Information Technology SIG

Chair

Janice Craddock, Information Technology Director, Amon Carter Museum

As Director of Information Technology, Janice heads a department of three to provide technical support for about 120 staff. In her thirty years at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, she has seen firsthand how technology has changed, evolving into an increasingly vital role supporting the institutional mission—a change she has also witnessed during her twenty years involved with MCN. As IT SIG chair, Janice’s aim is to support new IT professionals and engage those with more experience in ongoing conversations about the fundamentals of IT operations and emerging technologies.

Co-Chair

Brian Dawson, Chief Digital Officer, Ingenium (Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation)

Brian is the Chief Digital Officer at the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, which also operates the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.  As CDO, Brian drives the development and implementation of the strategy for digital platforms, content, distribution and engagement throughout the organization, leading a team of information technology, digital media and exhibition specialists. Prior to joining the museum, Brian worked at Nortel Networks in telephony software development and process improvement. Brian holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the Dalhousie University (Technical University of Nova Scotia) and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Cape Breton. Brian is keen to help keep connections alive and conversations going through the year, with a regular rhythm of topic discussions, leverage tools such as the Basecamp platform more fully, and sounding out the SIG on additional ideas.

Interested in joining the Information Technology SIG?

Fill out Google form here, someone will be in touch shortly. If you would like to be on the email list or Basecamp, contact janice.cradock [at] cartermuseum [dot] org.

Mission Statement

The MCN Information Technology Special Interest Group (IT SIG) provides a forum for museum information technology individuals to exchange technical information, keep current on emerging technologies, and share related management ideas to enhance the missions of our individual museums as well as to enhance the museum community as a whole.

Communication

The group communicates via the MCN-L listserv with “[IT SIG:]” in the subject line and through email on specific topics that affect the daily operations of IT Management. We have a Basecamp project for communication and resource sharing.