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October 30, 2017

American University and Arizona State University Select HIGHER DIGITAL as Digital Transformation Partner

American University and Arizona State University Select HIGHER DIGITAL® as Digital Transformation Partner

Two leading universities are engaging edtech product management veterans to help deliver leading-edge services to faculty, staff, and students.

October 30, 2017—Tysons, Va— HIGHER DIGITAL®, a consulting firm that provides expert product management and digital transformation services, announces partnerships with American University and Arizona State University to provide product assessments and other strategic services.

Amidst shifting expectations by students, prospects, faculty, and staff, college and university leaders are recognizing the need to partner with digital transformation experts who can help position their institutions for future success and growth.

“We have entered a new era for the education CIO and the institutions they support, not unlike the decentralized disruption caused by the move from mainframes to PCs over 30 years ago,” says Dave Swartz, CIO of American University. “As new digital services pop up all over the campus, it is becoming challenging for the IT team to support and integrate these solutions to fully leverage the benefits we can derive from them. The selection of HIGHER DIGITAL to help us develop our digital strategy has been a great decision for our university. They helped us to identify gaps in our thinking and processes and chart a path forward that will help us to meet our long-run goals and objectives.”

HIGHER DIGITAL is following its Simplified Enterprise Agile™ (SEA) methodology in its work with American University and Arizona State University, which marries business vision with agile delivery to help innovation happen faster and more effectively. The business-first model simplifies the process of prioritization and communication from enterprise goals through product delivery, and:

  • Leverages current technology investments
  • Tightens alignment between leadership and development
  • Adapts to an organizations structure
  • Provides actionable and immediate impact

“We believe that for institutions to innovate and remain competitive, they have to embrace digital transformation as an organizational priority,” said Wayne Bovier, Founder and CEO, HIGHER DIGITAL. “Leaders at both American University and Arizona State University realize the untapped value that exists within their institutions and we’re thrilled to help them harness the full power of digital technology to create new solutions and revenue streams.”


HIGHER DIGITALTM is a global consulting company specializing in transformative processes, enabling organizations to create and deliver superior products and services. By leveraging the Simplified Enterprise AgileTM approach, HIGHER DIGITAL works with organizations around the world to create a clear and cohesive technology roadmap, helping bring their digital vision to life. For more information, visit


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