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Portrait of Michael Peter Edson

Michael Peter Edson

Advisory Board Chair
Cultural strategist Independent Cultural Heritage

Michael Peter Edson is a strategist, consultant, and thought leader at the forefront of digital transformation in the cultural sector. Michael was the Director of Web and New Media Strategy for the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex, and co-founder of the Museum of the United Nations – UN Live, a newly emerging institution designed to catalyze global change from the bottom-up. He is a Salzburg Global Fellow; an alumni Fellow at the Getty Leadership Institute; a Presidential Distinguished Fellow emeritus at the Council for Libraries and Information Resources (USA); a juror for the MacArthur Foundation's $100 million grant initiative, $100 & Change, and the creator of numerous award-winning digital initiatives. Michael is an O'Reilly Foo Camp alumni and he was named a "Tech Titan: person to watch" by Washingtonian magazine.
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