John E. Vice II

VP, IT Operations and Chief Security Officer

John brings more than 20 years of education technology experience to Helix with a focus on application hosting, IT security and corporate productivity disciplines. Prior to Helix, John led high-performing technology teams at Pearson eCollege, building and supporting a global infrastructure of more than 300 educational platforms, including Pearson LearningStudio, MyLabs and Mastering and Fronter. In addition, John has evangelized the use of next-generation approaches to building high-quality educational applications such as hybrid cloud adoption, migrations from enterprise to open source technology stacks, ITIL process improvement, IT automation, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), DevOps and IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS).

Prior to joining Pearson, John was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force who as Chief, Internet Programs led the team that built and supported the first internet-based distance learning platform for the Air Command and Staff College.