The Top 20 Most Innovative Midmarket CIOs

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Kevin Pashuk, CIO, Appleby College

Industry: Education

Challenge: Teachers were facing a number of challenges in the classroom. A few would incorporate collaborative technologies into the learning environment, but the setup time and the requirement to use multiple applications for video, screen capture and sharing between devices was too complex.

Innovation: Pashuk and his team, utilizing a version of Agile development methodology, created a process to automatically generate a class notebook using the schedule and user information in the Student Information System (SIS).

ROI: More than 80 percent of the faculty moved their classwork to the new system within the first month, and departments that had been nominal users of 1:1 technology (music, physical education etc.) are now some of the most active users.

Solution provider/vendor partners: Microsoft, Cisco, Palo Alto Networks

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