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Chris Michaels - Director of Digital, Communications & Technology, National Gallery
Leading digital transformation in the cultural sector. Chris sits on the National Gallery board with a remit to bring real, meaningful and lasting change to an institution which will be 200 years old in 2024. Immersive media, particularly VR, holds rich potential for the arts. He was previously Head of Digital at the British Museum, where he completed VR partnerships with Samsung, with Oculus Rift/Facebook and with Google.
Prior to that Chris was CEO at childrens' education mobile startup Mindshapes. Backed by Index Ventures and some of the world's greatest gaming entrepreneurs, Mindshapes released over 40 apps with partners including the BBC and the Jim Henson Company; winning multiple awards and delighting children and families around the world.
Chris has previously been an SVP at international media company Chorion; Digital Publisher at HarperCollins, and started professional life in advertising. He has a PHD in American Literature from the University of Bristol.
Linda Bracken - Head of Content & Platforms, ABC Radio
Linda Bracken is ABC Radio’s Head of Content & Platforms. During a 20+ year career at the public broadcaster she has driven the radio division's establishment as an innovative and creative leader in digital & online broadcasting.
She headed ABC Radio’s first multi-platform team and led ABC Open, one of the world's most ambitious UGC projects. As the manager of triple j, Linda successfully brought this iconic network into the digital space. She re-designed its on-air content offering and transformed triple j Unearthed into a successful multi-platform presence.
Linda led the development of the ABC Radio Player, and currently oversees ABC Radio's content strategy across broadcast, online and digital.
Chris Daniels - Head of Digital Transformation, Sydney Opera House
Chris Daniels is the Head of Digital Transformation at the Sydney Opera House and is a seasoned digital leader and strategist with 20 years’ professional experience within the digital landscape.