Linda Feng

Vice President of Architecture

Desire2Learn (D2L)

Linda Feng is currently Vice President of Architecture at D2L (Desire2Learn), a leading learning platform company at the heart of the largest transformation to modernize education and the Future of Work. 

Ms. Feng comes to D2L from Unicon, where she focused on providing strategic consulting to leading institutions, major publishers and edtech companies related to integrations and learning analytics. She has helped design infrastructure and data processes for large scale learning analytics implementation, and provided subject matter expertise for major publishers and edtech companies related to implementations involving IMS standards such as Edu-API, Learning Information Services (LIS), OneRoster, LTI and Caliper. Most recently, she has helped several education institutions to design and build an analytics pipeline using AWS as well as Google Cloud Platform with Canvas Data and Canvas Live Events.

Ms. Feng has authored articles as well as spoken at numerous education technology conferences, such as EDUCAUSE, ELI (Educause Learning Institution), IMS Global's Learning Impact and OpenApereo, on topics ranging from student data integration and data privacy initiatives, to data pipelines and key innovations in learning analytics infrastructure. 

Ms. Feng was formerly a Senior Product Manager with Instructure, focused on Platform Strategy and Standards. Prior to Instructure, Ms. Feng has over 20 years of experience in database server and applications product development at Oracle, most recently serving as Software Architect in Oracle's Student Products Division. During that time, she served as co-chair of the IMS Global Learning Initiative Learning Information Services Working Group, helping to bring a new Enterprise interoperability standard to market. Ms. Feng has also guided numerous application development projects ranging from Oracle Public Sector Financials to Oracle Student Systems. Early in her career at Oracle, she successfully managed the development of Oracle's Spatial Data Option technology, integrating it into the Oracle 7 server architecture. Her work with this project earned her a patent for multidimensional indexing techniques present in Oracle's Spatial Cartridge today.