Lenny Schad, one of the most prominent voices in K12 technology leadership, is District Administration’s chief information and innovation officer.
Device collection is the first of three key steps to ensure equitable distribution in the coming school year. The first thing that must be done is to identify who got devices and what if any tracking system or spreadsheet was utilized in the distribution process.
Government, telecom companies, the business community and school districts must work together to overcome significant obstacles, says Lenny Schad, chief information and innovation officer of District Administration, and former CIO for Houston ISD.
While the number of cyber incidents is on the rise, there is still a portion of school leadership who believe they are somehow less of a target and therefore don’t have to spend as much time and resources on cybersecurity as the “big” districts. That is not true.
Partnering with the IT team to celebrate achievements, review targets, and address the new year’s goals and expectations are key to success, says Lenny Schad, District Administration’s chief information and innovation officer and technology editor-at-large.
5G is the next generation of wireless service. It is designed to keep up with the staggering proliferation of devices needing a mobile internet connection. It will offer faster download speeds and reduced power requirements. Of course, this additional speed and functionality comes with an increased cost.
In 2019, DA’s Chief Information Officer Summits will focus on “The Changing Role of the CIO.” The next summit, to be held July 22-24 in Chicago, features a powerhouse lineup of speakers who will provide practical leadership and strategic practices that you can take back to your district.
Technology department budgets are often among the highest in school systems and the most misunderstood. The technology budget contains items that are critical to not only education but also to the business side of the school system.