Winter Leadership Summit

January 22, 2021 | Virtual

The Texas K-12 CTO Council Winter Summit will be held virtually on Friday, January 22, 2021, in conjunction with the virtual TASA MidWinter Conference. 

 

 

Registration is now closed. Join us for our next event - TX CTO Clinic 2021 on June 16-17.

Early-bird registration is open for the 2021 TASA Midwinter Conference, to be conducted virtually January 25-27. Save $100 per person by registering early! Registration includes access to live sessions plus video recordings of sessions through February 26. Register today!

Virtual Winter Summit Program

 

Time

Session

Location

8:00 – 8:20am

Welcome and Announcements

Karen Fuller, Chair

Alice Owen, Executive Director

Zoom Room 1 

8:20 – 8:30am

Effectively Managing All OS-Types Within ONE Platform

Stephen Mirante, VP, Americas - Filewave

 

Zoom Room 1

8:30 – 9:15am

Keynote – SpaceX Project in Ector County ISD

Kellie Wilks, CTO – Ector County ISD

David Irwin, Co-Founder – Thru Consulting

Nick Galano, Technical Project Manager, Space X 

 

Zoom Room 1

 

9:15 – 9:30am

BREAK

 

9:30 – 10:00am

Myths and Realities of Cloud

Tim Gipson, ENA

Kyle Montieth, ENA

Zoom Room 1

10:00 – 10:30am

Break Out Rooms for Networking with Sponsors

 

1 – ENA
2 – Safari Montage

3 – ClassLink

4 – Red River

             

Zoom Rooms 1-4

Please join a room to discuss new solutions and current topics with our sponsors.  Some door prizes too!

10:30 -11:25am

Leadership Strand:
Planning for Private LTE – 

Steve Wentz, Retired CTO

Stephen Johnston, Manager Bond Projects, Spring Branch ISD

Jared Ledet, COO – Branch Communications

Kenneth Thompson, CTO – San Antonio ISD

Zoom Room 1

 

10:30 -11:25am

Technical Strand:  

Solutions for Break Fix & Field Support during Remote Learning – Chris Kar

Zoom Room 2

 

11:30am -12:00pm

Solutions for Live Streaming Success in K-12

Darlene Rankin, Director, Instructional Technology - Katy ISD

Kyle Berger, CTO - Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

Tim Beekman, President & Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage

 

Zoom Room 1

12:00 – 12:30pm

Announcement of Award Winners

 LUNCH BREAK

 

Lunch on your own

12:30 -12:40pm

Leveraging Data Analytics to See and Track the Apps Your Students Are Using 

Tommy Wallis, Former K-12 Superintendent

April Hughes, CatchOn

 

Zoom Room 1

12:40 – 1:10pm

Remote and Hybrid Learning Models

Cara Carter, CTO - Northwest ISD

Chris Lee, Technology Director - Northwest ISD

Sean Jones, Systems engineer - Northwest ISD

Jason Sanders, Coord. of Instr. Tech. – Northwest ISD

Kate Anastario, VP of Success – ClassLink 

Zoom Room 1

1:10 – 1:20pm

BREAK

 

 

1:20 – 2:10pm

Erate Update

Ashley Brown– E-Rate Central

Zoom Room 1

 

2:15 – 2:45pm

Break Out Rooms for Networking with Sponsors

1 – FileWave

2 – CatchOn

3 – Managed Methods

4 – ExtraHop

           

 

Zoom Rooms 1-4

Please join a room to discuss new solutions and current topics with our sponsors.  Some door prizes too!

2:45 – 3:15pm

Red River's Cyber Protection Solution for K-12 Education 

Adam Fiend, Customer Solutions Architect – Red River

  

                                

Zoom Room 1

3:20 – 4:00pm

Leadership Strand:

Update from TEA –– Schoology and Other Topics

Melody Parrish, Melinda Dade, Shannon Terry, Kathy Ferguson

Zoom Room 1

 

3:20 – 4:00pm

Technical Strand:  

Meeting Cybersecurity Requirements during the Pandemic

James Costello, Eric Pina – Cy- Fair ISD

Zoom Room 2

 

4:00 – 4:15pm

Closing Remarks and Door Prizes

Karen Fuller, Chair

Zoom Room 1