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TEDxDirigo: RISE State Theatre, Portland, Maine

The Future of History

  • 2014
  • Talk

Kristen Gwinn-Becker is a successful, dynamic and engaging entrepreneur with a unique background. She was the youngest graduate of the University of Maine, received a Master’s Degree from Trinity College Dublin, studied Museum Studies at Harvard University, and obtained a Doctorate in U.S. History from George Washington University. She is also a skilled computer programmer and database expert. In 2012, Kristen founded HistoryIT by combining her expertise in history and technology to address a growing problem of historical collections being inaccessible to anyone other than professional researchers. With the goal of building truly searchable digital archives, HistoryIT combines its software and services solutions to deliver robust digital presentations that are transforming the way the public will access our collective history. In less than two years, Kristen has grown the company to an industry-leading organization that works with universities, cultural institutions and corporations, and employs fifty people across four offices located in the Midwest and east coast.