Gerfried Stocker is the artistic director of Ars Electronica - the seminal digital arts festival in Euro-pe. In 1995-96, he headed the crew of artists and technicians that developed the Ars Electronica Center’s pioneering new exhibition strategies and set up its in-house R&D department, the Ars Elect-ronica Futurelab. He has been respon-sible for conceiving and implementing the series of international exhibitions that Ars Electronica has staged since 2004, and for the planning and reposition-ing of the new, expanded Ars Electronica Center.Zuzanna Stańska
: art historian, founder at Moiseum, tech consultancy helping museums and cul-tural institutions to reach their audien-ces with new tools. Founder at DailyArt, a website and mobile app about art history. Fascinated about using new technologies in museums, awarded Young Creative Entrepreneur Award in Culture category (British Council), mentioned on “New Europe Top 100 Challe-gers” list made by Visegard Fund, Google, Financial Times and Res Publika.
Dr. Aphra Kerr
is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Maynooth University in Ireland. She is recog-nised for her research on production and work in digital media, diversity and governance of online entertainment communities and data politics. She is author of Global Games: Production, Circulation and Policy in the Networked Era
, Routledge, forthcoming, and associate editor of The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society
, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
Prof. Monika Hagedorn-Saupe
works at the Institut für Museumsfor-schung der Staat-lichen Museen zu Berlin, Germany. She teaches museology at the University of Applied Science HTW-Berlin. She is also a board member of International World Museum Community’s (ICOM) European branch and chairs ICOM’s International Committee for Documentation. Further, she is a board member of the Europeana Foundation and Vice President of the MICHAEL Culture Association.Myria Georgiou
teaches at the Dept of Media and Commu-nications, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research focuses on migration, diaspora, and the city, especially in examining the ways in which media shapes narratives of belon-ging among mobile and diverse popula-tions. She is the author of Diaspora, iden-tity and the media (Hampton Press, 2006) and Media and the city (Polity, 2013). Vincent Bonnet
is Director of the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) since 2010, combining his passion for libraries with his interest in European affairs, copyright and access to information. Before starting work with EBLIDA he worked in France both as a trainer for a private company that serves libraries and as a civil servant in public libraries.Koen Leurs
is Assis-tant Professor in Gen-der and Postcolonial Studies at Utrecht Uni-versity. He is a critical internet researcher interested in media, migration, gender, diaspora and youth culture. He recently published Digital Passages. Diaspora, gender & Youth cultural Intersections
(Amsterdam University Press, 2015). Currently he undertakes the study ‘Young connected migrants. Comparing digital practices of young asylum seekers and expatriates in the Netherlands’. Alisson Powell
works as an Assistant Professor at the Media and Communications department of the London School of Economics and Political Science. At LSE she is heads a unique master’s programme “Data & Society”. She is currently working on a book about technological citizenship and governance in data cities and Internet of Things-enabled ‘sensing cities’ and works on several projects related to citizenship, cities, data and ethics. Jean-Pierre Evain
joined the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in 1992 after several years spent in the R&D laboratories of France-Telecom (CCETT) and Deutsche Telekom (FI/FTZ). He is in charge of EBU technical activities concerning content metadata and new production architectu-res. He is a member of the EBU Big Data Steering Board. He also represents EBU in many standard groups and industry forums like AES, ETSI, IPTC, MPEG, SMPTE, W3C, among several others.Korioun Khatchadourian
is a Manager at the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies (TUMO) - a new kind of after-school learning environment in digital media founded in 2011 in Yerevan, Armenia. He holds a dual Master’s degree in Management & Entrepreneurship and has over 8 years of experience within the non-profit and educational fields. Passionate about innovative pedagogy, he sees new technologies as key tools for shaping the future of education.
works as the Director of
Democratic Governan-ce in the Council of Europe Directorate General of Democra-cy.
The work in this directorate focuses on the solidity of democratic
institutions by ensuring an equal application of Euro-pean standards across Council
of Europe membership; the need to “manage” diversities in societies in an harmonious manner fully respectful of
fundamental rights and freedoms; the wider implica-tions of democratic principles
and practi-ces in relation to democratic transition processes outside Europe.
is a Founder & Chairman of the Management
Board of Nortal. He founded the company in 2000 as a visionary 22-year-old.
Under his lead, Nortal is today a multi-national ICT and business consultancy
dedicated to bringing about eTransformations in societies, government agencies
and private companies across Europe, Middle East and Africa. President of Estonia
has awarded Alamäe with The Order of the White Star and Ernst & Young named
him Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2011.
is head of Application Programming Interface (API) services at Yle, the
Finnish public broadcaster. He has been one of the leaders of the open data
movement in Finland and has also been behind Yle, opening its online portal’s
API for partners and third party developers who can use the broadcaster’s data
for further innovation.