Dave Kamis: Centered on Service
Kamis isn’t easily flustered by swift technological changes, however; he seems to relish the challenge.
“Everything we do is done much quicker these days. Pages can be produced and transmitted much closer to print deadlines,” Kamis explains. “I think the real benefit is for our readers. They get very timely editorial content—even more so on the digital side, where publishing is measured in mere minutes. It’s a very exciting time for those of us who work in printing and publishing. It’s forced us all to reinvent ourselves, to learn new skill sets.”
Does he ever miss being on the supplier side of the business? “I think publishing has hooked me,” he says. “You know what they say, ‘Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived moving forward.’ I’m glad I worked on the print side for so many years, but I’m even more fortunate, I think, to be in publishing now—consumer, trade and B-to-B publications, in particular. With the pace of change going on in publishing, I feel like I have a front-row seat to an industry transformation.”