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Re: W3C VC-EDU Co-Chair Election Self-Nomination: Simone Ravaioli

From: Deb Everhart <deverhart@credentialengine.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 17:26:09 -0500
Message-ID: <CAC1E7R4xbW2+HMH2vizXEr-yNLKLCm4DO-rXNsV+-YrTgw6=Yg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Marty Reed <Marty.Reed@randasolutions.com>
Cc: Simone Ravaioli <simone.ravaioli@digitary.net>, "public-vc-edu@w3.org" <public-vc-edu@w3.org>
I third the nomination.

Deb
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On Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 5:53 AM Marty Reed <Marty.Reed@randasolutions.com>
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> W3C VC EDU,
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> I second Simone’s nomination. He would be a great asset in the role of
> co-chair.
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> Best,
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> Marty Reed
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> *From:* Simone Ravaioli <simone.ravaioli@digitary.net>
> *Sent:* Friday, November 19, 2021 4:45 AM
> *To:* public-vc-edu@w3.org
> *Subject:* W3C VC-EDU Co-Chair Election Self-Nomination: Simone Ravaioli
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> Dear W3C VC EDU,
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> I would like to be considered for Co-chair.
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> I believe the work of VC EDU is pivotal for a brighter future of education
> (and of work).  It is necessary, but not sufficient in itself.
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> Here is what drives me:
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>    - I would like to contribute by keeping this workstream connected with
>    all other moving parts - related standardization activities - in the
>    ecosystem.   I am currently Chair of the IEEE Integrated Learner Record
>    workgroup,  active in PESC, IMS Global (Open Badges and CLR),  DIF (Interop
>    and Product Managers wg), but most importantly connected to other
>    international initiatives in Europe (Europass, EBSI and CEN TC353) and
>    Canada (CIOSC TS 115 - WIP spec for digital credentials and digital trust)
>    - I believe there is a *common interest rather than a conflict thereof
>    *in all various SDO’s threads around standardising learning and
>    employment records.  Attempting to build a synergistic pipeline among SDOs,
>    so the work of VC EDU will inform and be leveraged (and not replicated) and
>    recommended  in the IEEE ILR workstream, for example
>    - “Humble Intelligence” is one of the most critical skills that can
>    enable ecosystem success. That mean employing mutual and open recognition
>    for external work, leverage/reference of existing specs developed
>    elsewhere.
>    - "Interop is a human thing”.  A very useful first principle in
>    getting to consensus.
>    - “Standards come through adoption, everything else is mere
>    specifications” (quote by David Moldoff).  I am primarily interested in
>    seeing this happen and can help with getting vendors (implementer of the
>    spec) involved, leveraging my personal network that spans across regions.
>    Certainly feeling the responsibility of lobbying my own employer
>    (Parchment/Digitary) which now has a global footprint to lead by example.
>    - Building bridges across technical eras.  VC are fit for Web 3.0
>    world but we need to #LeaveNoOneBehind.  In VC EDU terms, this translate
>    into seeing how Open Badges, CLRs, PDFs and all other credentialing formats
>    currently IN PRODUCTION could be evolved to be future-fit by being
>    connected/wrapped into VCs.
>    - Inclusivity and balanced representation.
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> I am not a technical person, but learned the ropes since my involvement in
> standards work across regions (mainly US and EU) since 2010.  The group has
> already excellent leadership and members that are plenty technical, so I
> hope to complement that with the above-mentioned rationale.
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> I am attaching bio, but my LinkedIN profile is always the better … me.
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> *My bio*
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> *Creative EdTech advisor with a portfolio of diverse experiences founding
> and contributing to the advancement of digital credentials and open
> standards initiatives for the digital transformation of international
> higher education and the creation of an interoperable global ecosystem.*
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> *Simone Ravaioli is currently Director of Strategic Partnerships
> at Digitary, a leading credentialing platform in Higher Education globally,
> specialising in large scale implementations (MyEquals, MyCreds)*
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> *He co-founded and chaired the EAIE Digital Student Data Portability task
> force (2010 – 2014), initiative which then seeded the creation of the **Groningen Declaration
> Network* <https://www.groningendeclaration.org/organisation/>*. For this
> role was presented with the EAIE Rising Star award in 2011.*
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> *Simone served as an expert the inaugural **EU Blockchain Observatory and
> Forum* <https://www.eublockchainforum.eu/>*  (2108 - 2020) and is a
> current member of the **ESCO Maintenance Committee*
> <https://ec.europa.eu/esco/portal/escopedia/ESCO_Maintenance_Committee>* (2018
> -2022).*
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> *To support the global ecosystem, he additionally serves in the Advisory
> Board of the **Open Recognition Alliance*
> <https://www.openrecognition.org/>* (2016 -), the Steering Committee of
> the **Learning Economy Foundation* <https://www.learningeconomy.io/team>* (2020
> -), and the Steering Board of the **Admission and Recognition Expert
> Community within EAIE*
> <https://www.eaie.org/community/expert-communities/admission-recognition.html>* (2020
> -).  *
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> *In 2021 he co-founded a new international network called **Microcredentials
> Sans-Frontiérs* <http://www.microcredentialssf.org/>*, an open community
> to discuss issues and curate research around microcredentials*
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> *In the standardization community he currently chairs the **IEEE
> Interoperable Learner Record (ILR) workgroup*
> <https://sagroups.ieee.org/1484-2/>* (2020) and is an active contributor
> to various open standards communities across various Standards Developments
> Organizations, like W3C, PESC, IMS Global, DIF, CEN.*
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> *In 2019 Simone was the recipient of the PESC Distinguished Service award
> for his long-standing contribution to interoperability in global student
> mobility.*
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> *Simone Ravaioli *
> Director, Strategic Partnerships
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> *Bologna, Italy*
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> *Mobile:* +39 348 8903631
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> *Email:* simone@digitary.net
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> *Web:* www.digitary.net
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> *LinkedIn*: SimoneRavaioli <https://www.linkedin.com/in/simoneravaioli/>
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