Keynotes

Campus Technology is proud to host four dynamic keynotes at our annual event. Keynote Sessions provide an opportunity to engage attendees on important topics and content that are reflective of the prevailing themes of the conference. These highly regarded professionals are passionate about sharing their expertise with audiences.

MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014

Luncheon Keynote 12 pm - 1 pm

Stephen J. Laster

Chief Digital Officer, McGraw-Hill Education

Former Chief Information and Technology Officer of the Harvard Business School

Stephen J. Laster was appointed Chief Digital Officer of McGraw-Hill Education in August 2012. He is responsible for creating compelling student experiences, and developing breakthrough teaching and learning solutions. Mr. Laster is a seasoned technologist, business leader, product strategist, digital Learning designer and educator. Prior to joining McGraw-Hill Education, he led Intelligent Solutions, LLC, a firm that engages with universities and businesses to leverage their digital technology and collaborative tools.  He served as the Chief Information and Technology Officer of the Harvard Business School and as a member of the HBS administrative leadership team where he led a team of over 130 professionals who oversaw the school’s award winning academic, research and administrative computing environment.

Mr. Laster taught courses at the undergraduate, graduate level and executive/professional level in technology leadership, problem solving, software design, and eLearning product development.  Prior to joining Harvard, Mr. Laster held several leadership positions at Babson College including Chief Technology Officer for Babson's for-profit eLearning company and director of Curriculum Innovation and Technology.   He was responsible for Babson’s adoption of blended learning and led the effort to increase working professional MBA enrollments by 500% through the creation of a state-of-the-art, blended, MBA program.

Mr. Laster held leadership positions at a number of companies where he was responsible for information technology, technology product development, and major re-engineering and implementation efforts.  Mr. Laster has held leadership positions at Stride Rite, Art Technology Group, CrossComm, and Advanced Business Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Laster sits on the board of directors for Recycline, and the The Sloan Consortium for On-line Learning. He is on the Microsoft Higher Education Advisory Board, and serves as a strategic advisor to learning technology companies. He is a former trustee of Babson College where he earned his MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.

Sponsors

  • CDW Government LLC: Gold/CIO Summit Sponsor
  • Insight Investments: Platinum/Technology Sponsor
  • mediasite: Platinum/Technology Sponsor
  • GovConnection Inc: Prize Contest Sponsor
  • Epson: Technology Sponsor

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  • “Outstanding conference, best I've been to in the last ten years...will change my thinking about how I teach and utilize technology in my classroom.”
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  • “The keynote speakers were extremely interesting and highly thought provoking. They provided me a great deal to consider as I returned to my campus regarding the future of higher education and my role in it.”
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