Carla Casilli is a leading authority in the burgeoning field of new credentials. Her strategic systems approach and insightful writing has helped to establish, architect, and structure the open badges ecosystem. She is excited to be working with the Connecting Credentials initiative. Previously, Carla initiated IMS Global’s entry into badges as the inaugural Executive Director of the IMS Digital Credentialing initiative. From 2011 to mid-2015 she helped to spearhead the open badges movement, first at Mozilla and then at the Badge Alliance. Carla investigates, writes, and speaks nationally and internationally about badges and digital credentials.