Johan Oomen is head of Research and Heritage Services at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and researcher at the User-Centric Data Science group of the VU University Amsterdam. Oomen is working on initiatives that focus on digital heritage in all its facets. He has a background in Information Science, Media Studies and Computer Science. His research focuses on the relationship between participatory culture and institutional policy. Johan Oomen has worked for the British Universities Film and Video Council and commercial broadcaster RTL Nederlands. He is board member of the Europeana Foundation, the EUscreen Foundation and the PublicSpaces Foundation. He is advisor to the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and the Dutch National research council for cultural heritage. Recently he was appointed co-chair of The Netherlands Heritage Network.