Harry Verwayen

General Director Europeana Foundation

Harry Verwayen – General Director Europeana Foundation, the operator of the Europeana Initiative. Across Europe, museums, galleries and archives digitize their collections. Europeana supports these organisations in their digital transformation by making these collections available as widely as possible so that people can find and use them. For work, for learning or just for fun. Our work is guided by creative collaboration, supportive teamwork and the idea that sharing and reusing cultural content can positively transform the world. Prior to this Harry worked at the Amsterdam-based think tank Kennisland where he was responsible for business model innovation in the cultural heritage sector. Harry holds a MA in History from Leiden University and has worked over ten years in the Academic Publishing Industry. Mediocre tennis player, reasonable cook, aspiring photographer.

Keywords: Adaptive leadership, Impact assessment, strategy development, business modeling, digital cultural heritage, digital transformation, visual thinking, black & white 50mm photography.

Additional roles:
• Vice-President Time Machine Organisation
• Executive Board IIIF organisation

Twitter: @hverwayen