Robert Iskander, CEO of Global Grid for Learning on Solving the Data Privacy Problem in Schools

“A typical school district shares their data with about 1000 vendors.”

– Robert Iskander

Here’s some wild statistics, and if you have kids in school, this is highly relevant. A typical school district shares their data with about 1000 vendors. Yet, school districts often lack the resources to adequately protect student data. They may not have large IT teams or the necessary expertise to implement robust security measures. AND, if someone in the district clicks one wrong link, your kid’s (and your data) is out there on the dark web. The consequences of a data breach can be severe. Student data can be used for identity theft, financial fraud, and other malicious purposes.  

It was so eye-opening to talk with Robert Iskander, the CEO of Global Grid for Learning (GG4L), on this week’s podcast episode. Robert is working tirelessly to anonymize and protect student data in an efficient way!

We dig into:

The challenges of data privacy in schools
✓ Why an education campaign teaching parents and teachers about data privacy is absolutely necessary
✓ Amazing impact initiatives Robert is leading at GG4L

About our guest, Robert Iskander:

A serial entrepreneur and a corporate leader with many years of experience in Information Technology, strategic planning and innovation, Robert is a global business transformation leader passionate about leveraging technology to improve the quality of life for all, with a special focus on K-12 education. Nominated as one of the Top 100 EdTech Influencers in 2017 by EdTech Magazine.

Currently Robert is Founder, Chairman and CEO of GG4L (Global Grid for Learning, PBC) a social impact company focusing on K-12 education.

Mr. Iskander’s leadership experience includes M&A, strategic business planning, operations, technology infrastructure, product roadmaps, B2B business development, ecosystems, acquisitions, synergy modeling, rollups, due-diligence, global markets, investments and cultural transformation.

Prior to GG4L, Robert was Executive Vice President & General Manager at West Corporation (2014-2017) acquired by Apollo Global. He helped West execute an aggressive roll-up strategy by acquiring 3 companies, within 3 years, under SchoolMessenger, creating one of the largest and most profitable K-12 EdTech companies in North America, serving over 63,000 schools and 100 million end-users (parents, students and teachers combined).

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