In this SUMMIT20 customer presentation, learn how Canada's George Brown College are using technology to support students throughout COVID-19, giving them continued access to the resources they need to complete their studies.

By leveraging various technologies and components, the College's IT department have been able to quickly adapt to online learning and support students throughout the campus closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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With the current situation being extremely limiting to students being able to attend physical campus lab locations, learn how George Brown College's IT team is enabling off campus and remote access to prevent disruption to service, and maintain an awesome student experience!

This session will cover:

  • How IT has facilitated online learning
  • Providing continued support to students remotely
  • What solutions the college is using to enable BYOD
  • Supporting staff during COVID-19 too

Located in Ontario, Canada, George Brown College is one of the largest educational institutions in the region, with over 20,000 students and devices, along with 200 software applications for their wide variety of academic courses. Learn how the college is continuing to provide students with the best IT service possible throughout COVID-19 and beyond...


June 18 at 11am ET (4pm BST)


Supporting students through COVID-19




Mark Sear (Service Delivery Manager), Ryan Ramparas (ITS Tech) and Benton Simon (Systems Administrator)


About the speakers

Mark Sear, George Brown College

Mark Sear, IT Service Delivery Manager: With over 20 years of experience in all aspects of IT management, Mark is driven by the interaction of people in cross-functional high performing teams, bridging the ‘IT/business divide’ to deliver projects that have a real impact.

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Ryan Ramparas, ITS Tech: Ryan is GBC’s Chief AppsAnywhere packager, who has transitioned most academic applications to AppsAnywhere.  Utilizing tools such as SharePoint, PowerApps and project management using Trello.

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Benton Simon, Software delivery and cloud administrator: Result oriented with proven experience in digital transformation, Benton has played a key role transitioning to Modern Desktop Management, using MS Intune, as well as migrating applications and services to Azure cloud.

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