Michael Edson

Co-Founder, Museum for United Nations, Copenhagen, Denmark and Washington D.C., United States

Michael Edson is co-founder, associate director, and head of digital for the Museum for the United Nations - UN Live, a new institution currently being envisioned for Copenhagen, Denmark and locations throughout the world. He is a strategist and thought leader at the forefront of digital transformation in the cultural sector. Michael was formerly the director of web and new media strategy for the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex, based in Washington, DC. Michael is Fellow at the Getty Leadership Institute, a Presidential Distinguished Fellow emeritus at the Council for Libraries and Information Resources (USA), and 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 cultural sector. Michael is an O'Reilly Foo Camp alumni and he was named a Tech Titan: Person to Watch by Washingtonian magazine.