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Tuesday, May 22 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Opening Session Lightning Talks: Getting to the Future EdTech Ecosystem Faster through Collaboration and Leadership

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The opening plenary talks will be presented by recognized industry leaders through a series of vibrant 15-minute lightning talks focused on collaboration and leadership to create the future edtech ecosystem to enable teaching and learning innovation to improve success across K-20.  Speakers will share their perspectives about what is needed to accelerate progress and showcase successful collaborations that demonstrate potential to improve learning impact.

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Beatriz Arnillas

Sr. Educational Advisor, itslearning
I started as an ESL and World History teacher. After graduate schools I was an Artist-in-residence in Kentucky Public Schools and later Studio Art (Tenured) Professor in PA. I got to design and teach blended and online Art History courses in 2003, to make it easier for students to... Read More →
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Bill Ballhaus

CEO, Blackboard
Bill Ballhaus is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Blackboard. Prior to joining Blackboard in 2016, Bill was President and CEO of SRA International, where he fostered a culture of innovation that emphasized anticipating customer needs. He was responsible for enhancing... Read More →
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Jonathan Rochelle

Director, Product Management, Google
Jonathan Rochelle (aka JR) is Director of Product Management at Google and a co-founder of Google Docs and Google Drive, including other apps in that suite such as Google Sheets, Slides, Forms, Apps Script and Google Fonts. Jonathan is now primarily responsible for Jamboard - a collaborative... Read More →
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Jack Suess

Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO), University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Mr. John "Jack" Suess is Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). As Vice President, he provides university leadership for information technology at UMBC and serves on the executive leadership... Read More →

Tuesday May 22, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom 1-5