Etienne Posthumus is a Senior Researcher at FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, Information Service Engineering. Before that, he was responsible for Digital Publishing innovations at Brill Publishers from Leiden, The Netherlands. He is the creator and maintainer of the online ICONCLASS multi-lingual subject classification system for Digital Art History, and has extensive experience in cultural heritage computing applications and (meta)data. He has worked in industry as a consultant for SANOMA publishers, Mediahuis Nederland, PWC, Siemens Nixdorf, INET Bridge and in academia as a Research Software Engineer for Utrecht University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and TU Delft. He completed a master's degree in Book History and Manuscript studies at the University of Amsterdam (2015), and a bachelor computer science (cum laude) at the University of Johannesburg (1994).
He likes to make simple solutions to complex problems.