Join Eric Lauzon, Chief Information Officer for IB, as he explores the interplay between education and technology in the digital age. Is education ready for the generation Z, the digital natives? Are we about to witness a massive transformation of education? The presentation will highlight the importance of integrating technology in education for an increased global understanding for schools. In addition, he will explore various initiatives from around the world. He also will address how new collaborative approaches can offer unique opportunities for education technology stakeholders.
Eric joined the International Baccalaureate (IB) as Chief Information Officer in April 2009, bringing with him more than 22 years of solid technology expertise and experience across multiple countries and complex projects.
Eric leads a global team whose mandate is to ensure the strategic, effective and efficient use of technology to drive and support an anticipated 10,000 IB World Schools and 2½ million students by 2020.
Widely lauded as an industry visionary for his thought leadership, Eric’s views are regularly sought after by global audiences. He speaks frequently and passionately at key international events, especially about empowering young people and alleviating poverty through the strategic use of technology, as well as the greening of IT. He has also been a contributor to the One Laptop Per Child programme, whose mission is to help provide every child in the world with access to a modern education. Eric has co-authored a book in 2008 entitled “Building a Green IT Team” from the “Inside the Minds” series of books. He also pens a bi-monthly column for Enterprise Innovation, a premier business and technology publication. Eric holds four technical patents.
Prior to the IB, Eric spent 22 years at Nortel, where he held several leadership positions in Canada, the UK, China and Singapore. He was in Singapore for three years as Nortel’s CIO for Asia-Pacific with full responsibility for driving IT solutions across the region, supporting more than 7,000 employees and partners.