William D. (Bill) Rust is a former research director in Gartner Inc., the world’s leading IT research and advisory company, where for more than 15 years he led Gartner’s K-12 education research agenda. Prior to joining Gartner, Bill was director of technology for the Baltimore County Public Schools. In addition to his work with Baltimore County, Bill spent 10 years as adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University, where he taught graduate courses in the Technology for Education program.

Living in the Nexus of Leadership and Vision

There are K-12 CIOs who lead but have an nebulous, undeclared or otherwise uncertain future in mind. There are also CIOs who have great vision of where educational technology needs to go but are unable lead toward that goal. This session examines transformation leadership as a characteristic of CIOs who lead their organization on the pathway to a desired future state.