Information Industry Executive Marty Kahn to Receive 2019 Miles Conrad Award at NFAIS Annual Conference


January 7, 2019, Annapolis, MDThe National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAISTM), a global nonprofit membership organization serving the information services community, announced Marty Kahn, Chairman of Code Ocean, has been selected to receive the NFAIS 2019 Miles Conrad Award. 

NFAIS’ Miles Conrad Award, long considered the information community’s premier annual honor for achievement in fostering the growth of information services, will honor Kahn during the NFAIS 61st Annual Conference February 13 – 15, 2019, as he joins the esteemed industry leaders, innovators, and opinion-makers from the full breadth of the information community who have previously received this award.

Kahn is widely known and respected throughout the information industry, having led a variety of companies to success through the dynamic years before and after the birth of the Internet.  He has served as Chairman of Code Ocean—a cloud-based computational reproducibility platform that enables code to be peer reviewed, reused, or re-run with entirely new data, all directly within their compute capsule—since 2014.  Kahn was Vice Chairman of ProQuest, LLC (2011 – 2013) after serving as ProQuest’s Chief Executive Officer when it was acquired by Cambridge Information Group in 2007.  Before joining ProQuest, Kahn was Chairman of the Board of Directors of OneSource Information Services, Inc. (1993 – 2004).  He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ovid Technologies, Inc. (1989-1998), and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vista Information Solutions.

“It is a tremendous privilege, on behalf of the NFAIS community, to honor Marty Kahn with the NFAIS 2019 Miles Conrad Award,” said Marcie Granahan, NFAIS Executive Director. “Marty’s leadership in shaping the strategic solutions that have shaped our industry has been a cornerstone of his career, earning him the admiration of his peers.”