K12 Tech System Leader Profile

K12 Tech System Leader Profile

Who am I? 

Vlad Techsky
Head of Digital Strategy
George Washington Schools Group, USA 

I’m the lead authority in my school district for all IT and digital needs and I am an active member of the senior leadership team. I have a sole or joint responsibility on purchasing and making decisions for IT products. I’m part of the decisional power or influential in the digital strategy for my schools group. 

Who are my fellow IT leaders? 

Chief Information Officer, Head / Director of Transformation, Integration Officer, Head of Digital Literacy, ICT Director, Director of Technology, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Innovation Specialist, Head of Digital Strategy, Director of Innovation, Network Manager, ICT Operations Manager 

What are my current challenges?

  • Evolving beyond ‘one size fits all’ solutions towards customised, setting-specific infrastructure whilst ensuring seamless integration and cross-site functionality
  • Utilising newly-acquired devices and building a long-term strategy for the investment and deployment of devices for all teachers and students to optimise teaching and learning
  • Managing an institution’s key commercial stakeholders during a time of disruption
  • Working with restricted budgets and resources
  • Managing potential risks around data protection, cybersecurity, GDPR and privacy
  • Providing a good student experience in terms of academic quality, standards and resources

How does Bett help me overcome my challenges? 

  • By connecting me with the right solutions providers to ensure inclusive access for all staff and students across the schools group
  • By connecting me with the right solutions providers on integrating new solutions/plug-ins into the existing wider infrastructure
  • By helping me build a wider network of those in similar roles in order to enable peer-to-peer learning outside the show and conduct research for senior decision makers in my schools group
  • By keeping me up to date on the latest thinking on pedagogy, EdTech and education policy nationally and internationally
  • By giving me a chance to review new products and features from suppliers, assessing their suitability for my institution’s EdTech provision within the constraints of existing budgets

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What’s for me at Bett 2023?

  • A buzzing exhibition providing opportunities to connect with solutions providers to determine ways in which I can address my specific schools group’s teaching and learning and operational management needs
  • Connect @ Bett – the largest edtech meetings programme that helps the Bett community connect and collaborate via individual and group meetings
  • A curated content programme showcasing in-depth workshops, practical case studies and thought leadership on policy, digital strategy and whole school management and transformation
  • A range of networking spaces to connect me with the wider sector, identifying touchpoints for collaboration and joint procurement 


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