1EdTech is a member-based non-profit community partnership with a highly experienced and dedicated core staff who support and facilitate our member activities worldwide.
Rob is a recognized expert on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) for learning with over 40 years high tech and education market development experience. During Rob’s tenure, 1EdTech has experienced dramatic growth in terms of members, revenues, and achieved significant adoption of 1EdTech work by leading regional education communities worldwide. 1EdTech has grown over 17x since Rob became CEO and has risen to become one of the world's best resourced and dynamic standards-setting consortia.
Prior to 1EdTech, Rob was Senior Vice President at Collegis (now Ellucian Managed Services), the leading provider of ICT services to U.S. higher education, where he was responsible for online and academic services provided to over 60 U.S. institutions. Rob is also a seasoned high technology software development, business development, market development and venture investment veteran. As Senior Director at Oracle Education he was a leader and innovator in the development of online learning architectures and related standards. Rob also held executive positions at National Semiconductor, TRW and Hughes Aircraft.
Rob holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Change from Fielding Graduate University, a Masters degree in Management from Stanford, a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a Baccalaureate degree in Computational Physics from Carnegie Mellon University. Rob was honored with the TRW Chairman's Award for Innovation in the early 1990's for leading advancements in real-time networking and distributed software.
After graduating with a degree in computer science (and later a master's in mobile application development) from the Technical University of Catalonia, Xavi worked in edtech for more than ten years at the Open University of Catalonia, holding various roles from developer to software engineer. While there, Xavi was introduced to 1EdTech standards, which solved how the institution designed and developed applications, and became involved in the 1EdTech community, including being co-chair of the European LTI Group in 2021.
Xavi lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.
In her spare time, you can find Talia volunteering at animal shelters and local schools, trying out a new restaurant, or collecting vintage graphic t-shirts.
Throughout her career, Katherine has worked with organizations across the US and internationally on ways to secure information and facilitate digital instruction and learning. As the Senior Director of Inside Sales at SAFARI Montage, Katherine supported districts and partners from implementation through the adoption of the 1EdTech-certified Learning Object Repository. She continued to promote technical standards through her work with Identity Automation, a OneRoster-certified organization with a primary mission to empower education institutions with a secure and connected learning ecosystem, starting with digital identity.
In her spare time, Katherine enjoys skiing the east.
With over six years working in business management and technical customer support, he also holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida in Sociology with a focus on public health education and community outreach programs. He currently resides in the Tampa Bay Area.
Formerly, Tim served as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Digital Learning for Chicago Public Schools where he provided leadership and guidance for teaching and learning through the design and implementation of an equitable districtwide digital curriculum. Tim also served as the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Forsyth County Schools in Georgia. He has been an educator for 25 years and has taught all grade levels, ESL, and gifted learners. He is the author of the BYOTNetwork blog and has been featured regarding Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) in NBC News, EdTech Magazine, eSchool News, Scholastic Administrator, THE Journal and many other news outlets.
Tim holds a Doctor of Education in Leadership for Learning with a concentration in Instructional Technology, and his research and dissertation focused on designing online learning communities for elementary students. Throughout his career, he has been a vocal advocate for the implementation of instructional technology, digital content, and curriculum in order to increase achievement and motivation, to encourage collaboration, to facilitate critical thinking, and to construct engaging learning environments.
Rob brings his experience working with a wide variety of educators and edtech suppliers from K-12, higher education, and corporate training and development. Rob’s career as a teacher and collaborator with other educators allowed him to help learners acquire knowledge and develop new skills through meaningful learning experiences in various disciplines. Rob is an avid supporter of meeting learners where they are and recognizing that not all learning occurs in a classroom with a textbook. These experiences made Rob an avid supporter of the open community, including open-source technologies and open education resources.
Rob graduated from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, with a Master of Education degree focused on education administration and edtech administration.
Karen began her career in the K-12 setting. While in her position as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Forsyth County (GA), she held various leadership positions at the school and district levels before transitioning into a corporate educational technology role.
In my role as Vice President of Marketing and Higher Education Programs at 1EdTech, I am responsible for leading a talented team of marketing specialists to position 1EdTech as a vibrant member community that is committed to building an open, trusted, and innovative education technology and digital credentials ecosystem to power learner potential. I also have responsibility for managing all aspects of hosting 1EdTech's annual Learning Impact Conference and Digital Credentials Summit. I also have responsibility for providing strategic leadership to assist our higher education members in the adoption and application of 1EdTech's standards to address the most pressing education challenges today and into the future.
Prior to joining 1EdTech in 2012, I served as General Manager of Association and Client programs at Ellucian, where I had overall responsibility for providing strategic direction and management for the company’s participation at industry and user events with a focus on developing productive relationships with the leading higher education associations.
Specialties: Developing industry relationships, branding and identity, marketing strategy, event management, and member engagement.
Gill holds British and French nationalities and lives in south-west France.
Maria lives in Denver, Colorado.
Susan’s unique 360 perspective features diverse professional experience in education technology, including classroom instruction (K12), student support services (Higher Ed), and technology and operations (K12 and Higher Ed). Susan managed the first interoperability program at Houston ISD, managed enterprise IT implementations, and led implementation and operations of a new campus for a Virtual Academy.
She holds an M.Ed. in Education Technology Leadership and a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Chris has been a long-time contributor to IMS Global, working on the Competency and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE) specification and the Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) specification, and is a former Co-Chair of the IMS CLR technical workgroup. While at Capella University, Chris worked on projects personalizing the online course room experience for learners and faculty, including the pioneering, self-paced FlexPath program delivery format. He has a passion for learning technology and a penchant for curiosity.
He received his B.A. degree cum laude in Music Composition from St. John’s University.
Kelly began her career in K-12 education where she served in roles as teacher, virtual school coordinator, and technology director. She then transitioned to higher education as the Director of Learning & Client Technology Services at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where her department was responsible for supporting academic technology and end user support. Her focus has been to find ways to use technology to support teaching and learning.
Previously as the Director of the Office of Enterprise Applications in the Department of Information Technology for the 25th largest school district in the country, her goal was to optimize the use of technology to improve learning for its 115,000 students. Mrs. Imbriale has been recognized nationally for advancing the field of educational technology through numerous invitations to present to expert professional associations. Her work on the creation and execution of data privacy practices and the establishment of data governance structures has served as a model throughout the country. The strategic plan she chartered to ensure her school system’s compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA is highly regarded.
Prior to this, Mrs. Imbriale was the Supervisor and then Coordinator and Professional Growth and Partnerships in the Department of Organizational Development for Baltimore County Public Schools. She was also the Program Manager of the Research and Development team at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education. Mrs. Imbriale has taught graduate-level courses in instructional technology and educational leadership at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. She credits all her work to her strong beginnings in the elementary classroom.
Collectively, for the past 27 years, Mrs. Imbriale has worked to improve teaching and learning, with emphasis on the value of technology. Her lifelong goal is to champion the benefits of technology and assist other leaders in their implementation in school systems across the country.
Before joining 1EdTech, Cara led various marketing programs and initiatives at Ellucian, focusing on defining and tracking program success metrics. As a go-to-market director, she had responsibility for solution messaging, new product launches, awareness, and lead generation campaigns for 15 solutions that spanned three product lines and included several SaaS models and cloud applications. Before her role as go-to-market director, she was the director of events and association programs, tasked with driving the strategic direction of an event portfolio, which at its peak contained over 30 national conferences and had the potential to reach over 25,000 customers and prospects. In addition, she directed all aspects of content development, programming, speaker engagement, and audience acquisition for an 8,000-person global customer conference.
Cara is actively involved as a member of the planning committee for The Women in Tech Summit (Philadelphia), whose mission is to support the community of women currently working in technology and to help pave the way for women and young women who want to enter the industry.
Cara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from The Catholic University of America.
Before 1EdTech, Alan spent many years working in Healthcare Information Technology. He utilized his skill set to help deliver products and services designed to assist patients in better understanding and navigating the often confusing industry.
Alan resides with his wife Erynn in Durham, North Carolina. He is a lover of cats, motorcycles, music, and enjoys making regular visits to thrift stores on the weekends searching for old and long-forgotten video games.
Michelle graduated from The University of Central Florida and lives in Orlando with her family.
Kevin started his career in education as an IT customer service representative where he was responsible for the break fix process at two high schools. He also held “Tech Tuesday” training where he was able to coordinate with principals and faculty to train them on all district resources. Kevin then moved on to work as an Education Technology Specialist and headed the district’s student data privacy, Internet safety and security initiative. In the two years of heading this initiative, Kevin was able to raise awareness about student data privacy and influence education technology products to improve upon their privacy practices.
Jacques began his career in K-12 education, managing district integrations with edtech vendors and identity services. He then moved into the edtech sector, leveraging his experience to help other districts integrate with digital teaching and learning technologies best.
Jacques received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University.
Leslie holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bryn Mawr College and Master of Science in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Prior to joining IMS Josh was a senior business analyst with mdsl, a market leader in the telecom expense management field. In that role, Josh was responsible for designing and managing integrations between the mdsl platform's procurement tool and various vendor systems as well as end-user experience through the procurement process.
Originally from the Florida panhandle, Josh currently resides in New Jersey with his wife, his son, and their dog enjoying the turning of the 4 seasons.
Nora holds a Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Tyler lives in the New York Capital Region with his family. Some of his interests include hiking, running, and board games.
Mark graduated from The University of Texas and lives in Austin with his wife and two daughters.
Before joining 1EdTech, David worked as an Educational Technology Specialist for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), a federally-operated public school system serving over 66,000 military-connected children worldwide. In this role, he led and supported education technology programs and practices for DoDEA.
Earlier in his career, David served as the Supervisor of Blended Learning for Baltimore County Public Schools, where he led a team in designing and implementing professional learning opportunities to support blended learning best practices and improve instructional practice and student achievement. David began his teaching career as an elementary classroom teacher in the Howard County Public School System. He has also worked as an adjunct instructor at Loyola University Maryland, teaching graduate-level educational technology courses.
David holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Muhlenberg College and a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Technology Focus from Loyola University Maryland.
Gwen began her career as a high school history teacher and curriculum coordinator. She has over ten years of teaching experience in traditional and asynchronous classrooms. Since 2013, Gwen has served as a training and professional development leader in the ed tech industry. In her work with SAFARI Montage and Identity Automation, she collaborated with districts and state education organizations across the country to drive interoperability and foster seamless, secure digital ecosystems focused on learning outcomes. Building on this foundation at 1EdTech, Gwen works with members taking 1EdTech courses to earn interoperability certification through the TrustEd Apps Certified Leader (TACL) program.
Gwen holds a Masters in Education with a focus in curriculum design and the authentic integration of educational technology into the learning process. She lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where she enjoys cooking, hosts an ad-free food blog, and roots for the Eagles!
Colin has a degree in Applied Physics (1979) and was awarded a PhD for his work on spread spectrum local area networks (1985); both degrees were from the University of Durham, UK. During the past 40 years he has worked in both the academic and the industrial world. He was a lecturer at the Universities of Durham and Surrey, worked for several years at Logica Ltd., was the founder and managing director of the systems consultancy Hyperion Systems Ltd and is currently a Director and Principal Consultant at Dunelm Services Limited. From 1992-1999 he was a member of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield, UK where he was Head of Department and Chair of Computer Science. Since October 1999 Colin has been consulting for 1EdTech (formerly IMS Global Learning Consortium). He is currently the 1EdTech Chief Architect and as such he is responsible for the managing the development and maintenance of the full suite of 1EdTech specifications. During the last twenty years he has worked on a number of public and private sector e-learning projects. In 1999 he was made a Fellow of the British Computer Society and became a Chartered Engineer.
Monica currently calls Coastal North Carolina home. She faces the constant, character-building struggle of being a diehard Florida State University sports fan living behind enemy lines. When not advocating for interoperability in K-12, enjoys all the coastal Carolina ethos offers with boating, fishing, and diving.