Interoperability Challenge


NEW for 2016

  • Keep it Simple
  • Really, Really Simple
  • Focus on A problem

Just One Problem

  • You have lots of features
  • But tell us about one real problem
  • And tell us how you solve it

Define the Problem

  • Tell us what it is
  • Make it real:
    • What actually happens in the classroom or the school
    • How does it affect teachers and students
    • What is the impact of the problem
  • Tell us the evidence:
    • The more real world and less hypothetical the better
    • What prompted you to solve this problem; research, feedback, customer requests...

Describe the Solution

  • Keep the focus on the one problem
  • Tell us how you solve it
  • Tell us how it makes an improvement for your users

Show the Outcome

  • Make it Real:
    • Give examples
    • Evidence of improvement - 
      • Outcomes
      • Efficiency
  • Give us customer stories
    • People used to do this...
    • ...now they can do this
  • Be as concrete as you can...

For Example...

  • Don't say:
    • We improve collaboration
  • Do say:
    • Multiple teachers can provide feedback to a student on their work quickly and easily
  • Don't say:
    • We improve staff allocation processes
  • Do say:
    • In one of our schools, the process of finding available teachers is done in 10 minutes, instead of 2 hours

In Short

  • Focus on one core problem
  • Describe how you solve it
  • Keep it real, and give examples

If your problem and response

are interesting

then CIOs will come back to talk

about the rest of your


There's one last thing

  • This is the Interoperability Challenge
  • We always want to hear about:
    • How your solution can link to other sources of information
    • How you can form part of a portfolio of products that schools can use together for maximum value
    • Any existing links or integrations that you have to other products and sources of information.  

The Process


Any Questions?

contact us with any queries



Georgina Johnston



Good Luck

see you all in 


NSIP will be at

Stand 48a