Markus Gylling Joins IMS Global as Solutions Architect and Head of Operations for IMS Europe

Gylling Brings Deep Experience in Standards Development and Strong Track Record of Leadership and Innovation

Lake Mary, Florida – 7 July 2016 – IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), the world leader in EdTech interoperability and innovation today announced that Markus Gylling will join IMS Global  to lead IMS efforts in accessibility and digital content and to serve as the primary executive for IMS Europe effective October 1, 2016. The appointment will help accelerate the effective adoption and use of e-textbooks and other digital learning materials for all learners worldwide and will strengthen support and integration resources for IMS members across Europe.

With over 15 years of experience in standards development and software tools, Gylling brings extensive expertise to help drive IMS Global’s technical roadmap and workgroup activities in support of IMS Global’s accessibility and digital content initiatives. As the primary executive contact for IMS Europe, Gylling will build and facilitate the growing community of IMS members in Europe, including the United Kingdom.

Gylling joins IMS Global from the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), where he is the CTO and also served as the co-chair of the IDPF EPUB 3 Working Group, as well as co-chair of the W3C Digital Publishing Interest group. In addition to his role at IDPF, he was also the CTO of the DAISY Consortium, a global partnership of organizations committed to creating the best way to read and publish, for everyone. Through his work with DAISY, he served as the Advisory Committee representative for DAISY at W3C.  Prior to his work with DAISY and IDPF, Markus worked as head of systems engineering at the Swedish government agency MTM.

“In his role, Markus will leverage his deep expertise to enhance the IMS architecture not only in area of digital content and accessibility, but across the entire IMS family of standards,” said Dr. Rob Abel, CEO of IMS Global Learning Consortium. “Additionally, his vast network will be instrumental in helping to foster and grow the IMS member community not only in Europe but around the world.”

About IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global) 

IMS Global is a nonprofit organization that advances technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. IMS members are leading suppliers, institutions and government organizations that are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. IMS sponsors the Learning Impact Leadership Institute, a global program focused on recognizing the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality while developing the people and ideas that are going to help shape the future of educational technology.


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