Thought Leaders/Influencers in the Museum Technology Space

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Thought Leaders/Influencers in the Museum Technology Space

Overview

We have compiled a list of 15 thought leaders in Museum Technology. The leaders are JiaJia Fei, Amy Fox, Mar Dixon, Loic Tallon, Sree Sreenivasan, Catherine Devine, Neal Stimler, Shelley Bernstein, Brendan Ciecko, Jane Alexander, Ros Lawler, Shyam Oberoi, Philippe Riviere, Pier Jones, and Tricia Robson.

Methodology

In order to find a list of Thought Leaders/Influencers in the Museum Technology Space, we performed a deep dive, searching for any articles published by trusted media sites that could give an idea about who the most influential people in the museum technology space are. We came across an article that provides a list of 18 influencers in this space. We selected the three influencers from this list who have a Twitter following of more than 10K. We, then, tried to identify people that have lead the implementation of recent technology adoptions by leading museums across the world. Some examples are:
1) How museums are using technology
2) The emergence of Chief Digital Officer (CDO) in Cultural Institutions
3) Prominent speakers in museum space with the digital technology background
4) The way we experience art is changing
Using that information, we identified the people who are leading the changes of technology adoption. An example of such a leader is Sree Sreenivasan, who used to be the Chief Digital Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The complete details of the findings are organized and summarized in the attached spreadsheet.

Findings

1) JiaJia Fei
JiaJia is the Director of Digital of the Jewish Museum in New York. She has been interviewed by The New York Times (NYT). She has a Twitter following of 10.7K. She was previously handling digital marketing at the Guggenheim Museum. JiaJia is also featured on the “18 must-follow museum digital engagement professionals on Twitter” by CrowdRiff.

2) Amy Fox
Amy is the Social Media Content Manager for the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She has a Twitter following of 11.8K. She is also featured on the “18 must-follow museum digital engagement professionals on Twitter” by CrowdRiff.

3) Mar Dixon
Mar is the creator of the Instagram account 52museums, which has a following of 17.2K. Her Twitter account has a following of 17.6K. Her Instagram account is very popular and is mainly used for marketing for museums, galleries, and heritage venues. She is also featured on the “18 must-follow museum digital engagement professionals on Twitter” by CrowdRiff.

4) Loic Tallon
Loic is the current Chief Digital Officer of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has a Twitter following of 2451. He has been associated with the museum for last three years. Loic has been interviewed by popular magazines like art 21, which is a global leader in presenting content about contemporary art.

5) Sree Sreenivasan
Sree was the first Chief Digital Officer of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has a LinkedIn following of 22,576 and a Twitter following of 85.2K. He has also been interviewed by numerous media houses. He was responsible for the development of the first app of the museum.

6) Catherine Devine
Catherine is the Chief Digital Officer at American Museum of Natural History and Program Co-Chair at Museum Computer Network (MCN). She has a Twitter following of 1136. She has been listed amongst the Top 50 Chief Digital Officers by Chief Digital Officer Summit.

7) Neal Stimler
Neal is the Head of Public Engagement at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, New Zealand. He was previously associated with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He has a LinkedIn following of 2235. Neal also has a Twitter following of 5777 and Twitter likes of 20.5K.

8) Shelley Bernstein
Shelley was associated with Brooklyn Museum as Vice Director of Digital Engagement & Technology. She was named one of the 40 under 40 by Crain’s New York Business and has been featured by The New York Times (NYT). She has a Twitter following of 4793.

9) Brendan Ciecko
Brendan is the Founder and CEO of Cuseum. Cuseum helps museums and public attractions to engage their visitors. He has been covered by The New York Times (NYT), Fast Company, The Guardian, Boston Globe, Inc. Magazine, and PC Magazine. He has a LinkedIn following of 3814 and a Twitter following of 2161.

10) Jane Alexander
Jane is the Chief Information Officer at The Cleveland Museum of Art. She has a LinkedIn following of 3785 and a Twitter following of 1673. She has previously been a part of the Board of Directors of the Museum Computer Network (MCN).

11) Ros Lawler
Ros is the Digital Director at Tate Museum, UK. She has a Twitter following of 695. She has been interviewed by Public Technology, which is leading source of news and analysis of digital data in the UK.

12) Shyam Oberoi
Shyam is the Director of Technology and Media of the Dallas Museum of Art. He was previously associated with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is not active on Twitter.

13) Philippe Riviere
Philippe is the Head of Digital Department at the Paris Museums and is responsible for the management of all of its museums in Paris (14). He has a Twitter following of 976 and a LinkedIn following of 1045.

14) Pier Jones
Pier is the Chief Digital and Product Officer at Natural History Museum, UK and has been associated with the museum for last one and a half years. He has a Twitter following of 1211.

15) Tricia Robson
Tricia is the Director of Digital Strategy at Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco. She has been associated with the Fine Arts Museums for the last four years. She was also a Speaker at the 2015 Museum Computer Network (MCN) conference and the 2016 Museums and the Web conference.

Conclusion

We have identified the list of 15 thought leaders in Museum Technology. These leaders are JiaJia Fei, Amy Fox, Mar Dixon, Loic Tallon, Sree Sreenivasan, Catherine Divine, Neal Stimler, Shelley Bernstein, Brendan Ciecko, Jane Alexander, Ros Lawler, Shyam Oberoi, Philippe Riviere, Pier Jones, and Tricia Robson. Among them, Sree Sreenivasan has the highest following on Twitter (85.2K) and LinkedIn (22,576).

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