In addition to the advisory board members, the following digital education experts help guiding the work of DEL4ALL:

  • CIO at Universitat Rovira I Virgili & Convenor Diplomas use Case at European Blockchain
  • Lluís Alfons Ariño Martín is Partnership Computer Engineer with more than 24 years of IT experience specialised in the higher education sector, fostering a holistic vision of the business, setting the goal of adding value and increasing business results by aligning IT within the university’s global strategy
  • Keywords: education, technology, alignment, holistic
  • Head of Strategy and Digitization
  • Guido Bacharach has been active for over 30 years in management positions in both the private sector and public administration. He is currently head of the staff unit “Strategy and Digitisation” at the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (Foundation for University Admissions). The main focus of his work is strategy development, international strategy of admissions and digitisation, especially the digitisation of certificates and other documents. Under the brand name “hochschulstart.de”, the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (Foundation for University Admissions) operates a service or service platform for access to studies at state-recognised universities. On behalf of the federal states, the study places for the nationally restricted study courses in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry and pharmacy are allocated centrally via hochschulstart.de. In addition, on behalf of the universities, the admissions offers for both locally restricted and unrestricted courses of study are coordinated at well over 100 locations.
  • Keywords: digital certificates
  • Professor Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona & CEO ULS Dublin
  • Dr Alan Bruce is CEO and Director of Universal Learning Systems, working internationally in innovative learning and rights-based projects with a focus on social inclusion
  • Keywords: diversity management, human Rights, conflict resolution
  • Senior Skills & Employability Specialist at ILO
  • Paul Comyn has a PhD in vocational education and training policy. He has over 30 years experience in TVET and skills development as a technical specialist and consultant. He has worked for the ILO for the past twelve years and since 2015 has been the Senior Skills & Employability Specialist leading the work of the Skills Policies and Systems Group in Geneva.
  • Keywords: skills policies and industry engagement in skills development.
  • Director of Centre for DLT at University of Malta & Chairperson of the Malta Digital Innovation Authority
  • Dr Ellul is chair of a National Blockchain Technology Authority, developed a Multidisciplinary Masters in Blockchain and an avid researcher in the area
  • Keywords: regulator, blockchain, education
  • Manager at University4Industry (U4I), a startup providing Learning as a Service to industry companies
  • Dr Harms-Schmid’s background is in computer science and linguistics (Dr. Sc. Techn. ETH) with many years of experience in strategy consulting and online learning
  • Keywords: digitalisation, re- & up-skilling, online learning
  • Senior Computer Scientist at RWTH Aachen University
  • Ralf Klamma holds diploma, doctoral and habilitation degrees in computer science from RWTH Aachen University. He leads the research group “advanced community information systems” (ACIS) at the information systems chair, RWTH Aachen University. He is known for his work in major EU projects for Technology Enhanced Learning (PROLEARN, GALA, ROLE, Learning Layers, TELMAP, Tellnet, CUELC, SAGE, BOOST, VIRTUS, WEKIT and tech4comp). Ralf organized doctoral summer schools & conferences in Technology Enhanced Learning, Web Engineering and Social Network Analysis. He serves as associate editor for Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM), Frontiers of AI for Human Learning and Behavior Change and the International Journal on Interaction Design & Architecture(s) (IxD&A). He was associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (ToLT).
    More information available on: http://dbis.rwth-aachen.de/cms/staff/klamma
  • Keywords: community information systems, serious games, augmented reality & wearables, web engineering, social network analysis, requirements engineering and technology enhanced learning
  • Senior Business Development Manager at Unicsoft
  • Dr Glib Konotop, Ph.D., Senior Business Development Manager at Unicsoft since 2018, focusing primarily on AI and Blockchain for EdTech, Supply Chain, and Fintech. His primary role is customers’ success partner aiming at the business goals to be achieved with the cutting edge technologies. He’s responsible for developing long-term relations with key accounts and quickly organizing technical team resources to address customers’ needs. Alongside with the 3+ years of commercial experience in innovative technologies and smart solutions development, Glib possesses over 7+ years of experience as a scientist, tutor, and mentor to the students at the International RelationsInstitute of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. The topic of the Ph.D. thesis is “Institutional mechanisms for external financing in emerging markets economies”. Glib is the author of 13 scientific publications. Glib has a broad network of contacts in commerce, Ukrainian and Foreign education facilities, and government. He’s a proactive collaborator and cooperation facilitator.
  • Keywords: AI and Blockchain for EdTech, Supply Chain, and Fintech
  • Head of the Fraunhofer Personnel Certification Authority since 2011
  • She took part in the development and quality management of several training and certification programms and established the Fraunhofer-owned Personnel Certification Authority in accordance with the ISO standard 17024, accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) since 2016
  • Keywords: certification, digital certificates, online exams
  • Lecturer at the University of Malta
  • His research interests revolve around the application of artificial intelligence to games, including mixed-initiative design of game content, procedural content generation, human-computer interaction, and games for learning. He has served as General Chair in several international conferences on the topic of games, and has organised numerous workshops. He is a chapter author for the book “Procedural Content Generation in Games” and the book “The Art of Artificial Evolution”. He has published over 70 journal and conference papers, and has received several awards for his research contributions and reviewing effort. His research has been supported by several EU-funded projects, including five H2020 projects
  • Keywords: artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, gaming
  • Professor, Department of Computer Science & Centre for DLTs / University of Malta
  • Prof Pace is a computer scientist working on techniques for making computer systems safer and more dependable
  • Keywords: computer science, dependable computing, software engineering
  • Head of Fraunhofer Training Center in Data Science
  • Dr Pippow gained his PhD in neuroscience in 2008 and joined Fraunhofer in 2011. As a Fraunhofer research manager, he is particularly committed to the transfer of Fraunhofer’s technologies and knowledge. This includes establishing appropriate internal structures and understanding needs of customers. He sees continuous learning as an important transfer path for a knowledge organization like Fraunhofer. Dr Pippow is also involved in several expert committees to facilitate learning in the field of data science. He is chair of the data science expert committee of the Fraunhofer Personnel Certification board. He also leads the technical expert committee at Verein Deutscher Ingenieure to develop a guideline for data management
  • Keywords: data science, data management, continuous learning
  • Senior Vice President for IT-Systems & Services and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • Dr Hans Pongratz is Senior Vice President for IT-Systems & Services and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. He studied informatics and economics at TUM and received a doctorate degree for his thesis “IT architecture for the digital Higher Education Institution”. After his studies, he worked as consultant and journalist, before he returned to TUM. In 2011 Hans Pongratz got Senior Vice President “IT-Systems and Services” and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at TUM and is responsible for the consequent implementation of TUM’s IT-Strategy “Digital University”. He is member of numerous boards, committees, and reviewer groups. For example, Hans is responsible for TUM’s activities within the Digital Credentials Consortium (https://digitalcredentials.mit.edu/) and co-author of the DCC-Whitepaper (https://digitalcredentials.mit.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/white-paper-building-digital-credential-infrastructure-future.pdf).
  • Keywords: digital credentials, blockchains, digital education, learning analytics, EdTech
  • Head of the business unit “Learning Technologies & Education Management”
  • Eva Poxleitner studied Master of Science in Industrial Design at the TU Munich (2009 to 2011). She is the project manager of the project “iAcademy – Mobile Learning with the Fraunhofer Academy” and the representative of Fraunhofer Academy in the joint project “Common Learning Middleware (CLM)”.
  • Keywords: learning technologies, education management, learning middleware
  • Head of Academic Professional Development Open University UK
  • Professor of Learning Analytics
  • Keywords: learning analytics, professional development, internationalisation
  • Project leader at German Adult Education Association / Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband (DVV)
  • Celia’s current project includes the development of vhs-Lernportal (https://vhs-lernportal.de), a learning portal for German as a second language and basic skills training
  • Keywords: second language acquisition, computer assisted language learning, migrant integration
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Law at the London School of Economics
  • Dr Verdoodt’s expertise lies in the fields of Human Rights, IT and Media Law, with a particular focus on children’s rights in the digital environment
  • Keywords: children’s rights and new technologies
  • Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta & teaching staff at the Department of Early Childhood Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Dr Vouglari has studied Educational Sciences at the Department of Education Sciences in Pre-School Age, Democritus University of Thrace in Greece, holds an M.Ed. on Information Technology, Multimedia and Education from the University of Leeds, UK, and a PhD on Massively Multiplayer Online Games & Learning from the Department of Educational Sciences & Early Childhood Education, University of Patras, in Greece. Her research focuses on game based learning, game studies, and digital literacy. She is teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses on digital games, virtual worlds, and learning technologies. She has organised several workshops and events relevant to game based learning, Information and Communication Technologies in Education, and Digital Storytelling in local and international venues. She has worked on several Nationally and EU funded research projects on the design, implementation, and assessment of learning technologies and digital games in teaching and learning
  • Keywords: game based learning, game studies, digital literacy
  • Head of the Blockchain Lab at the Institute for Internet Security at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences
  • Kevin Wittek is Head of the Blockchain Lab at the Institute for Internet Security at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences in Gelsenkirchen, elected member of the Sovrin Steward Council (handling the area Digital Identity and SSI https://sovrin.org/), contributing member in the Trust over IP Foundation (https://trustoverip.org/), the bloxberg consortium (Blockchain infrastructure for use cases in science and academia https://bloxberg.org/) and the Netzwerk Digitale Nachweise (http://netzwerkdigitalenachweise.de/).
    After many years working in the industry as a software engineer, Kevin is now doing his PhD in computer science in the field of distributed systems engineering and is an active participant in the Open Source Software community.
  • Keywords: blockchain, smart contracts, testing, certificates, software engineering
  • Associate Professor of Economic Law, University of Florence
  • Dr Filippo Zatti is Associate Professor of Economic Law and Scientific Coordinator of a Research Unit named Blockchains and Artificial Intelligence for Business, Economics and Law (aka BABEL) authorised in the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Florence
  • Keywords: cryptoassets’ legal nature and governance