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Paul Spencer is an active member of the OASIS Technical Committee, and developed the XML Schemas for EML and the means of customising the schemas for various types of elections. He also developed the customisations for UK public election pilots and for the online electoral registers (CORE) project.


Case Studies

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  • UK e-GIF
  • Abu Dhabi eGIF
  • Danish InfostructureBase
  • Trinidad and Tobago e-GIF
  • MIAP Common Data Definitions
  • HMRC File by Internet
  • Co-ordinated Online Record of Electors
  • MOD XML Policies


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  • Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre
  • Cabinet Office e-Government Unit
  • Department for Constitutional Affairs
  • Department for Education and Skills
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Learning and Skills Council
  • Microsoft
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Ministry of Public Administration, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • National Westminster Bank
  • NHS Information Authority
  • NHS in Scotland
  • Office of Government Commerce
  • Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
  • Office of the e-Envoy
  • Open University
  • Scottish Executive
GIF cerificate


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  • XML for the Web
  • Professional XSL
  • Beginning XML
  • Professional XML Design and Implementation


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  • Government Interoperability - 5 Tips for Success
  • From Spreadsheet to Schema
  • A Technical Standard for e-Voting
  • Combining OASIS Standards to Create a Repository and Assembly Mechanism for XML Schema Components
  • The Election Markup Language
  • e-Government in the UK
  • Developing e-GIF Compliant XML Systems For Government
  • e-Government in the UK
  • XML: the relevance to e-government
  • Using XML in Government
  • Delivering New Electronic Services in the Public Sector
  • e-Gov and XML Government Advanced Technology
  • Delivering New Electronic Services in the Public Sector

Unless otherwise stated, the following courses are developed and delivered by Paul Spencer, who has extensive experience both in developing the UK e-Government agenda and implementing it within the public sector. He has presented hands-on courses on implementing XML within the framework of the e-GIF on many occasions on behalf of the Office of the e-Envoy and the Civil Service College as well as providing the courses below directly to organisations in both the public and private sectors.

All courses are kept up to date and can be tailored to your needs, often at no additional cost. Other courses can be developed to meet individual needs. While presenting training, Paul is available to answer questions on your specific projects.

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Altova StyleVision
Duration: 1 or 2 days
Audience: The one-day course is for people who understand XML, but need to gain familiarity with a tool that provides rendering of an XML source. If required, this can be preceded by a day to gain a basic understanding of XML.

XML and the e-GIF - a Management Overview:
Duration: ½ day
Audience: Decision makers and project managers in the public sector and suppliers to the public sector.

Hands-on XML Within the e-GIF
Duration: 4 days
Audience: Project managers and implementers within the public sector and suppliers to the public sector.

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