András Szántó Ph.D. is a New York-based, Budapest-born writer, researcher, and cultural strategy consultant. He was instrumental to setting up the CAI’s precursor program, the Davidoff Art Initiative, and served as its Chief Consultant for seven years. The co-author and editor of numerous books, Szántó has written for The Art Newspaper, The New York Times, Artforum, and many other publications, and was co-founder of ArtworldSalon. He was previously Director of the National Arts Journalism Program and the NEA Arts Journalism Institute at Columbia University, and has lectured on art business and marketing at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. He advises leading museums, foundations, corporations, and educational institutions worldwide on cultural strategy and program development, and is a frequent moderator of the Art Basel Conversations series.