Colleges, universities, and higher education facilities across the United States have joined the rest of the world in attempting to address and cope with the challenges of COVID-19. In these unprecedented times, every sector has been affected, yet each has a unique set of challenges to protect public health and safety and provide business continuity. Higher education institutions have been required to shift to some kind of virtual environment to ensure social distancing and protect the student body, while continuing teaching and learning. Although many have moved to online learning, not all institutions are prepared for a virtual learning environment.
Matt is a principal architect for NetApp U.S. Public Sector focusing on state and local government and education customers. His areas of expertise include cloud, ITSM, virtualization, disaster recovery, enterprise storage, and green data centers. Prior to joining NetApp, Matt spent over 17 years in IT in a higher education environment. He was an IT Director at the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and served as Vice President for Information Technology at Thomas Nelson Community College, one of the VCCS member institutions. Prior to joining the VCCS, Matt led a software development team focused on teaching and learning products. Matt holds a Masters of Information Systems Management and Bachelors in Business Management from Brigham Young University.