Event Type: 
CTO Clinics

2014 Texas CTO Clinic

State Chapter Sponsor: 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 to Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Texas CTO Clinic. 

The Texas CTO Clinic brought together leaders from around the state to discuss crucial developments in education technology. Topics ranged from classroom-level innovations to the political climate and beyond, offering something for everyone!

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  • CTO Boot Camp, Kevin Schwartz and Frankie Jackson
  • Tuesday General Session, Frankie Jackson
  • State of the Organization, Alice Owen
Keynote Speaker: Jim Stikeleather, Executive Strategist & Chief Innovation Officer, Dell Services
In Jim's capacity at Dell, he enables, facilitates, and accelerates new technologies, business models, and processes to address evolving business, economic, and social forces for the company and customers. While he currently focuses on innovation, new business model generation, and evolving models of management, for more than 40 years, he has designed, developed, and implemented award-winning information and communications technologies that help businesses and institutions succeed as well as starting and growing multiple companies. He has spoken and consulted internationally on digital infrastructures and evaluation of emerging technologies and provided strategic guidance on their application to achieve business outcomes. He participates in international technology standards bodies. He is the author of 2 books, with additional book and industry-article contributions to his credit. He is a regular blogger for Harvard Business Review. He advises a number of university and technology incubators. Additionally, Jim holds two patents. Jim came to Dell via Perot Systems and Meadwestvaco. 


Panel Discussion: Broadband Equity

Moderator: Denise Atkinson-Shorey, e-Luminosity and CoSN
Denise Atkinson-Shorey has served in a variety of leadership roles: running a statewide broadband initiative, managing regional technical organizations, national consultancies, successful grant writing, public policy advocacy, nonprofit board work, and corporate sector expertise. Twice she was recognized by her peers for Outstanding Technology Leadership and is a former Board Member for the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and for Colorado Association for Leaders of Education Technology (CALET). Ms Atkinson-Shorey was personally responsible for securing statewide grant funding of more than $100 million dollars in capital funds to more than 150 communities. In 2009, Denise founded e-Luminosity to address the need for third party neutral expertise in education technology design, development of high capacity networks for community anchor institutions, utilizing strategic partnerships, and ensuring the long term viability of projects. Denise Atkinson-Shorey is a senior telecommunications, technology, and education professional with over 30 years of success at the local, state, and national levels, focusing on scalability, sustainability, advocacy, and strategic partnerships.


  • Polly Gifford, EPS Inc. and CoSN (SEND)
  • Don Shirley, Connected Texas
  • Katherine Messier, Mobile Beacon
  • Michael Flood, Kajeet
  • George Kanuck, Macheen
Hotel and Travel: 

There are many excellent hotels near the Pickle Research Center; please make a reservation at the hotel of your choice. Nearby hotels include:

11601 Domain Drive
9505 Stonelake Blvd
9721 Arboretum Blvd
11301 Domain Drive