Break Out of the Rut: Fresh Strategies for Innovative Projects
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Venue: William Penn Ballroom

Sometimes it’s difficult to bring fresh thinking into “tried and true” processes, especially when the same influences shape digital projects within the organization. How do you influence others to “think different” when it comes to technology? Or does it even seem like no one can agree on what digital strategy means at your organization? Internal culture and digital strategy can sometimes work against each other, producing less than optimal results. Organizational debt accrued from a “just get it done” mentality can further burden project teams and contribute to an unwillingness to bring brave, new ideas to the table.

This roundtable will be an active dialogue with attendees on how to introduce and grow innovative thinking within organizations. Roundtable leaders will lead a discussion on communication strategies, innovative project planning, and case studies from real-world use of “different” thinking for digital projects. Special attention will be given to increasing transparency and sustainability of new practices within museums. Following this discussion, smaller breakout groups will continue the dialogue and brainstorming.


Type of Session
60-Minute Professional Session
Session Leader : Ariana French, Director, Digital Technology, American Museum of Natural History
Co-Presenter : Kevin Conley, Director of Information Technology, Asian Art Museum
Co-Presenter : Ed Rodley, Associate Director of Integrated Media, Peabody Essex Museum
Co-Presenter : Frith Williams, Ms, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa