Josh Wilson

Apereo Board Director & Vice-Chair

Organizational Member Seat
First elected, June 2021
Current term, July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024
Flywheel Strategies, principal
B.Cognition Labs, co-founder

Associated Apereo Projects

Josh is the principal at Flywheel Strategies, co-founder at B.Cognition Labs, and Vice Chair of the Apereo Foundation’s Board of Directors, where he leads strategic planning and leadership development. He serves on the Foundation's Finance Committee. In 2023, he represented Apereo at the FOSSY and All Things Open conferences.

Josh served most recently as Chief Operating Officer at education technology firm Longsight, where he led corporate strategy while overseeing planning, client engagement, new product development, business operations, marketing, and sales. At the same time, he served as a key leader in the Sakai LMS open source community.

Previously, Josh led academic technology at Brandeis University, serving as Associate CIO. He established the Brandeis MakerLab, a winner of multiple awards at World MakerFaire. Josh served from 2007 until 2023 on the management team for the nationwide MISO Survey, which measures the effectiveness of IT and libraries at nearly 200 higher education institutions.

Josh builds cohesive and effective teams through empathetic and strategic leadership, emphasizing active coaching, ongoing mentoring, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. He quickly becomes a creative, trusted partner to a wide variety of stakeholders, including university faculty, learners of all ages, and technical staff. He is a leadership development consultant, an expert facilitator, an effective instructor, and a skilled coach.