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Empowering Education for All: Lessons for Building an Inclusive Future

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2021 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

As we move into the future, technology will be critical to bringing learning to all, wherever they might be. However, what’s more important than technology is YOU. Join educators to hear how they are using Cisco technology solutions to connect students and create a more inclusive education future for all.


Irvin Bruckstein

Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer | Salve Regina University

A dynamic business technology executive with diverse experience. Emphasis on identifying synergies and opportunities for achieving costs savings and superior service levels via improved business/process/technology efficiencies on a global scale. Irv advocates for and creates Agile IT teams. Irv has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science & mathematics, as well as a Master of Science with focus on information security. Irv has global expertise in leading very large-scale higher education technology programs.

Bethany Pridmore

Manager, Strategic Projects | Curtin University

A senior strategy and change executive experienced in leading large-scale change and transformation programs for global organizations facing digital, business disruption, technology, and merger challenges. Beth currently works at Curtin University, in the Education Portfolio, partnering with teams within Curtin and their Industry Partners, seeking innovation in how we create remarkable experiences for our students while preparing them for the future of work.

Suzanne Phillips

Education Business Development Manager | Cisco

Suzanne Phillips, Education Business Development Manager Suzanne is passionate about ensuring that every student has access to the learning opportunities they need to grow. She specializes in enabling secure hybrid education by showing faculty, education leaders, and IT teams how they can reach their education goals by using new technologies. As education needs evolves, Suzanne seeks to study, discover, and share best practices to help education institutions offer the most engaging, secure education experiences with the help of Cisco technologies. Suzanne double majored in Marketing and Information Technology at North Carolina State University for undergrad. She earned her Masters of Global Innovation Management from a dual-degree program with SKEMA University in Paris, France and NC State in Raleigh, NC. In her free time, Suzanne can be found road tripping to National Parks, Latin dancing, or participating in Musical Theatre.