Winter Meeting

Keynote Speaker - Steve Smith - CIO Cambridge Public Schools

Mr. Steve Smith, has twenty+ years of CIO/CTO experience in both rural and urban, large and small, school districts in New England, the last ten years as CIO of Cambridge Public Schools. Recently Mr. Smith has spent a great deal of time navigating student privacy issues. He has represented both Maine and Massachusetts on the National Forum on Education Statistics and has contributed to Forum's Education Data Privacy, Civil Rights Data Reporting, Longitudinal Data Systems, SCED Working Group, Virtual Education, Facilities Data Management, Technology Suite, and Metadata working groups. In addition, Mr. Smith is contributing member to the CoSN Trusted Learning Environment project as well as the founder of the Student Data Privacy Consortium.

Keynote Address - Student Data Privacy: What’s Required & How the Student Data Privacy Consortium Provides Tactical Solutions

What are the basic requirements of the major student privacy laws; FERPA, PPRA, COPPA, HIPPA, & CIPA? What are the operational impacts of each of these requirements on day-to-day policies and procedures at the district level? The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) is designed to assist districts in addressing day-to-day operational issues around meeting student data privacy concerns and requirements. The SDPC is growing quickly with thousands of districts, state agencies and vendors represented, with alliances being formed in 16+ states. Current projects include; A Common Contracting Framework, Digital Tools Governance, and "Connected Privacy".

Program Agenda




7:30 – 8:00am

Breakfast & Networking


8:00 – 8:20am

Welcome and Announcements

  • Join a committee!
  • Update your COSN membership info
  • Join website groups

Adam Feind, Chair

Alice Owen, TX K-12 CTO Council

Seth Hansen, TX K-12 CTO Council

8:20 - 8:30am The Future of Large Screen Interactive Displays for Schools


Ji Shen, CEO, HoverCam

Craig Justice, VP, HoverCam

8:30 – 9:15am

Keynote – Student Data Privacy: What's Required & How the Student Data Privacy Consortium Provides Tactical Solutions

Steve Smith, CIO Cambridge Public Schools

Presentation Download   

9:15 – 9:45am

Activate Your Classroom While Dropping in on Students While They are Collaborating



Lightspeed Technologies

9:45 – 10:00am

Break, Networking & Exhibits

10:00 – 10:45am

Wichita Falls ISD Story

Wichita Falls ISD

Mike Kuhrt, Superintendent

Shad McGaha, CTO

10:45 – 11:15am

Protecting That Which Matters Most

EST Group

Reginald Owens, Information Security Officer & Principal Consultant

Jim Hysaw, Education Business Development Consultant

11:15am – 12:00pm

Table Talk - Committee Work

Join a committee and get involved in the work of your organization!

12:00 – 12:50pm

Lunch, Networking & Exhibits

Recognition of Award Winners


Adam Feind

12:50 – 1:00pm

Maximize the ROI of Your 1:1

Lightspeed Systems

Kyle Ball, Regional Sales Manager

1:00 – 1:45pm


Rory Peacock, Region 11 ESC

1:45 – 2:15pm

Coaching and Planning is the Key for a Successful Technology Rollout



Akilah Willery, Aldine ISD

Albert Martinez, engage2learn

Mike Patterson, CDW.G

2:15 - 2:30pm

Break, Networking & Exhibits


2:30 – 3:15pm

TEA Update

Melody Parrish, TEA

Frosty Walker, TEA

Presentation Download

Cybersecurity Updates

3:15 – 3:45pm

Data Governance: Analyze, Manage and Protect High Value Data

Condrey Corporation

Doug Ouzts, Solutions Architect

Michele Rose, Client Executive

3:45 – 4:30pm


COSN New Zealand Delegation

Cindy Bingman, Aldine ISD


Platinum Sponsors









Condrey Corporation







EST Group







Lightspeed - A Learning Company















Gold Sponsors








Lightspeed Systems







Silver Sponsors








Crown Castle







Data Projections







Education Networks of America







Google for Education