Hal Friedlander

Co-Founder and CEO of Technology for Education Consortium (TEC)

Prior to joining TEC, Hal was the Chief Information Officer at The New York City Department of Education, America's largest school district, encompassing over 1 million students, more than 100,000 employees, 1,800 schools and a $25 billion budget. While CIO, Hal worked with fellow school district leaders around the country who were battling a complex and unpredictable process of selecting and buying technology for their schools, a problem that often resulted in students and teachers failing to benefit from the devices and software purchased for their classrooms. He co-founded TEC to help solve that problem.