Keynote Speakers

Rob Davies

Independent Colsuntant /London, United Kingdom/


My work is dedicated to the strategic development of information services, cultural heritage and libraries internationally and their connections with education, literacies and social/economic development in the digital era.
After 14 years with The British Council in Cairo, Jakarta, Singapore and at its London HQ, I formed a specialist organisation.

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Dimitris Protopsaltou

CEO at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center /Athens, Greece/

DimitrisProtopsaltouCEO at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Co-founder and former director of Future Library, a non-profit organisation with the aim to develop a network of public libraries. Sponsor in the International Network of Emerging Library Innovators established by Global Libraries Initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Тoby Greenwalt

Director of Digital Strategy and Technology Integration at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh /Pittsburgh, USA/


Toby Greenwalt is Director of Digital Strategy and Technology Integration at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Working at the intersection of community-building and cutting-edge technology, he works to create memorable library experiences for users in the physical space and the virtual space – and everywhere in between.

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Special Guest

Christopher Spalding

VP at Open Source Platforms & Communities at EBSCO Information Services /Boston, USA/


Christopher has spent most of his career working with systems for both research level libraries and vendors in North America and in Europe. Before coming to EBSCO Christopher managed library systems departments at Boston University and Simmons College in Boston, MA, Emory University in Atlanta, GA, as well as Novo Nordisk in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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