Digital Directions 2018: Tony Ageh in conversation (Sydney)

23 August
Location informationAFTRS Moore Park Sydney
Event costFREE (bookings essential)

Digital engagement lies in the intersection between digital content, creators, and audiences.

Join Tony Ageh, Chief Digital Officer at the New York Public Library, in conversation with AFTRS CEO Neil Peplow and Professor Deb Verhoeven, Associate Dean of Engagement and Innovation at the University of Technology Sydney. In this session moderated by Meg Labrum, NFSA General Manager Access and Collections, they will explore the opportunities for creators, digitised cultural collections/content, and users expecting 'always on, everywhere' access.

This Q&A is part of the NFSA’s Digital Directions 2018: Intersections symposium in Canberra (21-22 August 2018).

Please note: This event is at AFTRS Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Sydney



Tony Ageh is the New York Public Library’s Chief Digital Officer, responsible for the institution’s ongoing digital transformation and its visionary work in making its collections and services as accessible as possible.

Ageh comes to the Library from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in London where he held a variety of leadership positions since 2002 and managed over 300 staff members. His accomplishments include the development and implementation of the BBC’s internet strategy, which grew its web traffic from 2 million users per day to over 25 million over a five-year period, and the creation and implementation of the BBC iPlayer (an internet streaming catch-up television and radio service for people in the United Kingdom), which has delivered over 10 billion programs to the British public and on average receives 10 million requests per day.

Most recently, Ageh acted as controller of the BBC’s Archive Strategy, making their substantial archives of radio, television, images, and documents—and by extension British culture and creativity—increasingly accessible to the public in the UK and beyond.

In 2015, Ageh was awarded the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the Queen, for services to digital media.