Welcome to The Higher Edge Podcast!

About The Higher Edge Podcast

Welcome to “The Higher Edge” – a podcast for the brightest minds in higher education to hear from the change makers and rule breakers that are driving meaningful, impactful change for students, faculty, staff, and administrators across the country. Join award-winning education executive and your host, Brendan Aldrich, to hear from today’s industry leaders as they share the stories and experiences that are shaping forward-thinking institutions. From improving operations to supporting student success, this is where you’ll learn proven recommendations and actionable tips that will give you, “The Higher Edge”.

About the Host

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Brendan Aldrich

Founder, Invoke Learning

A higher education data innovations specialist, Brendan has held roles as the Chief Data Officer for the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, Chief Data Officer of Indiana's statewide community college, Ivy Tech, and Executive Director of Enterprise Information Management for City Colleges of Chicago.

In recent years, his work has been recognized as a top-three finalist in the global 2021 Snowflake Startup Challenge, in the 2018 AWS City-on-a-Cloud "Dream Big" Award category, Gartner's 2017 Data & Analytics Excellence Award for Self-Service Analytics, Hitachi Vantara's 2017 Excellence Award for Social Impact, and Campus Technology Magazine's 2014 Innovators Award for Administrative Systems.