Michael Peter Edson, Associate Director/Head of Digital, UN Live Museum for Humanity; Presidential Distinguished Fellow at CLIR; OpenGLAM advisory board at @OKFN.
Michael Edson (@mpedson) is a strategist and thought leader at the forefront of digital transformation in the cultural sector. Michael served as the Smithsonian Institution's first Director of Web and New Media Strategy and he is currently the Associate Director and Head of Digital for the United Nations Live—Museum for Humanity, a new institution being envisioned for Copenhagen, Denmark and other locations throughout the world. Michael is a Presidential Distinguished Fellow at the Council for Libraries and Information Resources (USA); he serves on the Open Knowledge Foundation’s OpenGLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive, and Museum) advisory board; and he is the founder of the Openlab Workshop initiative, a solutions lab, convener, and consultancy designed to accelerate the speed and impact of transformational change in the GLAM sector. Michael is an O'Reilly Foo Camp alumni and he was named a "Tech Titan: person to watch" by Washingtonian magazine.