Michael Edson is a strategist and thought leader at the forefront of digital transformation in the cultural sector. Michael has worked on numerous award-winning projects and has been involved in practically every aspect of technology and New Media for museums. In addition to developing the Smithsonian's first Web and New Media Strategy, first blog, and the first Alternative Reality Game to take place in a museum, Michael has been a leading advocate for open content and the cultural commons. Michael serves on the Open Knowledge Foundation's OpenGLAM advisory board and he was a member of the National Endowment for the Arts "Art Works" task force, which mapped the relationship between the arts and the quality of life in American communities. Michael is an O'Reilly Foo Camp veteran and was named a "Tech Titan: person to watch" by Washingtonian magazine.