Michael Edson is the Director of Web and New Media Strategy in the Smithsonian Institution's Office of the CIO. Michael has worked on numerous award-winning projects and has been involved in practically every aspect of technology and New Media for museums. In addition to developing the Smithsonian's first Web and New Media Strategy, the Smithsonian Commons concept, and the Smithsonian's Web and New Media Strategy Wiki, Michael helped create the Smithsonian's first blog, Eye Level, and the first Alternative Reality Game to take place in a museum, Ghosts of a Chance. Michael is an O'Reilly Foo Camp veteran and serves on the Open Knowledge Foundation's Open GLAM advisory board. He was named a Tech Titan: person to watch by Washingtonian magazine.