Keynote Speakers of Previous Events



  • Dr Ronald de Bruin
    Director of the COST Association
  • Dr. Robert Sanderson
    Semantic Architect for the J Paul Getty Trust
  • Prof. Craig Knoblock
    Research Professor of both Computer Science and Spatial Sciences
  • Mrs. Diane Zorich
    Director of the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office (DPO)
  • Dr. Kyriakos Efstathiou
    Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Dr. Charalambos Chaitas
    Executive Director Culture, Arts and Education, Qiddiya IC, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Joan Cobb
    Principal IT Project Manager at J. Paul Getty Trust
  • Harry Verwayen
    Executive Director of EU Digital Library Europeana
  • Prof. Koen van Balen
    UNESCO Chair on preventive conservation, monitoring and maintenance of monuments and sites
  • Deputy Commander Alberto Deregibus
    Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage
  • Mrs. Nada R. Hosking
    Director, Programs & Partnerships, Global Heritage Fund
  • Eleanor E. Fink
    Founder and manager American Art Collaborative Linked Open Data Initiative
  • Oriana Grasso
    European Commission
  • Constanze Fuhrmann
    Researcher at Fraunhofer IGD, Competence Center Cultural Heritage Digitization
  • Thomas R. Kline
    Partner at Cultural Heritage Partners
  • Graham Bell
    Board Member of Europa Nostra, UK National Co-ordinator for 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, Director of North England Civic Trust
  • Thomas Krauss
    Researcher at DLR, Remote Sensing Institute
  • Dr. Raffaella Brumana
    Professor of Geomatics at the Politecnico di Milano, Scientific Responsible of dABCLab GIcarus
  • Michael Klein
    CEO @ 7Reasons Media GmbH
  • Jonathan Chemla
  • Professor Christer Gustafsson
    Professor in Conservation at Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Prof. Vasco Fassina
    Chairman CEN TC 346 - Conservation of Cultural Heritage
  • Daniel Blersch
    Workflows and market development at Zoller + Fröhlich GmbH



  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kippes
    CEO for the Schloss Schönbrunn GmbH
  • Prof. Dr. Dieter Fellner
    Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD)
  • Prof. Dr. Mustafa Erdik
    President of the Turkish Earthquake Foundation
  • Prof. Dr. Sarah Whatley
    Director of the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE)
  • Mr. Axel Ermert
    Member of the ICOM-CIDOC Board
  • Mr. Vasco Fassina
    Director of the Scientific Laboratory of Venice Superintendence
  • Prof. Dr. Antonia Moropoulou
    Vice President of the Technical Chamber of Greece
  • Mr. Jean-Pierre Massué



  • Gustavo Araoz
    President of ICOMOS
  • Timothy P. Whalen
    Director of The Getty Conservation Institute
  • Roberto Scopigno
    Director ISTI, CNR, Italy



  • Mr. Kishore Rao
    Director of UNESCO’s WHC
  • Mr. Ben Kacyra
    CyArk Founder
  • Michael T. Jones
    Google Chief Technology Advocate
  • Mr. Thomas R. Kline
    Board of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation
    George Washington University, Museum Studies Program
  • Professor Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
    Director of the research lab MIRALab University of Geneva in Switzerland
  • Professor Daniel Thalmann
    Institute for Media Innovation at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore
  • Dr. Livio De Luca
    Director of the MAP laboratory, National Centre for Scientific Research
  • Eleanor E. Fink
    Institute of Information Science, University of Southern California,
    The World Bank
    International Finance Corporation
  • John Greaves “Mr.RFID”
    Founding chair of the US RFID standards group
  • Prof. Stefan Gradmann
    Professor at School of Library and Information Science of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Dr. Cristina Sabbioni
    Acting Director of the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC) within the National Research Council (CNR)
  • Dr. Salvatore Siano
    Senior researcher of the Institute of Applied Physics, National Research Council, Italy



  • Mrs Jill Cousins
    Executive Director, Europeana Foundation
  • Mr. Mathias Mischa Schindler
    Project Manager, Wikimedia Germany
  • Mrs Anna Trigona
    Cultural Heritage, Landscape and Spatial Planning Division
    Council of Europe
  • Michael Gavrielides
    Cyprus Police Headquarters, Criminal Investigation Department Inspector



  • Javier Hernandez-Ros
    Information Society and Media DG, Information Market Unit
  • John Van Oudenaren
    World Digital Library
    Library of Congress
  • Massimo Negri
    Director of the European Museum Forum and
    Member of the Board of the European Digital Library
  • Vassilios Tsingas
    Elliniki Photogrammetriki Ltd, Project Manager of “Development of Geographic Information Systems at the Acropolis of Athens“
  • Donna J. Cox
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • David Arnold
    University of Brighton, UK



  • Mr John Tolva
    Program Manager, Cultural Strategy and Programs
    IBM Corporation
  • Dr Jorgo Chatzimarkakis
    Member of the European Parliament
    European Parliament Culture, Standards, Semiotics and a Bit More
  • Prof. Marc Wilhelm Küster
    University of Applied Sciences Worms
  • Michael Danks
    Windfall Digital
    Holborn Studios