email: usingdata [at] gmail [dot] com

Bio -ish thing - - at the bottom

I'm the co-founder / Associate Director / Head of Digital at the newly forming Museum for the United Nations – UN Live.
More info/background about my move to UN Live here.
My TEDx talk about it here.

I'm writing a book about scope, scale, and speed called The Age of Scale - - read the Foreword here.

I'm a Salzburg Global Fellow.

I'm a Fellow at the Getty Leadership Institute, Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University.

I'm a Distinguished Presidential Fellow (emeritus) at the Council on Library and Information Services (USA).

I'm the instigator of the Openlab Workshop.

I'm on advisory boards for City of Copenhagen History and Culture institutions (Københavns Kommune Historie & Kunst); the Saxo Institute's Past's Future project; Greenhouse Studios at the University of Connecticut; and more.

I'm a juror for the MacArthur Foundation's $100m 100&Change initiative.

Until recently I was the Director of Web and New Media Strategy at the Smithsonian Institution.

I'm a certified LEGO SERIOUS PLAY ® facilitator, a certified (but lapsed!) Java developer, certified (also lapsed!) Scrum Master, and visual artist.

Twitter: @mpedson
Tumblr: usingdata.tumblr.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-edson-6582291

Photo Lars Lundqvist, CC-BY-NC

Recent Work

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Stuff I'm doing soon

Some stuff I've done recently

Video's/interviews about Web & New Media strategy


... If you need it for some reason...
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Michael Edson is a strategist and thought leader at the forefront of digital transformation in the cultural sector. 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. 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 a Salzburg Global Fellow, a 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 GLAM sector. Michael is an O'Reilly Foo Camp alumni and he was named a "Tech Titan: person to watch" by Washingtonian magazine.

If you need a picture of me you can use this headshot (2018 cropped) (or un-cropped), this, this (credit Geert van den Boogaard, 2010 for this one), this (CC-BY, Lars Lundqvist), or this (CC-BY Sebastiaan ter Burg), or this (another CC-BY Lars Lundqvist)