Sponsors: Tech Forum Boston 2013

Sponsors: Tech Forum Boston 2013

Platinum Level Sponsors

Hewlett-Packard and Intel

Through their unending commitment to educators, unrivaled breadth of industry-proven solutions and investments that advance institutional and academic success, HP and Intel are redefining the role, the reach, and the results of technology in education.

Gold Level Sponsors

CASIO Projectors incorporate a patent pending HYBRID LIGHT source which combines Laser and LED lighting with DLP technology for amazingly high brightness and performance. With no mercury lamp to replace, Casio projectors are earth-friendly and have a significantly lower cost of ownership saving money and the environment. The full line of CASIO Hybrid Projectors delivers up to 3500 lumen brightness and includes models with comprehensive connectivity and features including short throw models. A full three year warranty including the lamp provides peace of mind and reliable low cost operation. Make the switch and never change a mercury lamp again!

Gaggle's award-winning suite of productivity, communication, and collaboration tools engage today's students with today's technology. Our safe online learning environment is accessible at school and on-the-go, leveraging the popularity of social networking and web-based virtual tools to propel your classroom into the 21st century and beyond. Our cloud based environment designed specifically for K-12 education provides access control and filtration of content, with the highest degree of CIPA compliance. In addition, Gaggle is a provider of compliance based email archiving which is tailored to meet the needs of K-12 institutions.

Google in Education

At Google, we believe in the power of the web to help people discover, connect, and learn. Education lies at the very core of our company’s mission “to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Leading-edge technologies will play a vital role in helping equip future generations with the skills they need to thrive in the workforce of today and tomorrow. That is why we support collaborative learning in communities around the world, and why we invest heavily in education programs initiatives and partnerships through our products and tools.

Our education initiatives focus on three key areas across all our products and platforms:

• Making learning magical

• Empowering innovative communities

• Building a foundation of technology and access

Lightspeed Systems
Lightspeed Systems Inc. develops comprehensive network security and management solutions for the education market. We are committed to helping schools of all sizes operate their networks effectively and efficiently. Our innovative, comprehensive solutions for network security, internet filtering, monitoring, management, and optimization allow educators to provide safe online teaching and learning environments.

Silver Level Sponsors

Since 1975 AdvizeX has been a trusted partner, providing school districts with the expertise needed to chart a successful, strategic course towards the next-generation IT systems that best support 1 to 1 computing and E-learning goals. Whether you’re exploring virtualization or cloud solutions, undertaking a network refresh, implementing new applications at the desktop, or tackling BYOD, turn to AdvizeX for deep industry knowledge and best-in-class service and support. Advizex is dedicated to helping New England school districts bring their technology into the 21st Century.

AirWatch is the leader in enterprise-grade mobility management and security solutions designed to simplify mobility. From deployment through support, our highly scalable solution provides an integrated, real-time view of an entire fleet of corporate, employee and student-owned Apple iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry and Symbian devices. As the largest MDM provider with over 900 employees, 300 focused on R&D, AirWatch offers the most comprehensive mobility management solution providing: mobile security, device management, application management including integration with the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP), secure content management, and advanced mobile integration. AirWatch is the education industry’s single source for mobility management.

Custom Computer Specialists
For three decades, Custom Computer Specialists has been partnering with school districts throughout the Northeast, offering premiere services and technologies to maximize student achievement. Custom is committed to providing the technology that will make the 21st century classroom a reality. Today Custom proudly serves and supports over 300 districts and 2.5 million students. For more information, call 800-598-8989 or email use info@customonline.com.

FSR engineers and manufactures a wide range of products designed for classrooms, auditoriums, gyms, theatres and just about anywhere people gather on campus. All FSR products are proudly Made in the USA, they are "Green", and they qualify for Stimulus and Government funds. Select from control systems, audio and video switching equipment, interfaces, and modular wall plates with a life-time warranty! We also manufacture floor, wall, table and ceiling boxes for safe and secure connections. FSR has been providing quailty AV products to the educational market for 30 years!

Hall Research
Hall Research is a USA based manufacturing/engineering firm specializing in the design and manufacture of quality audio/video control and signal management products. Our team of engineers is always on the leading edge of technology designing exciting and feature rich products. Since 1984, we have been providing Video Extenders, Matrix Switchers and Video Scalers to the Professional AV Market. Our classroom control systems have been in schools for over seven years and are constantly evolving with the needs of the customer. Our products are used in Corporate AV, Education, Medical Imaging, Government, and Digital Signage venues.

Hitachi’s commitment to 21st Century skills and learning is underscored by StarBoard, a complete line of interactive whiteboards, wireless tablets, document cameras, LCD displays, plasma overlays, and StarBoard Software. Our promise is to provide educators with reliable technology, professional development, and valuable resources to make their job a little easier. We design our products and software with educators in mind to ensure that our technology streamlines teaching and empowers learning. Our line of StarBoard products offer ultimate flexibility to suit every environment and any budget. Hitachi is constantly finding innovative ways to bring learning to life.


Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Throughout its 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and Enterprises. Named one of Fast Company Magazine’s Top 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World, Kaspersky Lab has over 2,500 employees, including more than 800 research and development specialists and operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide.For further information about the company: http://www.kaspersky.com/.

HUB Tech

HUB Technical Services is a state approved (ITS43) IT service and solution provider based in Easton Massachusetts. HUB offers highly skilled IT services on 4 levels; Hardware solutions, Software solutions, Service and support and Managed services. Our mission statement is to “Manage your technology with one point of contact”© in doing so we have aligned ourselves with the best of breed hardware and software manufacturers such as HP, Citrix, VMware, Microsoft and Sonicwall to name a few.

HUB is led by its highly skilled management and sales team and staffed by a certified and trained technical team. HUB provides End2End Virtualization, network analysis, wireless design, storage solutions and server migrations. We are determined to make every customer a lifelong customer while supporting your Network infrastructure and Enterprise computing environment. One Company, One Call

Kid Pix

Kid Pix® has been the #1 digital creativity software in elementary schools for more than two decades. Whether creating a digital storybook about the letter B, telling a multimedia story about a journey to the moon, or designing an animated research project on early American pioneers, Kid Pix has been the choice of teachers for two generations. The latest edition, Kid Pix 3D, is an award-winning digital canvas that allows students to learn as they imagine, explore and create. Coming soon to the iPad, Kid Pix 3D adds video narration, movie backgrounds, path animation, flipbook creation tools, and much more.

Phonak is the world’s leading manufacturer of hearing and wireless assistive listening technology. From Dynamic SoundField classroom amplification systems to personal FM transmitters and receivers for the hearing impaired, Phonak has life changing hearing solutions for adults and students alike.

Whalley Computer Associates
Founded in 1979 by and for Educators, Whalley Computer Associates (WCA) is an exceptional technology sales and service organization that partners with educational institutions to reduce their costs and enrich the student, faculty and staff’s learning environment while enhancing student performance through technology. We accomplish this by providing unbiased presales consultation, exceptional pricing, outstanding deployment and maintenance services from a local company that cares. WCA has been a leader in the IT industry for over thirty years, is ranked in the largest one percent of all solution Providersin North Americaand has been recognized for providing World Class service by all of the leading computer manufacturers.

Association Partners


The Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine's (ACTEM) mission is to enhance and influence education in Maine through the use of technology. To accomplish our mission, ACTEM is actively involved in educational endeavors throughout the state. Our organization supports over 900 members. We offer professional development, produce and host the MAINEducation Conference, provide group purchasing opportunities, support student programs, and advocate for technology directors and educators in the state. http://www.actem.org.

MassCUE MassCUE (Massachusetts Computing Using Educators), an organization of technology-using educators, is theMassachusetts affiliate of the Interna-tional Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). MassCUE has over 1600 members including Superintendents, Curriculum Directors, and Principals, Instructional Technology Specialist, Librarians, classroom teachers and higher educational professionals.The mission of MassCUE, is to create, share, and support visions of teaching and learning which focus on uses of technology which enhance the educational environment. MassCUE offers numerous professional development opportunities as well as helps to develop and support national and international computing policy for education. For more information, go to www.masscue.org.

METAA is the professional organization for K-12 leaders of educational technology in Massachusetts. Our mission is to unite Massachusetts K-12 educational technology administrators into one professional association for the purpose of advocating for and supporting the vision, policies, practices, and funding for historical, current, and cutting edge technology within all aspects of teaching, learning, and professional productivity.

NE-ISTE is an organization representing the ISTE affiliates in the six New England States (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont). The goal is to provide a forum for coordination and support of state technology organizations through a regional effort.