01 Jul Bardic Systems, Inc. and the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology (CELT) Form Strategic Partnership
Marlborough, MA and Warwick, RI – July 1, 2015 – The Center for Educational Leadership, CELT, a leading strategic advisor to school districts and educational organizations, and Bardic Systems, Inc., an innovative systems consulting firm for education, have formed a partnership to complement and extend their ability to provide full-service technology solutions to their customers.
While CELT has provided leadership services for more than two decades and serves a number of large school districts, including Birmingham City Schools, Broward County Public Schools, Fort Worth Independent School District, Los Angeles Unified School District, Orange County Public Schools, Seattle Public Schools, and many others, the new strategic partnership is a recognition that Bardic Systems can further CELT’s effectiveness with clients by providing leading-edge systems expertise in privacy solutions, software-as-a-service, cloud computing, and data integration services.
“Supporting school technology strategies has been integral to our mission since we opened our doors in 1991,” says CELT founder and CEO Dr. John Phillipo. “Our partnership with Bardic Systems enables us to move more firmly into systems implementation. Bardic Systems brings together not only world-class systems architects and infrastructure experts, but process and change management skills that our clients both need and want as educational technology solutions rapidly proliferate and legislative requirements for school data management increase.”
“It is an honor to work with John and the entire CELT team,” said Alex Jackl, CEO of Bardic Systems. “Not only are they engaged with some of the most forward-thinking school leaders in the country, they are committed to making a real difference in the education landscape. It is my goal to make sure that Bardic Systems provides educators with the tools that can meet their needs and grow with their organizations sustainably.”
Alex Jackl is a technology strategist, futurist, and data scientist who is a leader in the development, maintenance, and practical application of the use of standards and data. He is the longest-standing chair of the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) Technical Board, a nonprofit standards association. His focus at Bardic Systems is on the implementation of mature, modern architectures and strategies.
“This move is focused on providing more value to our clients,” said Dr. Phillipo. “Alex brings both technical expertise and deep knowledge of educational standards and understands how to plan for timely, high quality, and cost-effective solutions. His team will develop the architectures and platforms clients need to enable them to meet the strategic goals that CELT works with them to identify. Bardic Systems is a company that shares the same values as CELT, combining energy, expertise and creativity to deliver true innovation in enterprise software services. With such a model we are improving the depth of our service offerings and can really get the maximum value out of the partnership.”
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.
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Since 1991, CELT has worked collaboratively with educational organizations to support and transform teaching, learning, and administrative processes by integrating high‐quality, mission‐critical programs, services, and technology with the organization’s people and processes in the most timely, efficient, and cost‐effective way possible. In addition to procurement support, CELT has practice areas focused on information technology planning, leadership and organizational development, decision support and accountability systems, network communications, and more.