2011»Keynote speakers

Four distinguished keynote speakers presented at EVA London 2011

Nick Poole: Day 1

Nick Poole is CEO of the Collections Trust, where he is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the organisation. Nick is also the Chair of ICOM UK and of the Europeana Council of Content Providers and Aggregators. He is a Councillor of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the Museums Association, where he also sits on the Ethics Committee.

Nick advises Governments and agencies in the UK and internationally on issues relating to Culture, and represents the UK on the European Commission's Member States Expert Group. He has published and lectured in the UK and worldwide on subjects relating to Collections Management and the legal, economic and ethical issues relating to delivering collections-based services. He is a regular lecturer at the University of Leicester, University of East Anglia and University College London.

In his spare time, Nick is Managing Director of two UK-based startup companies. He lives in Kingston with his wife and two children.

Paul Squires: Day 2

MD of Perini and publisher of Imperica, the online cultural magazine, now a collaborator with EVA London. We've invited Paul to talk about the digital publishing revolution.

Paul has held senior digital positions on both client and agency sides for many well-known organisations, including The British Council, Rolls-Royce plc, E.ON, and Summersault Communications. He has a first-class degree in Film and is a popular speaker at media and marketing conferences in the UK and elsewhere.

Beryl Graham: Day 3

Beryl Graham is Professor of New Media Art at the School of Arts, Design and Media, University of Sunderland, and co-editor of CRUMB. She is a writer, curator and educator with many years of professional experience as a media arts organiser, and was head of the photography department at Projects UK, Newcastle, for six years. She curated the international exhibition Serious Games for the Laing and Barbican art galleries, and has also worked with The Exploratorium, San Francisco, and San Francisco Camerawork.

Her book Digital Media Art was published by Heinemann in 2003, and she coauthored with Sarah Cook the book Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media for MIT Press in 2010. She has chapters in many books including New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (University of California Press), Theorizing digital cultural heritage (MIT Press) and The 'Do-It-Yourself' Artwork (Manchester University Press). Dr. Graham has presented papers at conferences including Navigating Intelligence (Banff), Museums and the Web (Vancouver), and Decoding the Digital (Victoria and Albert Museum). Her Ph.D. concerned audience relationships with interactive art in gallery settings, and she has written widely on the subject for books and periodicals including Leonardo, Convergence, and Art Monthly.

Georges Mihaies

Georges Mihaies will deliver our guest presentation. A computer science engineer, he is founder and Vice-President of Phoenix Partnerships in Washington, DC, developing international strategies in the emerging global knowledge-based economy with specific emphasis on local communities development and education. Initiator and coordinator of more than ten international cooperation agreements and projects between Japan, EU, Scandinavian Countries, France, Italy. These agreements include partnerships between universities, research institutes, local communities, small and large corporations, and governmental agencies. The focus of these agreements has been ICT and knowledge-based economy. Local communities from Europe and Japan have participated in these cooperation agreements.

With extensive business and economic experience across many countries, he is co-founder of DAJA (Digital Archive Japan Alliance) a Japan/Europe Consortium in digital economy, initiator of the first major EU/Japan R&D project in the field cultural heritage and digital resources and initiator and coordinator of three major European Commission R&D and business development projects for knowledge-based economy with special focus on education and sustainable local development.

Member of UNESCO Task Force for Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage.