Johanna is CEO at Hyper Island since the beginning of 2011. Previously she has spent many years at the Swedish public service television company SVT in several leading positions, the most recent one being Director of Program Production. Johanna has vast experience of Leadership in Change and Organizational Development. In 2013 Johanna was awarded the price “CEO of the Year” by Motivation.se and Executive People.
Andrew Prescott is Professor of Digital Humanities at King’s College London and ‘Theme Leader Fellow’ for the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the United Kingdom on its ‘Digital Transformations’ theme. Andrew trained as a medieval historian, researching the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381. From 1979-2000, he was a Curator of Manuscripts in the British Library. He has subsequently worked in a number of digital humanities units and libraries at the University of Sheffield, University of Wales Trinity St David and University of Glasgow. He was the British Library co-ordinator for the ‘Electronic Beowulf’ project edited by Professor Kevin S Kiernan and has published a number of books and articles on the history of manuscripts, archives and libraries.
Alf Inge Wang is a professor in Game Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim Norway, where he teaches programming, software architecture and game development. His main research interests are game-based learning, game technology, software engineering and software architecture, and he has over 80 international peer-reviewed publications in journals, proceedings and books. Further, Wang is the inventor and co-founder of the game-based classroom response system Kahoot!, which he won the Norwegian Technological Achievement of the year 2014 for. Professor Wang is also the chairman of Norway’s largest network of game developers.
Professor in Game Technology, NTNU (www.idi.ntnu.no)
Co-founder/Inventor/Researcher Kahoot! (getkahoot.com)
Chairman of JoinGame (www.joingame.org)
Abby Covert is an independent information architect working and living in New York City. With a proven track record in establishing user-centric practices in a variety of creative environments, Abby has a reputation for stellar information architecture work in a variety of consulting contexts.
Abby holds credit for inventing World Information Architecture Day. The inaugural event was held in 2012 serving 14 locations; IA was celebrated on that day by over 1600 attendees globally. World IA Day 2015 looks to serve 25 locations. Since its inception, World IA Day has reached 10,000 attendees globally.
Because of her continued service within the IA community, Abby was elected as the President of the Information Architecture Institute in 2014. Abby teaches information architecture at Parsons the New School and The School of Visual Arts.
Professor David Nicholas
David Nicholas is the Director of the CIBER research group (http://ciber-research.eu). The group is best known for monitoring behaviours in the virtual space, especially in regard to the virtual scholar and the Google Generation, which has been featured widely in the media, including BBC TV. David is also a professor at the University of Tennessee, University of Northumbria and Tomsk State University (Siberia). Previously David was Head of the Department of Information Studies at University College London (2004 – 2011) and previous to that was Head of the Department of Information Science at City University, London. David’s interests also include the digital consumer, mobile information (information on-the-go), e-book and e-journal usage and scholarly communications. David has undertaken more than 70 funded research studies, published more than a dozen books and over four-hundred peer reviewed articles.