Ian Croxford
March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Speakers: Biography

Ian Croxford

Head of IS
Victoria & Albert Museum
ISSD
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 2RL United Kingdom
http://www.vam.ac.uk

Ian has been in charge of IT at the V&A since June 2001, a job that combines development of the IT strategy, with the practical issues of keeping services running on a daily basis. A Computer Science Graduate from Cambridge, Ian's early career was in scientific computing and operational research for British Airways, Lloyd's Register of Shipping, and BP before moving into a service delivery and management role. Before joining the V&A he spent 10 years in Local Government. His main claim to fame at the V&A is as the baddy in the annual pantomime. He is therefore quite used to the audience booing and hissing at his presentations! Ian's main speciality is digital imaging and has previously presented papers to the Royal Geological Society on microfossil image recognition in 1989, followed by papers with a more cultural heritage flavour to ICHIM in Paris in 2003, and EVA in Florence in 2004 and 2005. This is Ian's 3rd Museums on the Web, but the first as a speaker.

Ian will present Wireless Networking at the Victoria & Albert Museum. [Paper]