Jeff Davis
University Carillonist, UC Berkeley
Jeff Davis began his tenure as University Carillonist at Berkeley in 2000. Davis was President of The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America from 1996 through 2000, and has given carillon recitals throughout Europe and North America.  A composer as well as performer, he studied composition with Don Gillis, Deems Taylor, and Howard Hanson.
Alex Freeman
Director of Special Projects, New Media Consortium
Alex Freeman is the New Media Consortium's Director of Special Projects and has seven years of experience working with art museums in a leadership capacity. He manages the NMC's Museum Initiative, which provides online training and timely research on a variety of emerging technologies being investigated and integrated by museums. Freeman is a co‐author and researcher for the NMC Horizon Report series, which analyzes technology uptake across global higher education, K‐12 education, museums, and a number of other sectors and regions.
Photo credit Sebastiaan ter Burg, CC BY 2.0
Lizzy Jongma
Data manager, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Lizzy Jongma (1970) works as a datamanager at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. She studied History and specialized in digitization, automation of structured metadata and online presentation of Cultural Heritage and now works on sharing, structuring and linking digital collection information. Lizzy Jongma is an Open Data advocate and speaks frequently about the importance of Being Open (for Cultural heritage Institutions).
Susan Miller
Program Manager of The Consortium for Interdisciplinary Research (CIR), UC Berkeley
Susan Miller is the Program Manager of The Consortium for Interdisciplinary Research (CIR), the UC Berkeley program and research development unit supporting the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR), The Berkeley Center for the Study of Value (BCSV), and The Program in Critical Theory. She is also an independent curator and producer with a career interest in regional art and culture. She has organized projects on Bay Area artists including Daniel Clowes, Tony Labat, Jim Pomeroy, and Jeanne Finley. A survey and book on media artist Doug Hall is in development. From 1993 to 2005, she was the executive director of San Francisco’s New Langton Arts. She received her B.A. in Art History from Colby College and her M.A. in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of Arts.
Greg Niemeyer
Prof. of Art Practice, UC Berkeley
Greg's creative practice focuses on innovations of digital tools for mediations between individuals, communities and environments. His main focus is Data Culture. His art projects explore data culture critically and include polartide (Venice Biennale, 2013-2014) and The Black Cloud (Machine Project, Los Angeles, 2008). Black Cloud was funded by the MacArthur Foundation to provide an alternate reality game and a social network for measuring and taking actions to benefit air quality. The project has evolved into a startup company, Aclima Inc., where Greg serves as the Senior Advisor for Social Engagement. Greg has also innovated in the area of online education with a course on Data Culture, which is offered by UC ONLINE and UC Berkeley. The course features several educational media innovations, including the “Engagement Index” which is now under development as a LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) module for broader distribution.
Frank Steijns
Carillonneur at Maastricht, Weert and Heerlen, The Netherlands
Frank Steijns is violinist, composer, and the carillonneur of Maastricht, Weert and Heerlen (The Netherlands). He is known for his innovative concerts featuring carillon together with other instruments like piano, organ, choir, orchestra, ballet and even heavy metal bands. He plays a wide range of music, from pop and jazz to classical and avant-garde.
His goal is to bring the carillon to the people, instead of the other way around. He designed his own mobile carillon of 43 bells that can be assembled indoors or outdoors, in any room, concert hall, or space. It is the first carillon in the world to use dynamic electronic clappers, thus allowing it to be played both manually as electronically in the same way as a traditional carillon. This instrument was part of a large exhibition by Turkish artist Sarkis at the Submarine Wharf for the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam. In 2013, he took the carillon on a world tour to more than 100 major cities on all continents, playing for 1.5 million audience members with the orchestra of Andre Rieu.