The SIF Association is delighted to announce the United Kingdom Local Management Board for 2013. The Board brings a wealth of experience and proven leadership to the SIF Association UK Community for the upcoming year. As members of the SIF UK Local Management Board, each individual will be assisting in providing strategic direction, management and oversight for the affairs of the Association for the United Kingdom.

The elected 2013 SIF Association UK Management Board members are:
• Julia Adamson, South West Grid for Learning
• Tanya Allen, Norfolk County Council
• Nick Barron, Pearson (Data Solutions)
• Karen Crowston, Birmingham City Council
• Emma Gelfs, Warwickshire County Council
• Dylan Jones, Follett
• Lyn McCullagh, C2k
• Jeremy Meades, SchoolsICT
• Philip Pearce, East of England Broadband Network (E2BN)
• Lawrence Royston, Groupcall

“The global SIF community is excited to have this leadership group guiding the continuously expanding SIF UK community. These ‘thought leaders’ will be driving the community ahead over the next 12 months, and will help to further mature our existing engagement with the Department for Education” states Dr. Larry Fruth II Ph.D., Executive Director, SIF Association.

The SIF Association UK also held elections for the UK Technical Board At-Large seats. The UK Technical Board serves in a leadership capacity for the SIF Association UK providing technical oversight for the SIF Implementation Specification (UK), enabling them to have further control over specific UK development, and enabling the UK Community to drive this development to address the current needs of the education sector in the United Kingdom.

Elected members of the UK Technical Board for 2013 are:
• Rob Potter, RM Education
• Graham Reed, Follett
• David Stott, Capita Children’s Services
• Tim Verlander, Groupcall

About the SIF Association
The SIF Association is a unique, non-profit collaboration composed of over 3,200 schools, districts, local authorities, states, US and International Ministries of Education, software vendors and consultants who collectively define the rules and regulations for educational software data interoperability. The SIF Implementation Specification enables diverse applications to interact and share data efficiently, reliably, and securely regardless of the platform hosting those applications. The SIF Association has united these education technology end users and providers in an unprecedented effort to give teachers more time to do what they do best: teach. For further information, visit http://www.sifassociation.org.

About the Author:

Carletta