Simone Ravaioli

Simone Ravaioli

Director, Global Ecosystem and Innovation, Parchment

Synesthetic EdTech leader with a portfolio of diverse experiences advancing the global credentialing ecosystem.

Day job is to turn credentials into opportunities as the Director of Global Ecosystem and Innovation at Parchment by Instructure, the leading credentialing platform in Higher Education globally.

Night hustle is to build out the global credentialing ecosystem across education and work by contributing and leading work on technical open standards in support of technical (and human) interoperability

Simone is an O.G. of Open Badges, the ancestor of modern recognition technologies.

He currently Co-Chairs the W3C Verifiable Credentials for Education Task Force (2021 - ) and contributes to the development of open standards for Learning and Employment Records (LERs) across multiple Standards Developments Organizations.

Simone served as an expert the inaugural EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, is a current member of the ESCO Maintenance Committee and a consultant for the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure.

Currently serves in the Advisory Board of the Learning Economy Foundation, Groningen Declaration Network, Open Recognition Alliance, Erasmus Without Paper and Credential Engine.

Simone is a Kernel Fellow (KB7) and a self-proclaimed Serendipity Engineer and Credentialing Mentalist.