NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sree Sreenivasan, the first Chief Digital Officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will team up with Perry Hewitt, the first Chief Digital Officer at Harvard University, to give a joint keynote address at the 2014 Chief Digital Officer Summit, April 22–23, 2014.
Before joining the Metropolitan Museum in 2013, Sreenivasan had served as Columbia University's very first Chief Digital Officer.
Sreenivasan was recently named by the CDO Club as the most influential Chief Digital Officer, with a Klout score of 81 (http://cdoclub.com/cdo-club-identifies-the-top-ten-most-influential-chief-digital-officers-on-klout/), as well as the most followed Chief Digital Officer on Twitter, with a total of 55,400 followers (http://cdoclub.com/cdo-club-identifies-the-top-10-most-followed-chief-digital-officers-on-twitter).
Hewitt was appointed Chief Digital Officer at Harvard in 2011, where she is charged with the university's efforts to develop a digital strategy for communications and engagement for audiences including the public, media, and some 375,000 alumni worldwide. She previously served as Vice President for Marketing at Crimson Hexagon, and has held several high-level digital marketing, editorial, and client service roles at publishing and technology firms.
Hewitt was also ranked by the CDO Club as the fourth most influential Chief Digital Officer, with a Klout score of 69.
Hewitt and Sreenivasan both sat on the Education panel at the 2013 Chief Digital Officer summit (http://cdoclub.com/harvard-quality-with-buzzfeed-agility-chief-digital-officers-explore-digital-strategies-in-education-video/), where they examined the enormous disruptive changes that digital technologies were having on higher education. The panel covered, among other topics, Massive Online Open Courses, or MOOCs, which Sreenivasan said have raged through academia faster than any other technology.
Hewitt added that while interest and hype about digital disruption in higher education is tremendous, the MOOCs and other services should not result in "a flight from quality."
At Harvard, she said, her mission is creating a digital presence that will be "Harvard quality with BuzzFeed agility."
The keynote will be moderated by Eric Hellweg, the Managing Director of Digital Strategy and Editorial Director at the Harvard Business Review.
The 2014 Chief Digital Officer Summit will be held on April 22–23, 2014, at Time Warner's Conference Center, located at One Time Warner Center in New York, N.Y.
ABOUT THE CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER SUMMIT
The Chief Digital Officer Summit is the premier event for digital leaders and executives. The Summit offers intimate access to the digital elite. "These executives are fast becoming our society's leaders and CEOs," said David Mathison, curator of the CDO Summit.
The 2014 Summit will feature over 60 speakers, including Babs Rangaiah, Ben Edwards, Cammie Croft, Chan Suh, Dan Suratt, David Shing, Ganesh Bell, Greg Daniel, Kristin Frank, Lisa Hsia, Marc DeBevoise, Steve Rubel, Thomas Gensemer, Thomas Gewecke, and Winston Binch, among many others.
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