Association of Computer Professionals in Education
Association of Computer Professionals in Education

2009 Conference - IT is CHANGING


Keynote Speakers

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Lynne C. Lancaster
Co-founder and Partner
BridgeWorks, LLC

Baby Boomer Lynne Lancaster is one of today's foremost cultural translators. An expert on the generations, she is co-founder of BridgeWorks, a company that advises leaders, managers, and employees on how to conduct business more successfully by bridging generation gaps at work and in the marketplace. Her keynote speeches and workshops have enlightened and entertained high level audiences from many of America's best companies, including 3M, American Express, Best Buy, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Lockheed Martin, and Wells Fargo, as well as from numerous public sector and nonprofit organizations.

Lynne is co-author of the best-selling business book When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work. A consistent favorite among CEOs, the book spent time on several best-seller.

An engaging and savvy speaker, Lynne is also a sought-after expert on workplace and social trends. She has been a guest commentator on CNN, CNBC and National Public Radio. Her by-line has appeared in numerous publications such as The FuturistNation's Business, and Public Management magazine. She has been interviewed for a wide range of national publications including The Wall Street JournalTIME magazine, The Los Angeles TimesThe New York Times, and The Washington Post.

Lynne is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in English Literature. She earned her stripes as a management consultant, coaching managers and senior executives from major U.S. companies on decoding communication issues. Lynne's work with CEO author Harvey Mackay resulted in five best-selling business books, including Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive.

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Daniel W. Rasmus
Director of Business Insights
Business Division, Microsoft

Daniel W. Rasmus guides the research process that helps Microsoft envision how people will work in the future, analyzing trends in technology, society, education, labor, and economics to devise scenarios used to develop products for tomorrow’s work force. As part of these efforts, he represents Microsoft on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Innovation and Information Productivity and serves as a national advisor to the National Workforce Center for Emerging Technology. Rasmus also coordinates the Microsoft Office Information Worker Board of the Future, an advisory panel composed of college-aged students who share ideas on how to serve the Millennial Generation as they join the workforce. Before joining Microsoft in 2003, Rasmus was an analyst with Forrester Research, Inc. His achievements included inventing conceptual frameworks for enabling the future of work, including adaptive workspaces and intelligent content services.

The future is uncertain. Recent economic developments have reinforced how sweeping changes can come relatively swiftly. In this presentation, Daniel W. Rasmus, Microsoft's Director of Business Insights, will explore the forces shaping education through Microsoft's New World of Business framework. Rasmus will explore the external forces over which education, educators and policy makers have little control. He will define several emergent factors that are blending within education and reshaping institutions from the inside out. He will also discuss the role of data and analytics as they begin to inform educators, assist in individualized education and create new ways to understand classroom outcomes.

Rasmus is involved in a number of industry and public sector organizations, including The National Association of Workforce Boards, the National Educator's Workshop, and The Front End of Innovation. He was recognized as a Distinguished Speaker by the Microsoft Executive Briefing Center in 2007.

As a technology writer, Rasmus has worked on staff at PC AI Magazine and Manufacturing Systems Magazine and has been a columnist for several other publications. He has authored nearly 200 trade journal articles and four books, including Listening to the Future, which was published in 2007. His book, Management by Design, is available from Wiley.

Rasmus attended the University of California at Santa Cruz and received a certificate in intelligent systems engineering from the University of California at Irvine.

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