Chief Digital Officers Sree Sreenivasan and Perry Hewitt on Digital Transformation in the Arts and Education [VIDEO]

Harvard Business Review’s Eric Hellweg with Chief Digital Officers Perry Hewitt (Harvard) and Sree Sreenivasan (The Met)

One would be hard pressed to find more fitting representatives for the digital transformation in arts and education than Chief Digital Officers Sree Sreenivasan, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Perry Hewitt, at Harvard University.

They spoke about their roles heading the digital departments of the two legendary cultural institutions at a keynote panel moderated by Eric Hellweg, Managing Director and Digital Strategy Editorial Director at the Harvard Business Review, held at the 2014 CDO Summit at the Time Warner Center in New York City on April 22, 2014.

Sree Sreenivasan has been Chief Digital Officer at “The Met” for a little over a year, an affiliation that began at the first Chief Digital Officer (CDO) Summit held at Thomson Reuters in New York City in February 2013, where “I met my future boss at this event,” he said.

Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

He left his job of 21 years teaching journalism and digital media at Columbia University for an institution with which he has had an even longer relationship — the Metropolitan Museum of Art — beginning when he lived and attended school only a block away from the museum.

“I had a 30-year, one-way love affair with a museum. When someone loves you for 30 years, and they call you, you’ve got to take the call and, with your wife’s permission, carry on!” he said.

He is the museum’s first Chief Digital Officer......

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