Richard Wyles

Breakout A2: Finding friends, forging global contacts

  • Location 1400-1440: Breakout Room A. Oceania

Breakout A2 Presentation Video & Breakout A2 Presentation Slides


In this breakout session, CEO for Totaralms, Richard Wyles, will discuss the origins of the company and how three partners – Catalyst IT, Kineo and Flexible Learning Network (now Kineo Pacific) – came together with a shared passion for delivering cost-effective solutions to corporate enterprises and the education sector.


With offices now in Europe, the United States, Israel and Australia, Richard will share how the company developed the global Totara Partner Network.  He will include how international networks were established and how this work has led to Totaralms’ products and services being available in over 29 countries.

About the speaker

Richard believes in open source and open standards.  He sees these as key components in driving innovation and accelerating equity of access to good technology.  For example, as long ago as 2003 he was helping schools and tertiary organisations to understand how Moodle – an open source learning management system – could be a viable alternative to the proprietary systems of the day.


Today his focus includes quality training in the corporate sector, and on lowering the costs of learning management to enable wider adoption and the development of smarter economies.


As well as his role at Totara, Richard leads the Mahara project, the world’s most popular open source e-portfolio system.  Richard is also a Board Director at Kineo (Pacific), formerly Flexible Learning Network, a company he co-founded in 2006. Kineo Pacific specializes in innovative custom e-learning solutions for Australian and New Zealand clients.

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