Simone Ravaioli

Digitary, Italy
Simone Ravaioli

My name is Simone Ravaioli and I am Director of Strategic Partnerships at Digitary, a digital credentials platform working with all public universities in Australia and New Zealand. From 2010 to 2014, I chaired the Digital Student Data Portability Task Force of the EAIE, incubated under the ACE professional section (now Admission and Recognition); that task force led to the creation of the Groningen Declaration Network in 2012. For my role in this, I was presented with the EAIE Rising Star Award in 2011. 

I am also serving as an elected member of: the ESCO Maintenance Committee for the European Union’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion; the EU’s Blockchain Observatory and Forum for the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology; the advisory board of the Open Recognition Alliance; and the steering committee of the PESC Competencies and Credentials User Group. In 2019, I received the PESC Distinguished Service Award for long-standing contribution to interoperability and open standards to support global student mobility. 

I am interested in digital portability of recognition and the impact that digital credentials technologies could have in streamlining international admissions under the political scaffolding of the Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications.