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Thursday, May 5
 

8:30am

Registration
Thursday May 5, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Outside of Freedom Ballroom

9:00am

Welcome Remarks: IN CTO Clinic Kickoff!
Speakers
avatar for Thomas Ashley

Thomas Ashley

CTO, HCCSC
| I am the dad of three beautiful teenage girls and a husband for 22 years. I became a Technology Director over eighteen years ago in Georgia after spending six years in the corporate world working in technology leadership and training. I have worked at Huntington County Community School Corporation since 2001. I hold a Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a Masters degree from the University of Illinois in Curriculum... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 9:00am - 9:15am
Freedom Ballroom

9:15am

Keynote #1: Taming the Digital Transformation Tiger
Houston ISD is in the third year of their digital transformation journey.  In his keynote Lenny Schad will discuss critical success factors any school system should consider prior to embarking on a digital transformation initiative.

Speakers
avatar for Lenny Schad

Lenny Schad

Lenny Schad has been in the technology field for 25 years.  During this time period, his career has taken him into many business sectors, where he has established a very successful leadership and management track record. His range of business sector experience includes hospitality, government, oil & gas, investment banking, and education.  Highlights of his career include managing and leading technology departments for the 1991... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Freedom Ballroom

10:30am

Sponsor Session #N1A: Absolute: Protect, Deter & Recover: The Three Keys to Creating a Safer Digital Learning Environment
Join us to learn how Absolute can help deliver a safer and more cost-effective digital learning experience while protecting your students and securing IT assets.

We’ll also discuss our Safe Schools program, a new addition to the Education offering that helps promote a safer school environment by providing custom safety awareness posters, anti-theft device stickers and comprehensive safety training for students and staff. The program also includes Absolute’s recovery services and Service Guarantee, meaning that if a device is stolen, our Investigations team (comprised of ex-Law Enforcement Officers) will work with local law enforcement to recover the device or provide compensation if the device is not recovered.

Speakers

Thursday May 5, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Salon A

10:30am

Sponsor Session #N1B: CDW.G- Hyper-Converged Infrastructure: Storage and Virtualization Made Simple

‘Data center infrastructure has gotten too complex.  Hyper-Convergence delivers a highly scalable, cost-effective infrastructure that is easy to manage.  Understand why and when your district should consider a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure in the data center.  Presented by Matt Kurtz, CDW Storage Solution Architect.’


Speakers
MK

Matt Kurtz

Storage Field Solution Architects


Thursday May 5, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Salon B

10:30am

Sponsor Session #N1C: FileWave- FileWave Update: Come see what’s new in FW Version 11 and how we continue to simplify management
Consulting Engineer & Trainer (Tony Wheeler) will take you through an overview of the updates within V11 while also demonstrating many of the core features found natively within the FileWave admin.  Come learn how FileWave continues to simplify management of all Windows, OS X, Droid, & iOS Devices.

Thursday May 5, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Salon C

10:30am

Sponsor Session #N1D: Google- Google for Education Panel

The Google for Education team is continuously iterating and learning form the feedback we get from our users.  In this panel moderated by Britton Picciolini, Google for Education Central Region Manager, we will hear from Indiana CTOs and learn about their efforts using technology in education. They will be sharing best practices and the latest classroom technology trends. 


Speakers

Thursday May 5, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Salon D

10:30am

Sponsor Session #N1E: Identity Automation- Doing More with Less: IDM in EDU
A growing user population, a growing inventory of resources, a growing demand for service levels...the only things not growing are your budget and staff. How can you meet the demand coming down the pipeline, and what is your plan for managing it? Learn how Identity Management can give you the flexibility to do more with the resources you have today.

Speakers
EC

Eric Capistran

Regional Sales Manager, Identity Automation


Thursday May 5, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Salon E

11:05am

Sponsor Session #N2A: Lenovo
Thursday May 5, 2016 11:05am - 11:35am
Salon A

11:05am

Sponsor Session #N2B: Nutanix
Thursday May 5, 2016 11:05am - 11:35am
Salon B

11:05am

Sponsor Session #N2C: SchoolDude- Simplifying Asset Management: Empowering Technology Pros
96% of faculty agree that technology plays a significant role in the classroom and $11.3 Billion is projected for IT spend across K-12 and higher education institutions this year. With these staggering numbers, effective strategies to better manage technology spend and IT assets at your institution are critical to ensure the IT department is successful. Learn tips for an effectively run IT Department, including how to streamline your help desk, asset monitoring and management, and mobile device management. 

This session will cover:

•       Trends and changes in classroom technology and how it impacts your institution
•       How to tackle increased technology and increased spend
•       Tips to ensure an efficient, productive team
•       Centralizing management of your IT assets
•       Streamlining your IT help desk so your team can spend more time focused on classroom technology
•        Automating your asset management to improve compliance, security and more

Speakers

Thursday May 5, 2016 11:05am - 11:35am
Salon C

11:05am

Sponsor Session #N2D: Samsung
Thursday May 5, 2016 11:05am - 11:35am
Salon D

11:05am

Sponsor Session #N2E: Sunesys
Thursday May 5, 2016 11:05am - 11:35am
Salon E

11:45am

Session #1B: Horizon Report
Which developments in technology are expected to impact K-12 schools over the next five years? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we develop effective solutions? These questions and similar inquiries regarding technology adoption and transforming teaching and learning steered the collaborative research and discussions of a body of 56 experts to produce the NMC Horizon Report "2015 K-12 Edition", in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). This session will include an overview of the process used to create the report, discussion of the 2015 findings, and some early findings from the 2016 study."

Speakers
avatar for Mike Jamerson

Mike Jamerson

Director of Technology, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
Strong proponent of Universal Design for Learning; 1:1 and LMS deployment


Thursday May 5, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm
Salon B

11:45am

Session #1C: The Making of a CTO

Technology leadership is a critical skill that every school district and superintendent needs in today’s educational environment. A skilled technology leader that is positioned to support the superintendent and the instructional process will determine the success or failure of most initiatives. In this interactive session you will receive a framework on how you can develop yourself as a CTO to be the resource that your district needs or to gain a better understanding of what to look for in your technology leader.


Speakers
avatar for Thomas Ashley

Thomas Ashley

CTO, HCCSC
| I am the dad of three beautiful teenage girls and a husband for 22 years. I became a Technology Director over eighteen years ago in Georgia after spending six years in the corporate world working in technology leadership and training. I have worked at Huntington County Community School Corporation since 2001. I hold a Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a Masters degree from the University of Illinois in Curriculum... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm
Salon C

11:45am

Session #1E: INCTO Fireside Chat
The Fireside Chat sessions are a chance to connect with your peers for focused informal conversations on topics that matter to Indiana CTO’s and District leadership. These sessions will be impromptu conversations, rather than prepared content. Come and share your experiences, ask questions, gain new perspective, and help develop powerful ideas in this unique opportunity for discussion.

Moderators
avatar for Karen Diggs

Karen Diggs

Director of Technology, North West Hendricks School Corporation
I started my career in business and transitioned to Education in 2001. I first served in Technology in the Wayne Township School Corporation and have served as Director of Technology at North West Hendricks School Corporation since July 2007. I am also an online instructor with the University of Phoenix. I was an original Indiana CTO Board Member and in the first “tester” group to earn the Certified Educational Technology Leader... Read More →

Thursday May 5, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm
Salon E

11:45am

Session #1D: IN Gold Sponsor Session- Netech: How about STEM in a BYOD Environment?
Many schools are finding the financial burden of 1 to 1 computing to be cost prohibitive. As the adoption of BYOD begins the trouble with STEM applications quickly follows. Learn in this short presentation how End-User Computing technology can help turn the tide for educators and students and provide tools to make STEM education a reality in your school. 

Thursday May 5, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm
Salon D

12:30pm

Lunch and a chat with the Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Speakers
avatar for Glenda Ritz

Glenda Ritz

Glenda Ritz has been an educator since 1978, and until her election in 2012 as the Superintendent of Public Instruction, she served as a Library Media Specialist at Crooked Creek Elementary School in Indianapolis, Indiana. | | Superintendent Ritz is a National Board Certified Teacher. She holds two masters degrees with licenses to teach elementary, middle and high school in the areas of special education, general education, and library... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Freedom Ballroom

12:45pm

Session #5D: CoSN National Initatives
Come learn about all the resources and services CoSN has to offer!

Speakers
avatar for Mike Jamerson

Mike Jamerson

Director of Technology, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
Strong proponent of Universal Design for Learning; 1:1 and LMS deployment


Thursday May 5, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Salon D

1:30pm

Session #2: Superintendent/CTO Round Table

The role of the CTO has changed over the past several years. No longer is the CTO just the “technology” person. CTOs are an important part of the corporate decision making processes, including various departments (finance, human resources, operations, technology, etc.). This interactive session will focus on what CTOs want their superintendents to know of these various traits, as well as let superintendents know that CTOs are expected to think creatively, be fiscally responsible, collaborate with principals, superintendents and teachers, and take risks. This session also will have the viewpoint of the superintendent and what they want from their CTO. Superintendents, CTOs, administrators, and others are encouraged to attend and interact during this lively session.


Speakers
avatar for Lenny Schad

Lenny Schad

Lenny Schad has been in the technology field for 25 years.  During this time period, his career has taken him into many business sectors, where he has established a very successful leadership and management track record. His range of business sector experience includes hospitality, government, oil & gas, investment banking, and education.  Highlights of his career include managing and leading technology departments for the 1991... Read More →
avatar for Rob Tidrow

Rob Tidrow

Chief Operations Officer, Richmond Community Schools
For the last eight years, Rob Tidrow has worked for Richmond Community Schools. For six years, he was the Technology Coordinator, and for the past two years he has served as the Chief Operations Officer. In this current capacity, Rob manages multiple departments, including technology, facilities, food service, transportation, and security. He has a unique view of how multiple departments work together and how technology can be used for the... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Freedom Ballroom

2:45pm

Session #3B: 015 Team Award Recipient - 10X Thinking: How to Inspire Change through Collaboration, Experiences, Leading, and Learning
Moderators
avatar for Adela Dickey

Adela Dickey

Director of Technology, Northwest Allen County Schools

Speakers
MS

Matt Sprout

Franklin Community Schools


Thursday May 5, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Salon B

2:45pm

Session #3C: Buffer is Full: Managing the Overflow

Do you ever finish a day’s work and realize that you never even started on the project that you intended to complete in the first hour?  Have you ever compared how you spend your workdays to how your job description implies those days should be spent?  Use this session to review and share tips for managing the daily grind of your overflowing inbox, Dilbert-worthy meeting commitments, paperwork that defies the promised paperless office, and endless to-do lists.


Speakers
DC

Don Chase

Director of Technology, Southwest Allen County Schools
avatar for Adela Dickey

Adela Dickey

Director of Technology, Northwest Allen County Schools



Thursday May 5, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Salon C

2:45pm

Session #3E: INCTO Fireside Chat

The Fireside Chat sessions are a chance to connect with your peers for focused informal conversations on topics that matter to Indiana CTO’s and District leadership. These sessions will be impromptu conversations, rather than prepared content. Come and share your experiences, ask questions, gain new perspective, and help develop powerful ideas in this unique opportunity for discussion.


Speakers

Thursday May 5, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Salon E

2:45pm

Session #3D: IN Gold Sponsor- ENA: Designing and Deploying 21st Century Connectivity

The advent of personal learning devices has made robust and reliable access a must-have in today’s schools. Simply adding more APs isn't the solution. From assessment and design to implementation and activation, we'll share how ENA Professional Services can help you assess your current and future Wi-Fi/LAN coverage and capacity needs. 


Thursday May 5, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Salon D
 
Friday, May 6
 

8:00am

Registration
Friday May 6, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Outside of Freedom Ballroom

8:30am

Keynote #2: Becoming a Lifelong Learner
Take a journey with college student, Travis Allen, and learn what it means to be a lifelong learner. This concept has an entirely new definition in today's Information Age and it requires us to create new skills while at the same time, embracing our inner student. Discover how schools, teachers, and the students themselves unintentionally obstruct their own path for the best possible education. And, most importantly, learn how to cultivate the right environment to break past these barriers.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Allen

Travis Allen

President and Founder, iSchool Initiative
Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 40 states and 8 countries... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am
Freedom Ballroom

10:00am

Session #4A: Top 10 Barriers for Mobile in the Classroom

There have been many consistent challenges that schools face as they move towards a 1:1 or BYOD environment. It takes more than just putting tablets in the classroom to create a successful learning environment. You have to build the right infrastructure, create a solid vision, and most importantly, create the right culture. In this session, we will discuss best practices and how to overcome some of the biggest barriers in your mobile deployment. 


Speakers
avatar for Travis Allen

Travis Allen

President and Founder, iSchool Initiative
Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 40 states and 8 countries... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Reagan

10:00am

Session #4B: Safeguarding Against Ransomware

Ransomware is becoming the crime of choice for cybercriminals to extort money from corporations, as well as individuals. It is not about stealing your data and sharing it with the world. It is not about privacy. On the contrary, your data is still residing on your system. It is about locking you out of your own system and data until you pay a ransom, and there is nothing you can do about it. It sounds unreal, but it is true. The best defense when it comes to Ransomware is offense. We’ll collaboratively discuss our experiences and best practices defined in article CoSN has developed that describes what Ransomware is and how you can defend your organization from this serious threat before it happens to you. 


Speakers

Friday May 6, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Kennedy

11:05am

Indiana Sponsor Session #I1A: DyKnow- Making Decisions with Student Data
Access to relevant data helps us make better decisions. DyKnow Cloud provides student technology behavior data to teachers and administrators to keep devices useful for learning.

Speakers
MB

Mark Branigan

Solutions Consultant for DyKnow


Friday May 6, 2016 11:05am - 11:20am
Reagan

11:05am

11:05am

Indiana Sponsor Session #I1D: Edmentum- Content and Integration- How do you provide Indiana Standards based content for your teachers and students in a cost-effective and easy to use manner?

Hear more  about how Edmentum works with over 600 schools in Indiana to provide program support K-12 with the intent of supporting the curriculum component of a 1:1 or BYOD environment.  

Come see how Edmentum is shaping our technology roadmap to best integrate digital content into your curriculum.


Speakers

Friday May 6, 2016 11:05am - 11:20am
Salon D

11:05am

Indiana Sponsor Session #I1E: School Messenger- Effectively integrate your school website, notification, and mobile app services

Increasingly, quick and reliable communication to the entire school community is a necessity, using methods that staff, parents, and students expect in their everyday lives. SchoolMessenger’s platform is trusted by 55,000 schools – that’s over half of all U.S. schools. Learn how school systems large and small are unifying their communications with three key communications products: SchoolMessenger Presence, the district website and content management system; SchoolMessenger CustomApp, the custom mobile app solution to connect districts with parents and community members on mobile devices; and SchoolMessenger Communicate, the robust and scalable notification service to quickly alert large groups through secure voice, text, email, and push notifications.


Friday May 6, 2016 11:05am - 11:20am
Salon E

11:05am

Indiana Sponsor Session #I1B: Matrix Integration- Riding the Wave: A Guide to Storage Architecture Options

The Shared Storage market is a raging sea of buzz words, mergers, acquisitions, startups and new ideas. Join storage solutions expert Chris Martin and Matrix Integration to understand what is real and what is hype. You will gain knowledge in areas such as Software Defined Storage, Hyper-Converged, Hybrid Storage and the future of the traditional SAN.


Speakers
CM

Chris Martin

Matrix Integration Group


Friday May 6, 2016 11:05am - 11:40am
Kennedy

11:25am

Indiana Sponsor Session #I2A:
Friday May 6, 2016 11:25am - 11:40am
Reagan

11:25am

Indiana Sponsor Session #I2C: Learning.com- Indiana’s NEW K-8 Computer Science Standards

On April 15th, new content standards were released which schools are to begin addressing this coming fall. Learn how schools across the state are already providing this instruction directly to their students via existing staff.


Speakers

Friday May 6, 2016 11:25am - 11:40am
Salon C

11:40am

Lunch
Friday May 6, 2016 11:40am - 12:10pm
Freedom Ballroom

12:10pm

IN CTO Council Business Meeting
Speakers
avatar for Thomas Ashley

Thomas Ashley

CTO, HCCSC
| I am the dad of three beautiful teenage girls and a husband for 22 years. I became a Technology Director over eighteen years ago in Georgia after spending six years in the corporate world working in technology leadership and training. I have worked at Huntington County Community School Corporation since 2001. I hold a Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a Masters degree from the University of Illinois in Curriculum... Read More →
avatar for Adela Dickey

Adela Dickey

Director of Technology, Northwest Allen County Schools


Friday May 6, 2016 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Freedom Ballroom

12:45pm

Session #5A: Building a Culture for 21st Century Learning

You can put as much technology as you want in the classroom but it doesn't mean change will happen. If your teachers, students and parents are not bought in, then your initiative will not succeed. Learn about how to cultivate the right culture around technology adoption.


Speakers
avatar for Travis Allen

Travis Allen

President and Founder, iSchool Initiative
Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 40 states and 8 countries... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Reagan

12:45pm

Session #5B: IDOE eLearning Update
What’s New in eLearning!

If you haven’t tuned in to the news from the IDOE’s Office of eLearning this year-you’ve missed a lot!  Join Candice Dodson and Jason Bailey as they share some highlights, resources, and collaborative projects which are helping to transform teaching and learning in Indiana.  They’ll get you up to date, and connected to ongoing opportunities for expanding your learning.

Speakers
avatar for Candice Dodson

Candice Dodson

Director of eLearning, IDOE Office of eLearning
Candice Dodson, Director of eLearning, and Jason Bailey, Senior eLearning Strategist, are members of the IDOE Office of eLearning. Together with the rest of their team, they are working to connect great ideas for technology infused classrooms, to support new learning models for schools, and to provide leadership in digital innovation for Indiana. Both are former teachers, technology specialists, and district administrators.


Friday May 6, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Kennedy

12:45pm

Session #5E: INCTO Fireside Chat
The Fireside Chat sessions are a chance to connect with your peers for focused informal conversations on topics that matter to Indiana CTO’s and District leadership. These sessions will be impromptu conversations, rather than prepared content. Come and share your experiences, ask questions, gain new perspective, and help develop powerful ideas in this unique opportunity for discussion.

Moderators
Friday May 6, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Salon E

2:00pm

Session #6A: COSN CETL Overview

For K-12 education technology leaders, earning the CETL® certification will demonstrate to your staff, superintendent, and other stakeholders that you have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to define the vision for and successfully build 21st century learning environments in your school district. During this session we’ll explore the Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO, consider some case studies, and discuss together methods used by skilled CTO’s.  


Speakers

Friday May 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reagan

2:00pm

Session #6B: Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plans
One of the biggest responsibilities of a CTO is protecting the district’s systems and data, but it is also one of the easiest to neglect as daily tasks consume your day.  What happens when disaster hits and a building is no longer available to be used.  Join this informal discussion about disaster recovery plans, sharing how each district is handling this important area. 

Moderators
Friday May 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kennedy

2:00pm

Session #6C: Technology Staff Leadership

Once a tech department expands beyond a single person, the CTO has to manage people in addition to the technology issues.  Building a strong department requires good hiring decisions, proper methods of sharing the department vision and practices, and even better processes for ensuring that the culture remains on track to accomplish everything the district demands.  Use this session to review and share techniques for leading your tech team.


Speakers
DC

Don Chase

Director of Technology, Southwest Allen County Schools
avatar for Adela Dickey

Adela Dickey

Director of Technology, Northwest Allen County Schools



Friday May 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon C

2:00pm

Session #6E: INCTO Fireside Chat
The Fireside Chat sessions are a chance to connect with your peers for focused informal conversations on topics that matter to Indiana CTO’s and District leadership. These sessions will be impromptu conversations, rather than prepared content. Come and share your experiences, ask questions, gain new perspective, and help develop powerful ideas in this unique opportunity for discussion.

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Ashley

Thomas Ashley

CTO, HCCSC
| I am the dad of three beautiful teenage girls and a husband for 22 years. I became a Technology Director over eighteen years ago in Georgia after spending six years in the corporate world working in technology leadership and training. I have worked at Huntington County Community School Corporation since 2001. I hold a Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a Masters degree from the University of Illinois in Curriculum... Read More →

Friday May 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon E

2:00pm

Session #6D: IN Platinum Sponsor- Matrix Integration- For Whom the Bell Tolls: A Guide to IT Security Posture
When will the bell chime for thee? Security breaches are no longer a game, they are a credible threat. Join security experts Jeffrey Hughes, Chris Martin and Matrix Integration to discuss what steps you must take to minimize your risk. You will gain knowledge in areas such as Next Generation Firewall, Unified Threat Management, End User Protection, and Hardening of the Attack Surface.

Speakers
JH

Jeffrey Hughes

Matrix Integration
CM

Chris Martin

Matrix Integration Group


Friday May 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon D

3:05pm

Closing/Door Prizes
Friday May 6, 2016 3:05pm - 3:30pm
Freedom Ballroom