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Transformation During a Global Pandemic

When the University of California, San Diego launched its largest investment in tech in 2018, they planned to future proof their business processes and systems. Unexpectedly, it also prepared them to handle a global pandemic that changed every norm for the campus. With shelter-in-place orders taking immediate effect, they needed to quickly set up a robust online learning platform - one with powerful analytics to track student success. And, for the times students and staff are on campus, a contact tracing application was essential for their safety. We’d like to offer a conversation with Scott Lee to tell you more about UC San Diego’s rapid transformation from a traditional, on-campus institution to one of the leading examples of remote learning, and the critical role data connectivity played in making this possible.


Ashish Pandit

Ashish Pandit is an IT Architect at University of San Diego, California. His focus is API Architecture, Data Streaming, Application integration, Security and Governance. Ashish is also the chair of API working group under ITANA for API and Integration Architects in higher education. Ashish came to UCSD after 15 years of experience in private industries focusing on API, Integration and SOA Strategy. Ashish received MS in Biomedical Engineering from the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.

Scott Lee

Scott Lee is a management and technology consultant with more than 30 years of business experience. He has expertise in envisioning and leading large scale, technology-based transformation initiatives to drive economic growth and deliver sustained business value.

He is co-author of The Cognitive Enterprise: https://www.amazon.com/Cognitive-Enterprise-Bob-Lewis/dp/092965255X