The View From the Top: An Executive Roundtable

During the past several years, the narrative threads of digital transformation and organizational adaptation have been extremely prevalent at forward-looking conferences such as MCN. This is understandable because the pace of our digital lives, combined with the pervasive reach of technology, have been the urgent catalysts for many institutions to begin considering holistic organizational change strategies. While meaningful and vibrant discussions about transformation have taken place among MCN’s increasingly diverse attendees, one fundamental voice has been noticeably absent from the dialog: the voice of senior leadership. Until now. In this salon-style session, museum executives will discuss their views on technology-inspired transformation across the sector. Special attention will be given to the executive-level considerations that come into play with such shifts; the nuances of leading organizational change efforts; communicating change both internally and externally; the emerging skill-sets that will impact museum work of tomorrow; and the conditions, leadership and steps necessary for museums to proactively evolve. The Executive Roundtable will include: Shelley Bernstein, Deputy Director for Digital Initiatives and Chief Experience Officer Nik Honeysett, CEO, Balboa Park Online Collaborative Jo Ellen Parker, President, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Susan M. Taylor, The Montine McDaniel Freeman Director, New Orleans Museum of Art The Director’s Roundtable will be moderated by Jeffrey Inscho, Innovation Studio, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, and Chad Weinard, Independent Museum Technologist. Speakers Session Leader : Jeffrey Inscho, Master of Disaster, Innovation Studio at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Speaker : Shelley Bernstein, -- Speaker : Nik Honeysett, Director and CEO, BPOC Speaker : Jo Ellen Parker, President, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Speaker : Susan Taylor, Executive Director, New Orleans Museum of Art Speaker : Chad Weinard, Independent Technologist + Strategist, Independent MCN 2016 Presenting Sponsor: Piction New Orleans, LA