Ralph Youngen has more than 30 years of experience in developing technology solutions to support the scientific publishing industry. For the past 19 years he has held numerous positions with the American Chemical Society. In his current role he is responsible for defining and overseeing enterprise-wide technology integration projects, including an identity management initiative that spans all of ACS. Ralph has been involved with RA21 since its inception. He is one of the RA21 Co-Chairs, and is a frequent spokesperson for the initiative.