New York State CTO/CIO Clinic

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Marriott Hotel - Wolf Road 
Albany, NY


The role of leadership in technology has changed over the years.  In education, when technology leaders get it right, it's like catching lightning in a bottle. It becomes one of the most treasured elements to transform the staff's experience from one that drains and discourages, to one that energizes and empowers. Omaha Public Schools has been on a multi-year journey that has brought about drastic changes in terms of students' access to technology tools and how teachers use those tools with students. Come learn about the impact of this transformation, the twists and turns, what we've learned, and where we are heading.
Presenter:  Rob Dickson, Executive Director, Omaha Public Schools
9:30 – 9:45 AM           Coffee Break with Exhibitors
9:45 – 10:30 AM         Today’s Ed Tech Leaders – Navigating Rapid Changes
Industries throughout the world are undergoing an unprecedented pace of change as technology, data, and social conditions alter the status quo.  Intel will share their insights on the forces and challenges of navigating these changes for their workforce, culture, and the long-term implications for students and education.
Presenter: Rick Herrmann, Director, Intel Americas Public Sector Region
10:30 – 11:00 AM       Sponsor Showcase Sessions
11:15 – 12:00 PM        The K-12 CIO Agenda:  Mastering the New Role of the CIO

Gartner's annual CIO Agenda surveys CIOs from around the globe on the issues most pressing in technology today.  The K-12 education slice of this data highlights the challenges facing education CIOs today, and how these reflect the changing role of the CIO for the future.  Learn what those changes are, and how you can master them for success.
Presenter: Dr. Kelly Calhoun Williams, Research Vice President, Education, Gartner
12:00 – 12:45 PM        Networking Luncheon
12:50 – 1:20 PM          Sponsor Showcase Sessions
1:30 – 2:25 PM            Leadership Panel – The Next Big Thing
Hear from leaders across several education sectors as they talk about their vision for the future and where technology fits in each of their unique organizations as well as what effect it will have on the education community.
Panelist:  Dr. Debby Baker, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Brighton CSD
Panelist:  Rob Dickson, Executive Director, Omaha Public Schools
Panelist:  Samantha Adams Becker, COSN
Panelist:  Rick Herrmann, Director, Intel Americas Public Sector Region
2:30 – 3:00 PM            Driving K-12 Innovation: Come Along for the Ride!
Learn about a new series of CoSN edtech resources designed to help school leaders make smart decisions about technology. CoSN’s experience with the NMC/CoSN Horizon Report > K-12 Edition and deep insights into the K-12 community have informed the conception of a new series of publications -- Driving K-12 Innovation. The project findings will be organized into three short reports to be released throughout the year in an easy-to-use-format, along with a toolkit to help schools put big ideas into action. With the first report due out late Fall, participants will get a sneak peek of the advisory board's progress and a summary of K-12 megatrends that will impact every facet of teaching and learning.
Presenter: Samantha Adams Becker, COSN