CTO, DXtera Institute and EdSAFE AI Alliance
An internationally recognized leader in educational technology, DXtera's co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Jeff Merriman brings over thirty-five years of rich experience in educational innovation and collaborative leadership to the DXtera Institute. In his role as CTO, Jeff oversees technical strategy, design and development related to the DXtera consortium. His deep understanding of post-secondary information systems, along with a progressive architectural approach to scalable, extensible integration solutions, guides DXtera's technological path toward increasing digital integration and access. Jeff's career began as Director of Residential Computing at Stanford University in 1987, leading the effort to network all of Stanford's graduate and undergraduate residence halls. In 1998 he became Director of Academic Computing Technology and began to widen his focus to include issues of educational software infrastructure. In 2000, he joined MIT as Senior Strategist for Academic Computing and served as Executive Director of the Open Knowledge Initiative. Jeff has also served on the Board or Directors of the Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment, and for the Learning Curve Consortium, facilitating educational technology for K-12. Most recently, as Associate Director in MIT's Office of Digital Learning, Strategic Education Initiatives, Jeff oversaw Institutional and global projects, extending architectural approaches to educational innovation. This experience and work provides a foundation for the DXtera Institute to reimagine higher education information systems and next generation solutions.