr. Beit-Arie has vast experience in operations, product management and strategy. He is one of the primary developers of the ANSI/NISO Z39.88 (OpenURL) standard and has led the development of SFX link-resolver along with a range of other solutions in the realm of electronic scholarly resources, including bX, a usage-based article recommender. He was also one of the original visionary minds behind ProQuest Rialto, a pioneering selection and acquisition service for academic libraries.
Mr. Beit-Arie joined ProQuest from Ex Libris, a ProQuest company. In his role as Chief Strategy Officer for Ex Libris, Oren focused on strategic developments and new product initiatives. He led the vision and creation of the company’s next-generation library services platform, including the Primo discovery solution; Alma, the cloud-based unified resources management solution; and Esploro, the newly-developed research services platform.
Mr. Beit-Arie earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from The Hebrew University and a master of theoretical linguistics from Tel Aviv University. He is based in Boston, MA.