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Keynote speakers


Andrew Perkis

Andrew Perkis received his Siv.Ing and Dr. Techn. Degrees in 1985 and 1994, respectively. In 2008 he received an executive Master of Technology Management in cooperation from NTNU, NHH and NUS (Singapore). He has been with NTNU since 1993 and currently holds a chair within Media Technology. His current research focus is within the synergies of art and technology, methods and functionality of content representation, quality assessment and its use within the media value chain.  His application focus is on art in public spaces, sensor based digital storytelling, change management and business modelling for the creative and media industry. He was one of the founding authors of the concept of Universal Multimedia Access (UMA) and Quality of Experience (QoE). He is coordinating ARTEC at NTNU, a task force for setting up directions and visions for new research within art and technology as well as directions for innovations in Immersive Media Technology Experiences. He has been involved in the start-up company Adactus and commercial aspects of Digital Cinema role out through running the Norwegian trial project NORDIC. He is currently board member of NxtMedia a nationally funded industry consortium working for the media sector in developing new ways of digital publishing, GAMI – WAN-IFRA Global Alliance for media innovation and NEM – New European Media a European Technology Platform. Currently he is Principle Investigator for NTNU in H2020–ITN-QoE-Net and H2020-IA-VisualMedia. He is member of The Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA), senior member of the IEEE, member of ACM, member of The Norwegian Society of Chartered Engineers.

Riccardo Pozzo

Social and Cultural Innovation

Research Infrastructures Tackling Migration

Riccardo Pozzo received his M.A. at Università di Milano in 1983, his Ph.D. at Universität des Saarlandes in 1988, and his Habilitation at Universität Trier in 1995. He has been Chair of the History of Philosophy at Università di Verona and Director of the Institute for the European Intellectual Lexicon and History of Ideas of the National Research Council of Italy. From 2012 to 2017, he served as Director of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Cultural Heritage of the National Research Council of Italy. Appointed member of the Horizon 2020 Programme Committee Configuration Research Infrastructures and expert in the Strategy Working Group Social & Cultural Innovation of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures.

Frank Fischer

Towards the DARIAH Marketplace

Frank Fischer is currently Associate Professor for Digital Humanities at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow and co-director of DARIAH-EU. He studied Computer Science, German Literature, and Spanish Philology in Leipzig and London and is an Ancien Pensionnaire de l'École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He received his PhD from the University of Jena for his study on the dramatic works of Joachim Wilhelm von Brawe and their contemporary translations into Russian, Danish, and French. 

Alain Heureux

Co-Creating for the Digital Transformation of the Cultural Creative Industries

Alain Heureux is Co-Founder for Brussels Creative and Creative Ring EU. He has created and managed companies since 1987 (Dynam, Prism, PRS, BB4, DH Albatros, CPM Belgium, CPM Netherlands, CPM Europe, Virtuology International, Virtuology Belgium, Virtuology Paris, Tagora Brussels and Paris, Kaméléon and Your Own Lab) and promotea and develops Interactive and Digital Marketing in Belgium and across Europe. He stimulates Creativity, Innovation and Technologies through The Egg and connects creative Hubs and their Communities throughout Europe. Alain Heureux serves as an advisor for the European Commission on the European Strategy to Foster Digital Entrepreneurship.