Johan Oomen

Manager Research and Development
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
The Netherlands

Johan Oomen is head of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision R&D Department (20 FTE) and researcher at the Web and Media group of the VU University Amsterdam. He is elected board member of the Europeana Association, of the EUscreen Foundation and of CLICKNL, the innovation catalyst for the Dutch Creative Industries. He is the director of the PrestoCentre Foundation. Oomen and his group are working on research projects (Horizon 2020, ICT-PSP, national) that focus on providing durable access to digital heritage on the Web. Oomen holds an BA in Information Science and an MA in Media Studies. His PhD research focusses on the relation between participatory culture and institutional policy. He has worked for the British Universities Film and Video Council and commercial broadcaster RTL Nederlands and has talked at high profile events in six continents.