June 30

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After the most tumultuous school year in history, education systems –K-12 schools as well as colleges and universities – still face tremendous uncertainties in the months ahead. But one thing is for sure: remote or hybrid learning will be present in education from now on.

It’s time for schools to develop a long-term strategy that reshapes IT infrastructure and solutions to better enable remote or hybrid learning. It means embracing cloud-based platforms to offer a seamless education experience. And it means getting smart about cybersecurity and maturing your strategy to protect traffic and sensitive data online.

Join us June 30 at 11 PT/2 ET for a comprehensive virtual panel on the best ways for K-12 schools and colleges and universities to adopt a long-term strategy to support remote or hybrid learning. As a participant in this webinar, you’ll learn:

• How to craft a clear, strong cloud strategy that controls costs
• How to build a robust program and posture around security and compliance
• The IT infrastructure you need to increase application performance


Matt Lawson

Matt Lawson

Director, Solution Engineering

Matt Lawson is the Director of Solution Engineering for NetApp U.S. Public Sector SLED. His areas of expertise include cloud, ITSM, disaster recovery and business continuity, enterprise IT, and green data centers. Prior to joining NetApp, Matt spent 20 years in IT management in a Higher Education environment. He was a CTO for the state community college system in Virginia and a former Vice President for Information Technology at Thomas Nelson Community College.

Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education

Tom Ryan has recently retired from Santa Fe Public Schools, in New Mexico, as Chief Information and Strategy Officer. He has co-founded, K12 Strategic Technology Advisory Group, to assist district leaders deliver educational success with technology, which is led by experienced school technology leaders. He has expertise in strategic planning and leadership, designing digital learning environments, technology infrastructure reviews.

Dr. Ryan has a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. He has served as CIO in large and very large public-school districts and has 40+ years of experience and expertise in teaching, leadership, technology integration and blended/online learning program development.

Kipp Bentley

Kipp Bentley — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education

Kipp Bentley is a senior fellow with the Center for Digital Education. He has been a teacher, a librarian, and a district-level educational technology director. He currently writes and consults from Santa Fe, New Mexico.