The Commission is happy to have Mr Simone Ravaioli as a key note speaker for the "ESCO- Connecting people and jobs" conference on the 9th-10th of October that will take place at the The Square meeting centre (rue Ravenstein 2, 1000 Brussels). The focus of the key note address will be about "Changing labour market and education paradigms". You can also follow his speech online via this link.Simone is an EdTech influencer with a specific expertise on digital micro-credentials and interest in blockchain technologies.
Born and raised in Italy, Simone holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Management Information System from Loyola University Chicago.
After a corporate experience in New York and Milano he joins CINECA (2006), a leading consortium of Italian Universities dedicated to developing Student Information Systems for Higher Education. As International Affairs Manager he drives the organization’s international strategy in the EHEA and sets up operations in Turkey.
In 2010 he is appointed chair of the Digital Student Data Portability task force of European Association for International Education (EAIE), that would also seed the creation of the Groningen Declaration Network (2012) of which he is currently a relentless activist.
In 2016 he contributes to kickstarting BadgeChain, an early initiative aimed at exploring the impact of the Blockchain revolution onto the Open Badges ecosystems.
Since early 2017 he serves as Business Development Executive EMEA at Digitary, a global provider of secure online credentials in Higher Education with a special mandate to contribute shaping the strategic roadmap of the company toward digital micro-credentials and blockchain architectures.