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Anjanesh Babu

Anjanesh BabuAnjanesh is Systems Architect and Network Manager, and responsible for the design, maintenance and operational support for the Gardens and Museums' digital estate. With a keen interest in new technologies, he brings this passion to Gardens and Museums IT to ensure that GLAM remains at the forefront of technical advancements. He leads on the design and review processes for new digital solutions and technologies within the GLAM digital programme, while also being responsible for the infrastructure underpinning the Museums and Gardens. A cloud evangelist; Anjanesh has led the iterative adoption of public cloud within GLAM, delivering innovative applications at each step.



Haas Ezzet

Haas EzzetAs Head of IT – Gardens and Museums, Haas is responsible for directing the provision of IT services and support for the Museums and Gardens. He works closely with the respective directors and the GLAM divisional secretary to define current and future IT requirements, manage service delivery and development. This is enabled by a dedicated Museums and Gardens IT Team in the provision of IT-related infrastructure and support within the associated buildings. His areas of responsibility encompass strategy and planning, operational management and engagement, as well as implementation of the GLAM digital strategy. 


Dr Jerome Mairat 

Jerome MairatJerome is Curator of the Heberden Coin Room in the Ashmolean Museum. Prior to this, Jerome was working in the Financial industry in Paris, Tokyo and London for more than 10 years. He received his education at the University of Paris (in Mathematics), and later at the University of Oxford for his DPhil in Roman numismatics (Wolfson College). The digitization of the Coin collection of the Ashmolean Museum is overseen by him as eCurator. He curates the Roman collection. He is a member of the Council of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, and General Editor of the 10 volumes ‘Roman Provincial Coinage’ research project. 


Dr Duncan Murdock

Duncan MurdockDuncan is a Collections Manager (r, Earth Collections) in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History in Oxford. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Museum’s mineralogy and petrology collections, and parts of the invertebrate palaeontology collections.

Duncan has an MGeol in Geology with Palaeobiology from the University of Leicester, and completed a PhD at the University of Bristol using pioneering Synchrotron Radiation X-Ray Tomographic Microscopy to reveal the internal structure of the first vertebrate and brachiopod skeletons.

Since his PhD Duncan has held a number of postdoctoral research positions, most recently as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Museum of Natural History and Junior Research Fellow at Linacre College, co-funded by the John Fell Fund. Duncan is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, and a member of The Palaeontological Association. 

Dr Carolyn Lewis 

Carolyn LewisCarolyn has worked as a palaeobiology technician at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History since 2009.  She works on the exceptionally preserved marine invertebrate fossils of the Silurian Herefordshire Lagerstätte, using physical-optical tomography technique to image and reconstruct new fossil species as detailed 3D digital models. Carolyn also photographs and curates the Herefordshire collection of over 3500 specimens. She has a PhD in biochemical engineering and previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry before completing a BSc in geological science and moving to the OUMNH. 


Dr Claudia Wagner 

Claudia WagnerClaudia is Chief Researcher (Gems) in the Classical Art Research Centre and Beazley Archive in the University of Oxford. She is a Senior Research Lecturer Classical Archaeology in Lady Margaret Hall.

Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies

Claudia studied for DPhil at Merton College, Oxford. Since completing her thesis on the dedication practices on the Athenian Acropolis 8th to 4th centuries BC she has been working at the Beazley Archive, Oxford, where she is directing the gem databases and gem research programme.  

Denis Filer 

Denis FilerDenis studies and documents biodiversity. At Oxford Biology, his work focuses on the development and implementation of BRAHMS. BRAHMS is database management software for curating both preserved and living natural history collections, taxonomic research and biogeographic study. It is now used to manage collections in museums and herbaria, botanic gardens, seed banks, images and literature in some 80 countries. 



Hemant Lavania

Hemant LavaniaHemant is the Co-founder and COO of cloudmantra, and is responsible for Global service delivery and Operations which include Cloud Native applications development, DevOps and Automation, IoT and Machine Learning across various industry verticals such as Education, Healthcare, Media, BFSI and Manufacturing. He is AWS Security Specialty certified and a Solutions Architect with expertise in architecting hyper-scale applications.





Nicolas Metallo, AWS

Nick Jefferson, AWS 

Helen Adams - Moderator

Helen AdamsAs Digital Engagement Lead, Helen is responsible for delivering the digital engagement, communications and evaluation aspects of the GLAM Digital Strategy. She works alongside the Programme Manager to shape the broader programme and embed new services and practices within ‘business as usual’ activity across the University's Gardens, Libraries and Museums. Helen provides practical and strategic advice, coordinates external suppliers, and manages priority projects, as well as tying together digital engagement projects and representatives across GLAM.