I'm spending this morning at a meeting of West Midlands local authorities talking about interoperability and sharing data securely and effectively between systems in schools and local authorities. We're meeting at Sixways in Worcester, the home of Worcester Warriors rugby club. It's been a snowy start to the day, but almost 40 people have made it for a morning hearing about real implementations in the UK of the Systems Interoperability Framework , or SIF. Presentations this morning include Mike Edge from Research Machines, Laurence Royston from Groupcall, David Owens from Service Birmingham, Emma Gelfs and Tim Verlander from Warwickshire, and Ian White from South West Grid for Learning. Another example of the UK SIF community working together to share best practice and information, and real examples of SIF implementations across the UK.