Executive Committee

Armin Hopp

I currently serve the ICoBC as the president of the Executive Committee. Also, I am the co-founder and president of Speexx, a leading provider of digital language training and skills assessment solutions for international corporations. Prior to starting Speexx I was involved in creating several businesses in the digital learning space. 

My academic background is in Linguistics, Computer Science, and English Literature. I am passionate about family, digital learning, EdTech, HR tech, learning transformation, guitars, Speexx, and badges. I am a regular speaker at international conferences and seminars and contribute to leading L&D blogs and HR journals around the globe.

Jake Hirsch-Allen

Jake Hirsch-Allen works with North America's governments, workforce development organizations, colleges and universities, to leverage LinkedIn's Learning Solutions and Economic Graph data to close skills gaps. Jake is passionate about supporting disadvantaged groups such as newcomers and refugees, indigenous populations, the formerly incarcerated and people with disabilities.

Jake speaks regularly on the changing nature or future of work and learning. He is:

+ a Director on the Boards of the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity and the Canadian Club of Toronto
+ on the Advisory Boards of the Hot Docs Cinema and Code for Canada and
+ an Executive at the International Council on Badges and Credentials.

Jake founded Lighthouse Labs, Canada's foremost software development bootcamp and Hacking Health. A former intellectual property and international criminal lawyer, Jake was also Chair of the Technology Committee of the Global Education Platform, taught Global Health at McMaster University and clerked at the Supreme Court of Israel.

Rolf Reinhardt

I currently serve the ICoBC as treasurer in the Executive Committee. I also work for LinkedIn, a global professional online network, at the intersection of government, education and corporate learning. By the time I have finished my Engineering degree in Media Technology, I had worked on large digital transformation projects, for instance, for the L&D department of L’ORÉAL. I later designed and managed complex eLearning projects mainly for corporate customers.

The focus of my work from 2007 till 2009 was on the Return on Invest (ROI) and impact analysis' of eLearning programs for larger corporations. This focus changed with his assignment as Executive Manager of the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning where innovation and technology as an enhancer of personal, organisational and societal development became a central topic. From 2011 to 2012, I have tinkered on various visionary projects from ePortfolios to Immersive Worlds, Networks of Change Structures as well as Coworking and Community Spaces.

Prior to joining LinkedIn in 2016, I had worked for Pearson, the largest education company in the world, on secondary, post-secondary and corporate training initiatives across the Germany, Austria and Switzerland. I also serve as an Executive Board Member to the Union of International Associations and as an external reviewer for project funds for the European Commission.


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