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Fall Meeting 2016

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Scott Muri

Scott R. Muri became the Superintendent of Schools in Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD) on July 1, 2015, leading SBISD to become one of the first Districts of Innovation in Texas. Immediately prior to joining SBISD, Dr. Muri served as the Deputy Superintendent of Academics for Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Muri also held leadership roles in North Carolina’s Charlotte- Mecklenburg School District including Chief Information Officer as well as Area and Zone Superintendent.

Dr. Muri also served in Celebration, FL, for more than a decade as technology leader and administrator at Disney’s Celebration School. Early in his career, he also served as a high school principal and teacher, where he became one of the first National Board Certified Teachers in the country.

Dr. Muri believes that every child is an individual learner and that the teacher-student equation is most effective when learning is personalized to meet the unique needs of every child. Dr. Muri also strongly believes in the importance of a great teacher in every learning environment and a great principal leading every school. 

Dr. Muri graduated with a bachelor’s degree in intermediate education and middle school education from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. He earned his doctorate in educational leadership from Wingate University in Matthews, NC, and holds a master’s degree in public school administration from Stetson University in Deland, FL. He has conducted master’s level work in public school administration at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

Program Agenda




7:30 – 8:00am

Breakfast & Networking


8:00 – 8:20am

Welcome and Announcements

Lewis Wynn, Chair

Alice Owen, TX K-12 CTO Council

Seth Hansen, Midway ISD

8:20 – 8:30am

 Creating a Safer Digital Learning Environment  

Lynn Phears, Network Security Manager, Mansfield ISD

8:30 – 9:15am

KeynotePersonalized Learning

Presentation Link

Dr. Scott Muri
Superintendent, Spring Branch ISD

9:15 – 9:30am

 Table TalkWhat are some best practices in your district to personalize learning?



9:30 – 10:00am

 Taming the SSO Dragon



Matt Frey, Plano ISD

Jan Mills, Classlink

10:00 – 10:15am

Break & Networking



10:15 – 10:45am

Cameras in SPED Classrooms

Presentation Link

Victor Valdez, CTO, Pflugerville ISD

Marianna Leybovich, CEO, LENSEC

10:45 – 11:20am

 Table Talk -What have you done to prepare for cameras in SpEd classrooms?


11:20am – 11:30am

The Challenges of Migrating to Multi-Gig Filtering

Jason Green, Manager Strategic Partnerships & Accounts - ContentKeeper Technologies

11:30am – 12:20pm

Lunch & Networking



12:20 – 12:30pm

Huawei Education Solutions - Knowledge Anytime, Anywhere


Tom Yarbrough, Huawei Enterprise USA, Inc.

12:30 -1:15pm


Future Ready Schools

Presentation Link

Karen Fuller, CTO, Klein ISD

Jenny McGowan, Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, Klein ISD

Diane Borreson, Hayes CISD

1:15 – 1:30pm

Table TalkWhat are you doing in your district to get your district future ready?



1:30 – 2:00pm

Digital Citizenship



Gail Marlin, Director of Technology Services, Mansfield ISD

2:00 – 2:15pm

Break & Networking



2:15 – 2:25pm

Digital Transformation in Education

Brad Shive, Principal, Office of the Federation, Dell EMC

2:25 – 3:00pm

Next Generation Metro Networks

Presentation Link

Venu Rao, CIO, Spring Branch ISD

Wes Hargrove, Spring Branch ISD


3:00 – 3:20pm

Table TalkWhat have you done to protect your district from DDoS attacks?


3:20 – 3:30pm

Success and Tribulation in Migrating 60,000 Devices to LANDESK in Summer 2016

Larry Barrios, CyFair ISD

Johnny Chen, Prime Systems

Don Landers, LANDESK

3:30 – 4:30pm

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