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Rob Arntsen, Founder and Chairman of MyKnowledgeMap, Stands Down

Rob Arntsen, Founder and Chairman of MyKnowledgeMap is standing down.  

Rob founded MyKnowledgeMap in 2000 and built the team from scratch. Now, after over twenty years at the helm, having guided MyKnowledgeMap from a fledgling startup to a major player in the global edtech industry, Rob has decided to step down to enjoy his retirement. 

Rob has been a true trailblazer in the education technology sector, drawing on experience from his time as Head of Learning Technologies at IBM to establish MyKnowledgeMap.  

MyKnowledgeMap has worked directly with higher education institutions and national government bodies around the world. MyProgress was initially created with a group of UK universities as part of the Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS) project to transform assessment and feedback in practice settings. In 2013, the project won the Gold Award at the IMS Learning Impact Awards for its groundbreaking innovation, and has received numerous innovation awards, and is trusted by over 60 universities worldwide. 

MyProgress has since gone on to evolve from a specialist in medical and healthcare assessment into a university wide eportfolio. 2023 alone saw 3.8 million assessment forms completed, 21 million practice hours recorded by over 110,000 learners, and 41 new programmes started using MyProgress. 

Under Rob's visionary leadership, MyKnowledgeMap has revolutionised the way medical and healthcare education is assessed, and learner progression is monitored across the globe. He founded the company with the mission to make best-in-class learning technology and has achieved so much more. 

"When I look back now at how we started in a small office above an off-licence in York city centre, we have had a remarkable journey over the last 20 years. It is very gratifying to retire knowing that MyKnowledgeMap is now a successful growing and profitable company with a superb team and great customers around the world. I am most grateful for the loyal support of the whole team at MyKnowledgeMap led by Adam especially over the last few years when I had to step back due to ill-health. I know that I leave the company in very capable hands. And I am also thankful for the trust that our customers continue to place in us. It is an exciting time for MyKnowledgeMap as it now enters its next phase of growth and I wish Adam and the team every success for the future. Thank you everyone." Rob Arntsen, Founder and Chairman of MyKnowledgeMap. 

Rob Arntsen, Founder of MyKnowledgeMap

MyKnowledgeMap will continue with business as usual, led by Adam Doyle, Managing Director. Adam commented "We are immensely grateful to Rob for his unparalleled dedication, innovation, and passion that have not only shaped MyKnowledgeMap for over 20 years but also made a significant impact on the edtech industry at large"  


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