Patton among 2020 Higher Education IT Influencers Worth a Follow

Posted: November 13, 2020

During the pandemic, finding that trusted chain of information within higher education has never been more important.

In this regard, The Ohio State University's Helen Patton recently made ED Tech Magazine's 2020 Higher Ed IT Influencers Worth a Follow.

As part of its annual Dean's List, the magazine recommends 30 of the "savviest higher education IT leaders, bloggers, podcasters and social media personalities" to follow online.

Patton is the Chief Information Security Officer of Ohio State, as well as the co-director of the Institute for Cybersecurity and Digital Trust.

With more than 20 years of experience in the security, risk and resiliency arena, Higher Ed Tech describes Patton as an expert in managing information, technology and operational risk for global organizations. Her work also focuses on collaborating with board members, students, employees and partners to promote an inclusive work environment.

"(During the pandemic) there’s never been a greater need for expert thought leaders who can provide the guidance and expertise that higher education professionals need to navigate such a massive sea change," the article states. "Faced with a barrage of new challenges, university IT leaders and stakeholders are hungry for creative solutions and guidance. At the same time, IT experts across higher education are reimagining ways for technology to solve higher education’s biggest problems, from enrollment challenges to cybersecurity to student privacy and safety."

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