Lenny Schad

Chief Information Technology Officer, Houston Independent School District

Lenny Schad, Chief Information Technology Officer for the nation’s 7th largest school district – Houston ISD, has been in the technology field for 25 years.  His career has spanned both the private and public sectors.  Mr. Schad has worked in K-12 since 2003 successfully leading implementations of BYOD and 1:1 in Katy ISD and Houston ISD respectively. 

His recognitions include: National School Board Association’s “20 to Watch”, Texas CIO of the Year, Center for Digital Education “Top 30 Technologists, Transformers & Trailblazers”, and Education Week “Leaders to Learn From”.

Mr. Schad is a board member for CoSN and a published author.  His book “Bring Your Own Learning: Transform Instruction with any Device” has helped many organizations implement digital transformation initiatives.