How Workspace is powering the future of Education from anywhere

Back again with 27 degrees! Our angle on everything Google Workspace. This episode takes a special dive into the benefits that #Workspace brings to the education sector. Troy and Rowan sit down with Google for Education leaders and for the first time will be joined by a SADA customer, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). They will focus on gaining insight into the Google Workspace journey and how it has improved the education sector’s productivity & collaboration.

Special guests:

  • Drew Sidel, Head of North America, Google Workspace for Education

    Drew began his Google journey in 2014 combining passions for education and technology in working with K-12 school districts to effectively deploy and utilize Google for Education solutions. Today, he leads a team that partners with K-12 and higher education organizations across North America to leverage Google tools, and positively impact the way students, faculty, and staff work and learn.

  • Amanda Carlson, Deputy Director, Collaboration Services, VCU

    Amanda has been working in higher education for over 18 years. She started working with VCU’s private and community institutions before joining the collaboration services team in 2012. This was after obtaining her Master’s in Informations Systems with VCU that same year. Amanda helps manage all facets of VCU’s Google Workspace tenets today.

  • Connie Whetstine, Director, Collaborative Services, VCU

    Connie has been working with the Collaborative Services team at VCU for over 17 years. During her time she has been involved in note one but two complete collaboration system migrations. Prior to VCU Connie worked for the Virginia State legislature administering their lotus notes and domino system. 

  • Samantha Lieberman, Program Manager, Google for Education

    Samantha’s career started in the public sector of D.C. Before moving back to New York City in 2006, where she began her journey in education as Director of Operations for uncommon schools. Sam held multiple positions with the NYC department of education, directing teams in teacher effectiveness and instructional information technology. With her valuable experience in both the private sector and public education, she is now the Program Manager with Google for Education.

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