Mr. Lenny Schad
Chief Technology Information Officer, Houston Independent School District, USA


        Lenny Schad has been in the technology field for 27 years. During that time period, his career has taken him into many business sectors where he has established a very successful leadership and management track record. His range of business sector experience includes hospitality, government, oil and gas, investment banking and education. Highlights of his career include managing and leading technology departments for the 1991 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations and the 1992 Republican National Convention, as well as creating and managing technology departments for joint ventures and global organizations.
       Schad has worked in K-12 since 2003 successfully leading implementations of BYOD and 1:1 in Katy ISD and Houston ISD respectively. He serves as a board member for CoSN and IMS Global and is a recognized leader whose innovative and process-oriented management styles have led to highly effective Information Technology departments. Schad is the Chief Technology Information Officer for the nation’s seventh largest school district, Houston ISD. He has been recognized with numerous awards including 2018 Houston CIO of the Year ORBIE Award for Nonprofit/Public Sector and 2018 IMS Bill Graves Leadership Award.