Dr. Michael Zastrocky is Executive Director of The Leadership Board for CIO’s in higher education. He retired as Managing Vice President, Education Research Leader and Research Director for Academic Strategies at Gartner Inc, the world’s largest information technology research and advisory services organization and worked with The Chronicle of Higher Education to begin LBCIO. In his current and recent roles, Dr. Zastrocky examines and analyzes emerging higher education IT trends and assesses the implications of those trends on educational institutions globally. He also examines higher education management issues and how institutions can effectively and efficiently manage their organizations. Before joining Gartner, he served as a faculty member at several universities, assistant dean, chief information officer, vice president of CAUSE (the international association for managing and using information resources in higher education, now EDUCAUSE), and vice president of the Kaludis Consulting Group. He has delivered many keynote addresses around the globe and has served as a faculty member for many institutes and seminars globally. He has written or co-authored numerous books, modules, research notes, and articles on education, computing, mathematics, and management issues. He has served as a university trustee, school board member and a board member for both non-profit and for-profit education organizations around the globe. He has a bachelor’s degree from Regis University in mathematics, a master’s degree in education administration from the University of Denver, and a doctor of education degree in technology and mathematics education from the University of Northern Colorado.