Bardic Systems CEO Alex Jackl Joins CedarLabs Advisory Board

25 Jun Bardic Systems CEO Alex Jackl Joins CedarLabs Advisory Board

Minneapolis, MN and Warwick, RI – June 25, 2015 – CedarLabs, an innovative provider of SIF3-compliant data broker infrastructure for educational organizations, today announced that Alex Jackl, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bardic Systems, Inc., has been named to CedarLab’s advisory board.

As the chair of the SIF Association Technical Board and an entrepreneur in educational enterprise services, Alex Jackl brings a long history of expertise and knowledge of legislation, standards, and interest in Student Data Privacy that will be invaluable to CedarLabs as it seeks to broaden its footprint in the school interoperability tools marketplace.

CedarLabs’ HostedZone data broker is a fully SIF3 compliant stand-alone broker that provides districts with the ability to implement a SIF3 brokered implementation with ease. The system’s HostedZone Web Console enables staff to easily add new services and provides a simple and straightforward way to provision, monitor, and maintain the environment. In addition, a translation engine protects the schools’ previous SIF investment by allowing SIF3 adapters to transparently interact with SIF2 providers.

“CedarLabs’ product suite is almost a turnkey way for schools to become SIF3 compliant,” said Alex Jackl, President and CEO of Bardic Systems. “The CedarLabs team has produced an elegant broker solution for school districts who must transfer millions of records from disparate sources, and the products dynamically scale to meet the needs of the smallest environment to a state wide implementation.”

Prior to his role as CEO of Bardic Systems, Alex served as CIO of Choice Solutions, an education enterprise information solution which was acquired by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013.  “With his vast experience in so many aspects of the complex educational data landscape, Alex brings us a unique perspective on how to broaden our reach in the education market,” said Mike Reynolds, co-founder and President of CedarLabs.  “We are delighted to have his expertise as we plan and execute a focused outreach program to help more school districts become aware of the benefits of the HostedZone product suite.”

For more information about CedarLabs and its SIF3 data broker, visit  For information about Bardic Systems’ enterprise system consulting services for education, visit

About Bardic Systems

Bardic Systems is an Enterprise Systems consulting firm for the education marketplace, offering industry-leading expertise in data standards, data storage management, software and infrastructure services, systems analysis, and customized application development.

Contact:  Julie Lapolito, VP Marketing & Research

About CedarLabs

CedarLabs was founded by Mike Reynolds, President, and David Boardman, CFO, to develop software systems for education that enhance accessibility and provide rapid transfer of data through cost effective and easy to manage tools.  Mike was the lead of the Global Infrastructure team for the International SIF Association during their mission to modernize the SIF specification.

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