Frank Kresin is Research Director at Waag Society, responsible for the research programme and chairman of the Management Team. The research programme consists of six research themes, aimed at healthcare, education, culture, society, the government and the business world. Frank has a background as filmmaker and holds a masters degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam. He has worked as a programme manager at the Dutch Digital University Consortium, and filmmaker functional designer at the University of Amsterdam. He is a board member for ISOC NL and The Mobile City, and currently serves in the steering committees of Erfgoed & Locatie (Heritage & Location) and CineGrid Amsterdam.
Since 2006, he leads the programme group of Waag Society, that develops new projects and initiatives, where consortia are formed and financing is secured. He stood at the start of many projects of Waag Society as well as others and is concerned with themes like Creative Care, Future Internet, Open design and Open Data. Among the projects he (co-)founded are CineGrid Amsterdam, Apps for Amsterdam, Nederland Opent Data, Kies op Maat and Geheugen van Almere. Frank regularly presents and writes on transdisciplinary research in the creative industry.