Digital Cultural Strategist
Michael Peter Edson is a digital strategist working at the intersection of tech, culture, and democracy around the world. He is helping to create the Museum of Solutions, Mumbai; was Co-founder of the newly emerging Museum for the United Nations - UN Live; and formerly was the Director of Web and New Media Strategy at the Smithsonian Institution.
Michael is a Salzburg Global Fellow, a Fellow at the Getty Leadership Institute, a Distinguished Presidential Fellow (emeritus) at CLIR, the Council on Library and Information Services (USA), and he serves as a juror for the MacArthur Foundation's $100m 100&Change initiative and Cumulus Green, a global design competition to find new design solutions to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Michael is currently writing The Age of Scale, a book about the impact of scope, scale, and speed in the modern world. He was named a “Tech Titan” person to watch by Washingtonian Magazine.