October 20

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Higher education institutions throughout the country are now accelerating modernization projects to accommodate hybrid learning environments and a more digital campus experience. But this quick pivot to virtual is leaving institutions more vulnerable to cybersecurity threats as hackers set their sights on the influx of devices flooding the network edge. On October 20 at 10am PT/1pm ET, the Center for Digital Education is being joined by Hewlett Packard Enterprise to discuss security strategies and best practices that can help protect campuses from sophisticated cyberattacks, as well as simplify and speed up backup, restore and disaster recovery efforts. Register for this fast-paced webcast to also hear additional discussions around:

  • How to avoid common pitfalls in light of recent spikes in ransomware attacks
  • Why taking a holistic approach to cybersecurity is essential
  • The value of a simplified, intelligent data protection strategy
  • How to mitigate data loss and be back up and running quickly in the event of an attack with built-in backup, resiliency and disaster recovery


James Morrison

James Morrison

Distinguished Technologist, Cybersecurity (Formerly with the FBI Cyber Task Force), Hewlett Packard Enterprise

James Morrison joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) in December 2019 from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a Distinguished Technologist - Cyber Security in the office of the North America CTO.

He spent 22 years with the FBI as a Senior Computer Scientist focused on cyber security. James worked on numerous national security and criminal intrusion investigations and was active as a cyber security expert to identify security vulnerabilities and implement solutions. He was a regional program manager for the FBI Computer Science program and directed the program towards strategic information sharing and enhanced training and mentoring programs. James was a critical member of the Adjunct Faculty Program for the FBI and taught multiple classes at Quantico and internationally. He continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor of Digital Forensics at Houston Community College. James was a member of the US Air Force for 8 years as a UNIX Administrator for satellite telemetry and command and control at Falcon AFB (now Shriever AFB) and a computer communications troubleshooter at Clark AB, Republic of the Philippines.

Marc Kravitz

Marc Kravitz

Hyperconverged Category Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Marc Kravitz has been with HPE since 2011 and is based in the Washington, DC metro area. As the Hyperconverged Category Manager for the last five years he leads strategy and go to market execution for HPE’s SimpliVity business in North America. Since joining HPE he has held various positions, initially focused on managing sales for client virtualization in the east region. In addition, he worked in HPE’s global business unit developing sales strategies around its Converged Systems line. His industry expertise is concentrated on solution selling, business development and channel strategy, specifically for software-defined and integrated solutions.

Scott Koehler

Scott Koehler

US SLED Category Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Scott Koehler is an experienced sales and marketing executive in the technology industry. Scott joined HP/Compaq as a product manager in 1996 and has held stints in sales, marketing, operations, eCommerce, and business strategy. Scott is an innovative strategic leader and has applied his skills to developing new business models, go-to-market strategies, and as a general manager of SMB and SLED sales.

Scott is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. He graduated summa cum laude with an MBA from University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.

Kecia Ray, Ed.D.

Kecia Ray, Ed.D. — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education

Kecia is a strategic thinker and a proven leader in K12 transformation. Her career includes designing technology within the Frist Art Museum and directing technology research through Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Science Outreach programs. She was appointed as a turnaround agent by the Tennessee Commissioner of Education and established award-winning instructional technology programs recognized by the USDOE and Harvard University while in that role.

Dr. Ray was named ’20 to Watch’ by the National School Board Association, Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, a Top 10 EdTech Leader by Tech and Learning, an ISTE Making IT Happen recipient, and most recently named a Top 100 EdTech Influencer by EdTech Digest.