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Wednesday, May 17 • 9:00am - 10:15am
General Session: Creating the Future EdTech Ecosystem Together Lightning Talks

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The plenary sessions will be presented by recognized industry leaders through a series of vibrant 15-minute lightning talks focused on this year's theme of Creating the Future EdTech Ecosystem Together. Speakers will share their perspectives about what is needed to enable the future of education faster and how their organization is helping to accelerate progress.

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Tim Beekman

President and Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage
Timothy R. Beekman, President & Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage, was founder of Dynacom, Inc., and a partner/owner of the former SAFARI Technologies, Inc. Mr. Beekman holds a BSEE from Western Michigan University and a First Class Broadcast License. He was honored as “Fellow of the... Read More →
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Ken Brooks

COO, Macmillan Learning
Mr. Brooks is Chief Operating Officer of Macmillan Learning where his responsibilities include the development, production and manufacturing of textbooks and learning solutions in print and digital formats. Prior to Macmillan he was senior vice president, global supply chain management at McGraw-Hill Education where he managed inventory management, manufacturing, customer service, distribution, transportation and prepress vendor management internationally. Before that, Ken was senior vice president, global production and manufacturing services at Cengage Learning. Over the course of his career, Ken has founded digital services companies both in the US and abroad; a public domain publishing imprint; and a distribution-center based print-on-demand operation and has worked in trade, professional, higher education and K-12 publishing sectors. He has held several senior management positions in publishing, including vice president of digital content at Barnes... Read More →
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Rick Johnson

VP of Product Strategy, VitalSource
Rick Johnson is the Vice President of Product Strategy, and one of the founders of Vital Source Technologies, Inc.  Vital Source, a division of the Ingram Content Group, is the maker of Bookshelf®, the most widely used platform for delivery of electronic textbooks in the world.  ... Read More →
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Keith Krueger

CEO, CoSN
Keith R. Krueger is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 school system technology leaders in North America.  CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging lea... Read More →
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Serena Sacks

CIO, Fulton County Schools
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Anthony Salcito

Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft
In his role leading the worldwide execution of Microsoft’s vision for education, Anthony Salcito works to help empower educators and inspire students to achieve more. He aims to transform the way we learn with the support of the best technology to help build critical skills for the modern, global workplace. Salcito joined Microsoft in 1992, spending his early years at the company architecting high profile product launches for Windows NT and Windows 95. He is involved with a variety of outreach projects; has served on the board of directors for Stevens Institute of Technology WebCampus, and currently serves on the boards of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Junior Achievement of Washington, the European Foundation for Management Development, the National Community Education Association and Western Governors... Read More →
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Lenny Schad

Houston ISD
Lenny Schad has been in the technology field for 25 years.  During that time period his career has taken him into many business sectors where he’s established a very successful leadership and management track record.   His range of business sector experience includes hospitality, government, oil... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Grand Ballroom

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