Dr. Katharina Ruckstuhl
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More exciting NISO Plus 2022 news! We’re delighted to announce that Dr. Katharina Ruckstuhl will be delivering our closing keynote, at 9.00pm (ET) on February 17. 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.

“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.”

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