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Al Issa

Al Issa

Al Issa is the chief technology officer for VitalSource. In this role, Al leads the engineering team at VitalSource, which oversees the research, development, testing, and operations of the company's software systems. Prior to coming to VitalSource, Al held leadership roles at, Bell Laboratories, Medfusion, SITA, Flashpoint Technologies, and other leading companies.

Listed as an inventor on several U.S. patents, he received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Florida International University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology.

Recent Posts from Al Issa


What You Need to Know about Content Security

March 9, 2021 • 3 minute read

The demand for digital learning materials and online modalities is growing, and this rapid digital expansion can jeopardize content integrity and security. Publishers’...

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What You Need to Know About Privacy and Security

May 14, 2020 • 3 minute read

In the wake of sweeping campus closures due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are seeing a rapid move to digital learning and with it a wave of questions about students’ privacy and data...

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The Iceberg Underneath the Tip

June 6, 2017 • 2 minute read

Putting digital educational materials in front of a student is now an important part of the education landscape. It’s taken for granted. But, delivering material to students is...


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