The 2016 Indiana CTO Clinic will provide tremendous benefit by opening avenues of sharing and learning with your fellow technology and other district leaders. We have carefully selected sessions that will expand your vision about technology leadership. These include an opening keynote on May 5th by Lenny Schad the Chief Information Technology Officer for the nation’s 7th largest school district – Houston ISD and author of “Bring Your Own Learning: Transform Instruction with any Device”. Travis Allen, a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom, will deliver the second day keynote on May 6th. Travis is quickly becoming one of the most influential leaders of the emerging digital learning movement.
This year we have also included sessions that will examine the importance of leadership and the critical partnership between the Superintendent and the technology leader in districts today. There will be panels that focus on that leadership partnership with time to discuss and ask questions. There are sessions that provide expanded time for groups to work together and brainstorm to solve current issues and challenges.
Please continue to look at our conference website for updates on the constantly evolving list of sessions. Additional sessions on the latest threats facing schools today will be announced soon.
The Indiana CTO Council wants to thank our great group of local and national sponsors without whose support this great networking and learning opportunity would not be possible. Be sure to meet with the sponsors who will be here at the clinic exhibiting their latest, cutting-edge products and services. A special thanks to Matrix Integration and ENA for being Platinum and Gold Indiana Sponsors.
We trust you will find this day filled with opportunities to learn and expand your leadership. Again, welcome to the 2016 Indiana CTO Clinic.
2015 Indiana CTO Council Chair
Lenny Schad, Chief Information Technology Officer for the nation’s 7th largest school district – Houston ISD, has been in the technology field for 25 years. His career has spanned both the private and public sectors. Mr. Schad has worked in K-12 since 2003 successfully leading implementations of BYOD and 1:1 in Katy ISD and Houston ISD respectively.