Michael Upshall started his publishing career editing dictionaries, then moved to illustrated reference works, and then to co-founding a publisher. Today he works with UNSILO, a Danish machine-learning software company, identifying AI tools, new products, and use cases for publishers. Publishers he has worked with or for include Random House, Pearson, The IET, CABI, and Cambridge University Press. He has also worked for a number of software and technology companies, including JISC, the UK organisation for technology in HE. He has written a book Content Licensing (2009), many articles, and writes a blog on scholarly publishing and technology.