Ian Dolphin

Ian Dolphin has 25 years experience of the development and deployment of ICT systems supporting education. He is the former Head of e-Strategy at The University of Hull and has broad experience of ICT governance, software, and infrastructure development in the UK and internationally.

At Hull, Ian directed several nationally and internationally significant European Union and Jisc funded projects. These included work in the production, storage and retrieval of interactive learning resources, surfacing library resources on learning environments, and the development of environments to support research collaboration. Ian directed the international eResearch Tools and Resources Interoperability Consortium, which supported for the first two phases of the Jisc Virtual Research Environment Programme.

Ian is a former Board member of Jasig, the Sakai Foundation and the Curriki open content initiative. He has also served on a number of Jisc governance structures and was active in the early stages of the SCONUL-Jisc shared services activity. He is the former Director of the e-Framework initiative, which acted as a coordinating point for collaboration between the UK Joint Information Systems Committee, and Australian and New Zealand Government and Public Service Agencies.

Most recently, he was instrumental in the consolidation of Jasig and Sakai, two non-profit entities engaged in the development of open source software to support education and research, into the Apereo Foundation. Apereo is a multi project non-profit entity with a membership of higher education institutions on four continents. Ian currently serves as its Executive Director.

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