Dávid Kitzinger – Hungary, 1022 Budadapest, Felvinci út 5.

Cell: +36303979890 / E-mail: kitzinger_at_gmail.com

Professional experience

2011- present







2005 – 2010

Head of Sound Recording Licencing at ARTISJUS Hungarian Bureau for the Protection of Authors Rights – New media licensing, phonomechanical licencing, blank carrier remunerations.


Owner at Odorama Consulting

Odorama provides consulting services on digital archives, new media development, online audiovisual sevices, public service information re-use consultancy. Our clients are TV channels, book publishers, VoD service providers, and film distributors.

John von Neumann Digital Library and Multimedia Center Nonprofit Ltd. – Managing Director

General management responsibilities.Operating and developing National Digital Data Archives (search engine, metadata standards, community tools)Setting up and operating the Hungarian National Audiovisual Archive, a legal deposit archive for Hungarian broadcast media and some special digital collections.Book digitization programs.

Setting up and developing an open access Public Service Information search engine.

Professional support of legislation and strategic planning on relating fields.

2004 – 2005 Hungarian Ministry of Informatics and Communications, chief advisor to the Minister
Strategic planning (creative industries, digital media, PSI and public archives)Supervising content development programs:-       programs for digitizing cultural heritage and contemporary broadcast media-       House of Future exhibition and cultural center for promoting information society.

Participation in the preparation and implementation of Freedom of Information Act and relating decrees.

Contribution to various national strategies (Hungarian Information Society, Hungarian Broadband Strategy).

Liaising with stakeholders and with the Ministry’s affiliated institutes.

Planning and operating funding programs (online content development, digalization and IT related R&D)

2002 – 2004 Ministry of Informatics and Communication, deputy director general
Liaising with professional and civil organizationsDecision support-       Providing support to the Minister in decision-making

–       Evaluation of decision influencing factors

–       Analysis of social effects of policies

Interdepartmental relations with Ministry of Cultural Heritage

–          planning of digital content development programs

–          coordinating policies

2001-2002 Replika, Hungarian social sciences journal, editor
2000-2001 Kirowski Ltd., Hungarian interactive agency, consultant
–          Research projects-          information architecture planning-          project management



2001-2008 Courses in social theory, communication- and media at ELTE University of Budapest and Corvinus University of Economics, Laszlo Rajk College for Advanced Studies.


2008 US State Department, International Visitors Leadership Program – study tour
2002 Central European University, MA in Political Science
2000- ELTE University of Budapest, Doctoral Program in Sociology, PhD. student
1999 ELTE University of Budapest, MA in Sociology (Specialization: Sociology of Media and Communications)
1998 University of Stirling, Film and Media Studies, visiting student

Main publications

2007 co-author of Public Service Media in the 21st Century – Policy paper for the Hungarian Public Service Television, Mediakutato 2007/2.
2006 co-author of Culture of Freedom – Hungarian Cultural Strategy 2007-20. Official cultural strategy of the Hungarian Ministry of Cultural Heritage.
2002 Fairy Tales. Budapest International Fairs as Virtual Shopping Tours. Cultural Studies 2002. Vol.16. special issue 1. with Otto Gecser
2000 Theory of Moral Panics. Replika 2000/ 40: 23-49.
2000- Newspaper and journal articles about information society, digital content development, digital culture, new media and cultural policy.

Language skills


Hungarian: Native
English: Excellent


Extensive use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Prezi, SPSS. Basic knowledge of archival hardware and software infrastructures. Product development experience. Driving licence.

Professional strengths

–          Intelligent problem-solver with analytical skills

–          Strategic thinking

–          Good motivator

–          Excellent communication skills

–          Good at teamwork


Personal details

Born in Hungary 02/02/1976.

Two childen: Vilmos (2008), Mihály (2009)


Blog writing, ice hockey, running

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