The Consortium is supported by a high-level Advisory Board consisting of leading experts in their cultural sector. The Advisory Board members assist the Consortium with their expertise and ensure that field intelligence is sourced to the benefit of the @Diversity Idea Competition. The winning idea teams will meet the Advisory Board at the Final Seminar in Brussels in September 2014. The Advisory Board consists of 6 members representing all the cultural sectors that @ Diversity covers:
Anne Bergman-Tahon, Federation of European Publishers, Belgium
She is the Director of the Federation of European Publishers since 2004. She is a member of ALAI – Belgian section, Board Member of European Internet Foundation and a Board Member of Europeana Network.
Maarten Brinkerink, The Institute for Sound and Vision, The Netherlands
He is a new media expert, musician/songwriter and open content enthusiast. He works as a project manager at the R&D department of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision where he manages innovative projects.
Malo Girod de I’Ain, Digitalarti, France
He is a leading digital art and innovation specialist. He is a co-founder and CEO of Digitalarti and M21 Entertainment since 2005. In 1995 he founded Filmfestivals Entertainment, which created the first official Cannes Film Festival web site.
Julia Pagel, NEMO - The Network of European Museum Organizations, Germany
She works as project manager for the Network of European Museum Organizations (NEMO) since 2006. She is also responsible for the European activities of the German Museums Association, coordinating the Working Group “Intercultural Dialogue and Museums” together with the Latvian Art Museum within the LEM Project.
Helen Smith, IMPALA, Belgium
She is IMPALA’s Executive Chair and Secretary General, driving the organization’s key strategies on a political, commercial and promotional level. She has been a co-managing Director of KEA, specializing in public, legal, research services, particularly in the entertainment, media, new media, creative.
Adrian Wootton, Film London, United Kingdom
He is the Chief Executive of Film London. He has been Acting Director of the British Film Institute (BFI), in addition to having been the Director of the London Film Festival (LFF), the National Film Theatre (NFT) and Head of BFI Exhibition. He was founding Director of Broadway Media Centre in Nottingham and Director of the Bradford Playhouse.