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  • Katie Blot
    Katie Blot is the senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development for Blackboard. In this capacity, she drives the strategic planning process and helps set the direction for the company in order to fulfill our mission of reimagining education. Katie and her organization are focused on assessing and evaluating industry trends, engaging with the education and education technology communities in meaningful ways and identifying and executing strategic partnerships.

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  • Mark Strassman
    Mark Strassman is senior vice president of industry and product management for Blackboard. Mark oversees the company's product and integrated portfolio strategy and roadmap to make sure that Blackboard continues to build solutions that delight educators and their students.

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  • Jon Kolko
    Jon Kolko is Vice President of Design at Blackboard, and the Founder and Director of Austin Center for Design. His work focuses on bringing the power of design to social enterprises, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and large-scale industry disruption. He has worked extensively with both startups and Fortune 500 clients, and he's most interested in humanizing educational technology. His latest book is "Well Designed: How to use Empathy to Create Products People Love", published by Harvard Business Review Press.

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  • Matthew Small
    Matthew Small is president, International for Blackboard. In this capacity, Matt is responsible for sales, marketing and operations to support the company's global growth outside North America. Matt also leads the company's corporate and business development functions.

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