Rob Davies is an experienced creator, leader and manager of European projects and networks with an unbroken track record over more than 20 years. He has initiated and successfully managed many key EU actions in the fields of Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) - for example, in relation to Europeana and local heritage - public sector information and e-learning. He has worldwide experience in consultancy and project development for clients including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Development Fund, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID and USAID.
He currently works at the Digital Heritage Research Laboratory at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) where he was recently Project Manager of ViMM (Virtual Multimodal Museum), the Coordination and Support Action funded under Horizon 2020 and led by CUT. ViMM provided guidance to the European Commission on policies for Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) and built a consensual framework, defining and resolving existing issues spread across interlinked Thematic Areas: Definitions – Directions – Documentation – Dimensions – Demand- Discovery – Decisions, resulting in a Manifesto and Roadmap for Action at national, EU and international level. Rob is also Vice-Chair of the Europeana Network Association.