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

July 10, 2016

IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), the world leader in EdTech interoperability and innovation have 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.”

IDPF congratulates DAISY and IDPF CTO Markus Gylling on his new appointment and looks forward to continued collaboration with IMS Global.

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