Gylling Brings Deep Experience in Standards Development and Strong Track Record of Leadership and Innovation
Lake Mary, Florida – 7 July 2016 – 1EdTech Consortium (1EdTech/1EdTech), the world leader in EdTech interoperability and innovation today announced that Markus Gylling will join 1EdTech to lead 1EdTech efforts in accessibility and digital content and to serve as the primary executive for 1EdTech 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 1EdTech members across Europe.
With over 15 years of experience in standards development and software tools, Gylling brings extensive expertise to help drive 1EdTech’s technical roadmap and workgroup activities in support of 1EdTech’s accessibility and digital content initiatives. As the primary executive contact for 1EdTech Europe, Gylling will build and facilitate the growing community of 1EdTech members in Europe, including the United Kingdom.
Gylling joins 1EdTech 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 1EdTech architecture not only in area of digital content and accessibility, but across the entire 1EdTech family of standards,” said Dr. Rob Abel, CEO of 1EdTech Consortium. “Additionally, his vast network will be instrumental in helping to foster and grow the 1EdTech member community not only in Europe but around the world.”
About 1EdTech Consortium (1EdTech)
1EdTech is a nonprofit organization that advances technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. 1EdTech members are leading suppliers, institutions and government organizations that are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. 1EdTech 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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