Grant has extensive experience as a consultant, researcher and project manager, including various positions at University College London and the University of Cape Town (UCT). He is currently a post-doctoral research fellow of the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative (UCT). He focuses on how digital technologies can provide access to relevant cultural resources and how they can be applied to cultural institutions like museums, archives and libraries. He has an MA in Zulu (University of KwaZulu-Natal) and a PhD in Social Anthropology (UCT).
Niall is an award-winning digital media specialist at the forefront of using innovative technologies to record and share African content. As part of McNulty Consulting, he has developed and managed a number of digital projects for local government, academic institutions and other cultural organisations. On behalf of the Ulwazi Programme, he collected an award at the 2012 Telkom Highway Africa New Media Awards in the ‘Community Engagement Through Technology’ category. In 2013, he was invited to speak at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries Peer Learning Meeting. His focus is now on transforming education in Africa through the use of relevant technology. Niall is a 2016 fellow of the Institute for Open Leadership (Creative Commons).
Brendan has been working in online environments in Europe and South Africa since 2000. He has run online marketing campaigns for a dieting company in Ireland, worked as the Director of Marketing for Real Networks in the Netherlands and as the General Manager of Games Marketing for News 24 and DSTV Online in South Africa. He is a big fan of the Internet, his family, food and the outdoors.