Big Data: The Next Frontier
Forces of Change
The Conference Center  Monday, May 19  1:45-3 p.m.     LL4 
Explore the power and potential of the current explosion of digital data—how smart use of information can help museums understand our audiences, inform programming, make operations more efficient and effective, create new sources of income and challenge us to navigate the associated privacy concerns.

Session Format :    Flash

Learner Outcomes

Kathryn Hill - Schultz and Williams, Inc.

This year, Kathryn Hill will celebrate her 30th anniversary in the museum field. Her previous experience includes serving as Chairman of Public Services at the Field Museum and as a member of the charter management team for the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where she was Director of Visitor Services. As CEO/COO of Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, she led facilities planning, exhibit design, fundraising and marketing. For more than a decade, she managed

Elizabeth Merritt - American Alliance of Museums

Elizabeth is AAM’s Vice President for Strategic Foresight, and founding director of the Center for the Future of Museums – a think-tank and research & development lab for the museum field. She is the author of the Alliance’s annual TrendsWatch report, and writes and speaks prolifically on the trends shaping the future of nonprofit organizations. (M.A. Duke University, B.S. Yale University, Museum Management Institute).

Donna Powell - Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Robert Stein - American Alliance of Museums

Beth Tuttle - Cultural Data Project

Beth Tuttle is President and CEO of the Cultural Data Project. She has more than 25 years of experience as an author, strategist, and management leader in the cultural, philanthropic, advocacy, and corporate sectors. Previously, Beth founded and served as Managing Director of METStrategies, LLC, a strategic consulting firm specializing in leadership development, planning, communications, and branding for social benefit organizations. She served as Deputy Director and Chief of External Relations