Corporate and Media Partners

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CoSN sponsorships provide unique opportunities to reach decision makers in the K-12 education technology market. We offer our sponsors:
 
  • Valuable marketing opportunities by providing access to education technology leaders virtually and at face-to-face meetings.
  • Increased visibility in the K-12 education market.
  • Stronger understanding of the education marketplace and trends impacting companies.
Four annual sponsorship packages are available: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. There are also stand-alone sponsorship opportunities for leadership initiatives, Annual Conference, regional CTO clinics, national awards, scholarships, CETL certification, advocacy, and international activities.
 
In addition to our sponsors, CoSN has several media partners. With the help of these partners, we contribute to the public conversation surrounding K-12 ed tech.
Our partners offer innovative products and services to improve the educational experience of students and address the challenges facing school districts.
Learn more about the sponsors, and be sure to visit their pods at your next CoSN event.
 

Platinum

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Education Networks of America (ENA) delivers robust and reliable broadband, Wi-Fi/LAN, communication, and cloud services to K–12 schools, higher education institutions, and libraries across the nation. ENA works side-by-side with its customers to ensure they have the connectivity, communication, and collaboration solutions they need to be successful. Founded in 1996, ENA has a strong and successful history of delivering scalable and cost-effective IP-based services to K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and libraries, and our experience includes unmatched levels of success in the E-rate funding program. Today, ENA manages multiple statewide and district-wide education and library networks, including 16 of the largest school systems in the country. We understand the missions of the communities we serve, and all of our solutions are designed to meet their technology needs and allow for maximum flexibility while minimizing the burden on our customers’ administrative and technical resources. For more information, please visitwww.ena.com, call 866-615-1101, or e-mail info@ena.com.
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Since 1992, FileWave has provided education, enterprise, and government institutions around the world with enterprise level cross-platform systems and mobile device management software to assist IT teams throughout the entire lifecycle process of imaging, deployment, management and maintenance. FileWave’s all-in-one, highly scalable software solves the many challenges of managing a diverse and growing population of users, devices, and content by ensuring IT teams have a comprehensive solution that supports both client (desktop) and mobile devices across Mac, Windows, iOS and Android.
With FileWave, IT teams can efficiently secure and support their organizations from one easy-to-use console, making even the most daunting projects, such as BYOD or large 1:1 initiatives, manageable and highly effective.
Key Components:
  • Enterprise level cross-platform systems and mobile device management
  • Integrated inventory and license management—complete asset management
  • Patented deployment—fast, reliable, and efficient deployments
  • Booster technology—maximum scalability with minimal network traffic
  • Engage—modern classroom management and collaboration
 

Gold

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At AT&T, we are using the power of our network to build a better tomorrow. By investing in new tools and solutions that leverage our unique technologies and capabilities, AT&T is helping to mobilize teaching and learning, optimize network performance, and enhance communications for schools. We deliver secure, high-speed access over one of the world's most advanced and powerful backbone networks. With AT&T’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, we are driving innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. We are leveraging technology, relationships, and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality.
 
Google logo
Google for Education: Education is at the core of Google's mission to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." We want to help make learning possible for everyone, anywhere. With devices and tools built for the classroom, students and teachers can spend more time exploring, connecting, creating - together. Technology will play a vital role in equipping this generation of students with the skills they'll 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 continue to invest heavily in education programs and partnerships: so students can do cool stuff that matters.
 
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HMH is a global leader in learning, providing content and services to millions of students, teachers, and parents worldwide. We leverage the power of innovation and interoperability, creating dynamic solutions that better serve our mutual customers. Partner with us today and gain access to an unparalleled network of resources to help your business grow.
 
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From early childhood education through high school, there has never been a more exciting or challenging time to be a member of the educational community. Just over the last few years, for example, the Internet and wireless computing capabilities have dramatically changed the learning environment. HP understands and appreciates the needs and challenges of the educational arena. With its longstanding commitment to education and a demonstrated ability to consistently deliver high-quality, affordable, technology products, services and solutions, HP is uniquely qualified to help transform schools and institutions into a 21st Century learning environment.
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Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives.
 
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SchoolDude is the #1 provider of SaaS operations software designed specifically for schools. Visit us to learn more about our IT Help Desk and IT Asset Management applications, how they can be integrated, and how they save time, create instant audits andreports, and justify capital funding requests.
 

Sunesys is a leading provider of fiber optic networks and transport. We own, operate, and maintain our own high density fiber optic network in major metropolitan areas in more than 30 states in the U.S. At Sunesys, we offer a comprehensive suite of tailored, high-capacity, facilities-based network services coupled with superior industry expertise, service, and support. Sunesys is a Crown Castle company (NYSE: CCI). When you work with Sunesys on a fiber network, you get the focus and expertise of our experienced professionals along with the scale, reach and stability of Crown Castle, the nation's largest provider of shared wireless infrastructure. With our combined footprint, we work together to improve access across our ever-growing reach. You'll get a team that's dedicated to providing you with experience, personal attention, and custom solutions—all backed by the scale and reach that comes with a Fortune 1000 company.

 

Silver

 
Amazon Web Services logo
Amazon Web Services offers a broad set of global cloud-based products including compute, storage, databases, analytics, networking, mobile, developer tools, management tools, IoT, and security and enterprise applications. These services help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale. AWS is trusted by the largest enterprises and the hottest start-ups to power a wide variety of workloads including: web and mobile applications, game development, data processing and warehousing, storage, archive, and many others.
 
 
 
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CDW•G is a leading provider of technology and solutions to schools, with a mission of delivering engaging, collaborative and interactive learning environments, while securing networks and optimizing data centers. Our team of dedicated account managers and solution architects can help with assessment and pre-configuration to implementation and ongoing support. CDW•G solution areas include: classroom technology, cloud computing, data center optimization, networking, power and cooling, printers, security, software, storage, total mobility management, unified communications, and virtualization. For details, call 800.808.4239 or visit CDWG.com/k12.
 
 
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Cisco is the world’s leading provider of network-based solutions for education. Cisco's Connected Learning portfolio of solutions provides the network infrastructure required to meet new standards for college and career readiness, and the communication and collaboration tools to help you improve student outcomes, increase efficiency and enhance safety and security. Discover innovative ways to engage students in a connected world. For more information, visit www.cisco.com/go/education. Cisco solutions help:
  • Extend access to learning
  • Improve the quality of instruction and education assessment
  • Create innovative learning models
  • Improve decision making
  • Reduce costs with administrative efficiency
ClassLink is a leading provider of cloud-based education products that connect teachers and students with their classroom, their curriculum and each other in richer, more powerful ways. Founded in 1998, ClassLink’s mission is to empower educators to improve learning through innovative systems and services.
 
ClassLink provides unlimited OneClick single sign-ons to web and Windows applications and instant access to files on school networks and cloud storage. Accessible from any device, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.
 
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Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-based network solutions for connecting people, places, and things over wired and wireless broadband. With Cradlepoint, customers can leverage the speed and economics of wired and wireless Internet broadband for branch, failover, mobile, and IoT networks while maintaining end-to-end visibility, security, and control. Over 15,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world—including 75 percent of the world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and 25 of the largest U.S. cities—rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical sites, workforces, vehicles, and devices always connected and protected.
 

As a member of the Dell Technologies unique family of businesses, Dell EMC serves a key role in providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information. Dell EMC enables our enterprise customers’ IT and digital business transformation through trusted hybrid cloud and big-data solutions, built upon a modern data center infrastructure that incorporates industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage, and cybersecurity technologies. Dell EMC brings together Dell’s and EMC’s respective strong capabilities and complementary portfolios, sales teams and R&D. We seek to become the technology industry’s most trusted advisor, providing capabilities spanning strategy development, consultative services and solution deployment and support to help our customers and partners drive the digital transformation of their businesses.

 
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Encore Technology group provides innovative technology solutions for K-12 classrooms, higher education institutions, state and local government agencies, and commercial enterprises. Today, they are one of the largest independent technology solution providers in the southeastern United States, though their prestigious client roster spans the entire nation
 
 
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IT Security is in the forefront of the minds of school officials. Data breaches, website defacement, viruses, malware, compliance, even DDoS attacks impact education organizations across the P-20 learning environment.
Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, positions schools, colleges, and libraries to be able to respond rapidly to a sophisticated IT cyber-threat landscape. Fortinet’s consolidated approach to network security provides unparalleled performance and ease of management, coupled with significant savings. Strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence, and analytics from FortiGuard Labs, Fortinet delivers best-in-class protection to provide the safest and most secure digital learning environments.
Fortinet offers many products and services that are eligible under the E-Rate program, including: Wireless Access Points, Unified Threat Management/Next Generation Firewalls, Network Switches, and Caching solutions. Fortinet’s UTM/NGFWs are CIPA compliant.
Learn why the P-20 arena looks to Fortinet to protect their most valuable assets: students and staff: www.fortinet.com/education
 
 
We have always pursued world changing progress. We believe that the application of cognitive capabilities to education solutions can greatly improve learner outcomes, teacher impact and ultimately society and the human condition. Our business at IBM Watson Education to make teachers and learners the best that they can be. We set out to not just transform learning experiences, but to transform the education industry. We build solutions for students, teachers, professors and all education stakeholders. We work with our partners from concept to solution to ensure that the promise of the cognitive revolution becomes reality by using the broadest array of Watson services ever deployed. These services allow us to deliver a personalized learning experience that was previously impossible - by analyzing quantitative and qualitative data in real-time, by interacting with teachers and students using natural language, and by delivering the solutions that stakeholders need so that the promise of personalized education becomes reality.
 
 
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iboss Cybersecurity redefines the way network cybersecurity is delivered and managed. Thousands of enterprises, service providers, educational institutions, and government networks are protected against the new age of cyber-threats with our game-changing Secure Web Gateway Platform. Our innovative architecture is backed by over 75 patents and patents pending, and increases the security posture of over 4000 organizations worldwide. This has made iboss one of the fastest growing cybersecurity companies in the market.
 
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Identity Automation is a leading provider of scalable Identity Management software to education. Its solution, RapidIdentity, helps educational organizations quickly build streamlined security foundations, whether deployed on premises or in the cloud. RapidIdentity's architecture uniquely supports fast deployments at any scale, contributing to rapid returns and lower total costs of ownership.
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Designed for teachers and how they want to teach, itslearning is a cloud-based learning platform used by millions of teachers, students, administration staff and parents around the world. It can be found at all levels of education, from primary schools to universities, helping teachers make education more inspiring and valuable for today’s students. At itslearning, we pride ourselves on understanding the needs of education. More than 20% of our employees have worked as teachers, and we can often be found in the classroom, learning from teachers. We provide a full range of strategic services, from simple training sessions to full-scale implementation projects. Established in 1999, itslearning is headquartered in Bergen, Norway, and has offices in multiple locations around the world.
 
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Since 2002, Jamf has made it easy for schools and businesses to use and manage Apple devices in their organizations. With Jamf Pro, IT departments and EdTech staff have the industry’s single best tool to inventory, image, configure, secure and distribute software and apps on every Mac, iPad, iPhone or Apple TV under their control. Teachers and students work with products they prefer and that enhance the learning experience in the classroom. IT and EdTech get their weekends back. Find out why more than 10,000 schools and businesses rely on Jamf to manage over 7,000,000 Apple devices across the globe at jamf.com.

 

 
Juniper 

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Juniper Networks delivers innovation across routing, switching, and security. From the district’s network core down to teacher and student devices, Juniper Networks' innovations in software, silicon, and systems transform the experience and economics of networking. Our solutions for education provide the network foundation that creates a learning environment that is more engaging for students, helping advance student learning and improve student achievement. We help schools and school districts build the very best education networks so that they are ready to integrate their technology-powered learning initiatives, conduct critical online assessments, and perform important day-to-day administrative functions. As a trusted partner to education, Juniper Networks provides a full routing portfolio for WAN and Internet connections, campus and data center networking, best-in-class wireless LAN solution, network security, and integrated management.
 
Kajeet logo
Kajeet, the only wireless service provider dedicated to kids and education, is bridging the digital divide in schools. The Kajeet SmartSpotTM is a portable Wi-Fi hotspot with school-managed off- campus Internet connectivity. Giving teachers or administrators the ability to set access hours and filter out non- educational content, the Kajeet Sentinel® platform connects students to essential academic resources on the Internet anytime, anywhere. The SmartSpot is compatible with all devices students use today and is 100% compliant with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). For more information, please visit us at http://kajeet.net.
 
Lightspeed Systems Inc. logo
Lightspeed Systems Inc., founded in 1999, 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, so educators can provide safe online teaching and learning environments. Our innovative, comprehensive solutions for network security, internet filtering, monitoring, management, and optimization have emerged from Lightspeed's IT expertise and constant customer interaction.Our software is used in more than 2,000 school districts in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia to protect more than 6 million students. For the past several years, Lightspeed Systems has been recognized on the Inc. 5,000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies.
 
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McGraw-Hill Education is the digital learning experiences company intent on changing the world of education. Drawing on its rich heritage of educational expertise, the company offers highly personalized learning experiences that improve learning outcomes around the world. The company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 60 languages. For more information, please visit mheducation.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
Microsoft logo
Education is more than students sitting in a classroom. The expansion in Internet connectivity and the use of mobile devices has transformed learning and schools. The right technology is essential to support today’s challenging learning environment. Microsoft’s solutions for teaching and e-learning with Windows 8, Office 365, Lync, and SharePoint are fueling innovation and the future of learning.
 
SAFARI Montage logo
SAFARI Montage provides K–12 school districts with a fully integrated Digital Learning Platform, including a Learning Object Repository, Video Streaming Library, and IPTV & Live Media Streaming, designed to handle video efficiently.
 
 

Bronze

BrightBytes, the leading end-to-end data management solution for education organizations, provides educators with the power to turn big data into big benefits for students. With the data integration platform, DataSense, BrightBytes enables educators to cleanse, integrate, and bi-directionally manage complex data from multiple systems. The decision support platform, Clarity, then analyzes and organizes meaningful  data across research-based frameworks to deliver visualized, actionable information that drives student learning.

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Brocade® networking solutions help K-12 educational institutions improve student outcomes through digital learning initiatives. Thousands of K-12 schools in the USA rely on Brocade to deliver cost- effective, scalable and easy-to-manage networks to support their students and faculty.Headquartered in San Jose, California, Brocade has approximately 4,300 employees worldwide and serves a wide range of industries and customers in more than 160 countries. The company combines a proven history of innovation with standards leadership to help ensure the ultimate IT flexibility and choice.
Brocade utilizes partners with best-in-class local and national reach to deliver a complete solution for each school district. Learn more about Brocade’s offerings for K-12 Schools at http://www.brocade.com/en/possibilities/industries/k12-education.html.

 Ciena is a network strategy and technology company with a unique ability to translate best-in-class technology into value through a high-touch consultative business model helping research and education networks keep up with the changing demands of a connected world. We believe in driving an industry ecosystem and offering the greatest degree of flexibility in how our customers consume technology to deliver the most rewarding experiences and outcomes. We develop and apply technologies across packet and optical networking and distributed software automation that drive openness, virtualization and collaboration for customers worldwide to meet surging bandwidth demands and facilitate greater collaboration.
 

ContentKeeper helps secure schools nationwide. Our Multi-layered Gateway Security Platform delivers a powerful combination of innovative security technologies, enabling educational institutions to protect their networks, users and data from emerging cyber threats. ContentKeeper is committed to developing the world's most innovative, high-speed web filtering and security solutions to protect students and IT assets today and in the future.

 
 
 
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Promethean is a global education technology leader that partners with schools and teachers to create dynamic learning environments that motivate students to learn. We believe that education technology solutions must enhance four critical capabilities for schools, teachers and students—engagement, personalization, collaboration, and feedback. We accomplish these through award-winning products and services that comprise the new Promethean ActivClassroom. Students engage with interactive, multimedia lessons through ClassFlow, our comprehensive instructional delivery system. ClassFlow provides teachers with real-time feedback on each student’s progress in the moment of learning while supporting administrators in making data-driven decision on curriculum, usage and student progress against standards. At the front of the classroom, Promethean’s multi-user digital displays facilitate collaboration and active, engaging learning experiences. Our holistic consulting and professional development services build customized programs to effectively implement our education technology solutions and support higher levels of student achievement. Each year Promethean’s interactive technology touches the lives of more than 2 million teachers and 20 million students around the world. Promethean World Plc is based in Blackburn in Lancashire, England, with U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information visit www.PrometheanWorld.com.
 

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