10 lessons learned from interviews on the K12 Tech Talk Podcast
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Josh, Chris and Mark host the K12 Tech Talk Podcast. They have interviewed a number of schools that have been hit with ransomware and other external attacks. The interviews took place with CIOs, IT Directors and Superintendents.
Chris has been in the technology field for 20 years and has been in k12 education for 18 years. Currently Chris is the Technology Director for a School District in Missouri with a student population of 2000 students. He leads the steering committee for the Midwest Tech Talk conference, cohosts the K12 Tech Talk podcast, contributes articles to K12techpro.com, and is coowner of Ridge Events LLC, an events business that specializes in providing free WiFi to key areas of revitalization in rural communities.
Josh has been in the technology field for over 20 years. He has worked for hospitals, the largest rental car company, higher ed, and k12 education. Currently Josh is the Technology Director for a School District in Missouri with a student population of just over 3000 students. He currently serves on the steering committee for the Midwest Tech Talk Conference, cohosts K12 Tech Talk, and was recently appointed to the State of Missouri Cybersecurity Committee. Josh is also an advocate for individuals with special needs and serves as board chair for an organization that funds organizations that assist individuals with developmental disabilities.
Mark Racine is the Chief Information Officer of the Boston Public Schools, where he has served in this role for 9 years. Prior to that, Mark began his career in Boston as an elementary school teacher and IT project manager. In his role as CIO, Mark has led multiple modernization efforts across the district, including the rollout of a district-wide one to one program during the pandemic. His efforts during the pandemic led him to being recognized by Boston Magazine in 2020 and earning the distinction of CIO of the Year by the Council of Great City Schools. Mark is also the cohost of the K-12 Tech Talk Podcast.