John Sumpter

Programme lead, leadership and culture

My blog posts

Understanding the Challenges

John reflects on the upcoming Digital Leaders Programme and the development of a session that looks at how digital leaders can approach challenges... >>

Inspiring learning blog


John is responsible for the leadership and culture agenda and the digital leaders program at Jisc, which enables like-minded people and organisations to better adapt to technological change.


John is a senior fellow (AdvanceHE) and holds a Masters in Online & Distance Education from The Open University. For more than a decade, John has influenced digital-driven change at international, national, and government levels. Working with high-level executives to help them establish and implement change management digital strategies, as well as to improve the company's commercial performance. Previous responsibilities have included leading organisations, departments, and teams to implement digital transformation while connecting academia and technology. John has also served as a keynote speaker at international conferences in the UK, USA, Germany and South America.

Previous international work includes:

Many of my publications and presentations can be downloaded from my website and via my Twitter account - @sumpterjohn.


VLE review report 2020
Co-authored this report analysing the VLE reviews we completed with our members. 
Read my related blog post, 'VLE success is not about tech, it’s about practice and people'.