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Brad Saffer

Global Education Lead

Cisco Industry Solutions

Brad Saffer is the Global Education Lead on the Cisco’s Industry Solutions Group, leading Cisco’s global strategy and business development for K12 and Higher Education. In this role he advises customers, develops and operates go-to-market programs, drives thought leadership and supports field and partner sellers. Brad has 25+ years of experience in the education sector that includes 7 years as a teacher, administrator, coach, and advisor. Prior to Cisco he spent 15 years at Oracle where, among other roles, he led business development and strategy for its Higher Education practice. Brad holds a bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and French from Brown University, and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.

Articles

June 23, 2022

EDUCATION

Digital Transformation at UMBC – How the pandemic created an opportunity to reimagine student services

Learn how UMBC digitized student orientation and advising allowing them to deliver services remotely, drove efficiency, improved service delivery and yielded superior student, faculty and staff satisfaction.

Associate Experience in Retail

The tight labor market is forcing retailers to completely rethink the employee experience. Much like customers who now expect a seamless, digital experience when shopping, retail associates expect and demand the same kind of digital experiences in their interactions with their employers.

December 16, 2021

EDUCATION

The Future of Student Services is Hybrid

As with teaching and learning, the pandemic has forced institutions to rapidly adopt virtual delivery of student services. They must make hybrid service delivery the standard to meet the needs and preferences of students, parents, faculty and staff.