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Brandt Redd

Brandt Redd

Visiting Professor

Brandt Redd is a visiting professor of IT & Cybersecurity at Brigham Young University. Concurrently he is pursuing a PhD in Computing at the University of Utah. He occasionally consults for student assessment organizations.

Brandt Redd is an experienced CTO, Entrepreneur, and Software Engineer with more than 25 years’ experience leading the IT teams at startup organizations. Professor Redd previously served as CTO at the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and, prior to that, as Senior Technology Officer for Education at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a recognized authority in Learning Technology Strategy with expertise in student assessment, personalized learning, competency-based learning, applied cryptography, databases, data security, networking, and data standards. He is the past secretary to the IEEE Learning Technology Standards consortium and continues to serve with the leadership board. He created and coordinates the directory of learning technology standards.

His experience includes serving as CTO, chief scientist, senior software engineer, and DBA. He co-founded two successful software companies, Agilix Labs and Folio Corporation. He was the first Chief Scientist at He is co-inventor of three patents. He has a BS in computer science and an MBA, both from BYU.

He teaches classes in web technologies, computer architecture, and serves as a capstone coach.