Speaker: Michael Edson
April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

Speakers: Biography

Michael Edson

Chief, Information Technology Office
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Information Technology
750 9th st NW, suite 4500
Washington DC
20013-7012 USA

Michael Edson is the Chief of Information Technology at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) where he oversees the workplace IT and Web and New Media offices and writes for the museum’s blog, Eye Level. SAAM’s New Media programs have recently garnered multiple awards and accolades including an AAM Muse award, Adobe Site of the Day, Web Site of the Week from VOA’s Our World, Yahoo! Site of the Day, Typepad Site of the Day, and the museum’s blog was a finalist in the South by Southwest festival. Recent media coverage for SAAM’s New Media programs includes the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the LA Times, USA Today, and the Voice of America. Michael has recently spoken on technology and Web strategy at the EFF Computers, Freedom, and Privacy '06 conference, Museums and the Web, The Gilbane Conference on Content Technologies for Government, the D.C. Bar Association, and Johns Hopkins University.

Michael will present Imagining the Internet: How Inexpensive Microprocessors, Cell Phones, and Solid State Servers can Interact with the Physical World. [Mini-Workshop]