Baltimore, MD -- November 4, 2021. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced that Dr. Katharina Ruckstuhl will deliver the closing keynote at the annual NISO Plus conference (February 15-17, 2022).
Dr. Ruckstuhl is an Associate Dean and Senior Research Fellow at the Otago Business School and is the Māori lead of a major New Zealand ‘grand challenge', Science for Technological Innovation. She has leadership roles with her tribe of Ngāi Tahu, is an ORCID Board member, and a member of the IEEE working party on standards for Indigenous people's data. She has published on Māori language, mining, Māori economy and Māori science and technology. She is currently co-editing a book on Indigenous Development.
NISO Plus 2022 (February 15-17) is a digital-first, fully virtual global conference taking place across multiple time zones, with a focus on innovation, education, and conversation, which was attended by 850 people in 2021. Dr. Ruckstuhl's presentation is scheduled for 9.00pm ET on February 17/3.00pm NZ on February 18, 2022.
"We are delighted that Dr. Ruckstuhl will be giving our closing keynote," said Todd Carpenter, NISO Executive Director. "Improving diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in all aspects of our work is a key strategic goal for NISO, and we all stand to learn a great deal from Dr. Ruckstuhl. Her personal and professional experience make her uniquely well-placed to speak on the challenges and opportunities for improving how information standards — and the wider research infrastructure — support the work of Indigenous people."
For more information about NISO Plus 2022, including registration, please visit niso.plus
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