Jorge Aguilar Cauz is an American businessman of Mexican descent and the president of Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. , the publishers of the Encyclopædia Britannica , to which he was appointed in November 2003.
Cauz is a graduate of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University , and prior to joining Britannica , served as a consultant for Andersen Consulting and AT Kearney.  
Cauz was hired by Britannica as a consultant in 1999, and then would have a variety of executive positions (including Senior Vice President of International Operations, and Chief Operating Officer of Internet Operations) prior to his appointment as president. During that time, he played a key role in the company’s marketing strategies, including the publication of all-digital editions of the Encyclopædia Britannica . 
One of the key aspects of Cauz’s tenure is the emergence of the Internet as both an opportunity and a threat in the encyclopedia business. In a 2000 interview, Cauz remarked that in an Internet-dominated market, “you have to be free to be subject”.  Britannica has an albeit abridged version of the encyclopedia. Since his tenure, it is believed that Britannica has succeeded in transitioning its business model into that of a digital publisher and while its revenues are lower, Britannica has been profitable since 2004. 
Britannica and English Wikipedia
During Cauz’s tenure, officials from Britannica have become outspoken in their criticism of Wikipedia, which many (including critics) view as a significant competitive threat to Britannica ,  a danger which cauz has downplayed.  In July 2006, Cauz Personally ENTERED the fray in an interview in The New Yorker , in qui he Stated That Wikipedia would “decline into a hulking, mediocre mass of uneven, unreliable, and, Many Times, unreadable items” and That “Wikipedia is to Britannica as American Idol is to the Juilliard School .” 
In 2008, Cauz stressed that in EB new efforts to participate in online collaboration of encyclopedic content are made, and that recognizing experts are a requirement in order to achieve objectivity and high quality.  In April 2008, EB started a project called WebShare, which would “listen to experts” to document knowledge.
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