Breakout Session

Scalable, Agile, Nimble:  Make Your Technology Department the Change Agent it Should Be

Track: Policy & Strategic Planning   

Breakout Session VII
Fri. 12:00pm-12:55pm

Abstract
Technology Departments must now be able to shift resources, skill sets and capital faster than ever before.  The influx of consumer and mobile devices, on both the instructional and operations sides of the house, has created the need to evolve planning and practices or face the risk of being seen as ‘getting in the way.

Faculty, staff and students have given up on waiting for the IT department to give its blessing on devices and software/websites.  The IT department has to drop the gatekeeper role in order to stay relevant in this consumerized technology world.

 

Niebo, Len            

Bio
Leonard Niebo is the Director of Information and Instructional Technologies for the Toms River Regional Public School District – NJ’s fourth largest school district with over 22,000 students and staff.

Len’s motto for his department is ‘if it plugs in a wall…we are responsible for it working and training people how to use it.’

Len has presented at many local, state, national and international conferences such as TechSpo, CoSN, FETC and ISTE on topics that vary from server virtualization to the effective use of technology in the classroom.  In November, 2010, Len was invited to be the keynote speaker at the province of Alberta, Canada’s Technology Leaders in Education Conference.

Len is an alumnus of the Richard Stockton College where he received his BA degree in History and Teacher Education.  He received his MA in Educational Technology Management from Columbia University – Teachers College.