Education IT leaders continue to be challenged by declining budgets, rapidly changing technology and increasing demands to deliver platforms for 21st century teaching and learning. In this current environment, a growing number of IT professionals in education and government are leveraging next generation technologies like virtualization, collaboration, mobility and video to transform their organizations.
We’ll be sharing these best practices during the National Townhall, Celebrating how the Public Sector Connects, Innovates and Saves on March 1st at 11 AM, U.S. Pacific Time. Education speakers include:
Garry Lough, Communications Director for the Idaho Education Network (IEN), a statewide, private education network connecting all high schools to institutions of higher education. The IEN also installed over 200 video endpoints, added bridging capabilities, scheduling software and content servers to support school use.
Scott Smith, Chief Technology Officer for the award-winning Mooresville Graded School District, one of the only public school systems in the nation to issue laptops to every child grades 3-12. This “Digital Conversion” initiative has seen outstanding results in decreased dropouts and suspensions, increased attendance, and increased End of Course and End of Grade test scores, while moving the district into a digital teaching and learning environment.
Important topics that will be discussed include:
- How cross-architecture solutions are delivering a superior IT experience across a distributed and collaborative IT infrastructure
- How to employ an architectural approach to provide the highest levels of services, while lowering capital and operational expenses
- How Public Sector Organization are overcoming the challenges posed by obsolete infrastructure and technology inertia by modernizing their IT networks and applications as a way to better connect individuals, innovate new solutions and save human and financial capital
We hope you will join us on March 1st. Please visit the event website to register and for more information.