Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) is the first Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

At the Met, he leads a world-class team on topics he loves: digital, social, mobile, video, apps, data and more. He joined the Met after spending over two decades at Columbia University as a full-time professor at Columbia Journalism School and a year as the university’s first Chief Digital Officer.

He spoke at the Skift Global Forum today about reinventing attractions and museums for digital age. Here are four things we learned:

  • “The future of travel is all about connecting the physical and the digital”
  • “Audiences are overstimulated, hyper-connected and overcommitted. The best news of all is they’re curious”
  • “The future of travel is also about taking people behind the scenes.”
  • “It is a bad idea to put up any barrier to free Wi-Fi.”

Keep track of all the activity at today’s Global Forum by bookmarking our #skiftforum tag.

Photo Credit: Sree Sreenivasan speaking at Skift Global Forum in New York City on Oct. 9, 2014. Skift