1471: How Wacom and Citrix Became EdTech Enablers

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COVID-19 forced many industries to rethink their use of technology. Many of which you wouldn't automatically associate with tech. As teaching went from the classroom to remote learning, I wanted to learn more about how Citrix and its partners were working together to work beyond their traditional IT infrastructure and embrace new equipment that is transforming education.

After learning more about how Citrix and Wacom were working together to ensure this transition was much easier, I felt compelled to share that story with you all. Todd Smith from Citrix and Mindy Thielges from Wacom join me in a conversation about transforming our students, teachers, and parents' approach to education through technology.

Mindy Thielges is a Senior Sales Specialist at Wacom. Mindy is an evangelist for digital pen and ink technologies in education – and is a key player in Wacom's growing education initiatives across K-12 and higher education.

Before joining Wacom, Mindy spent 15+ years focused on education technology as a sales leader, in addition to delivering professional development workshops for teachers on 3D printing and robotics, and also spearheaded a workforce initiative to provide certification training in computer-aided design software for displaced mechanical engineers.

Mindy's passion for education is driven by seeing how the teaching tools she has sold over the years connect students with each other while they learn critical thinking skills and spark their creativity to design a better world.

Todd Smith is a Sr. Sales Engineering Manager at Citrix Systems. In this capacity, Todd manages a team of technical sales professionals providing customers and partners with modern workspace solutions for business challenges. He has been responsible for the healthcare vertical, as well as emerging products. His particular areas of expertise include; digital transformation, the delivery of mission-critical applications, desktop and server virtualization, mobile computing, disaster recovery, IT compliance, information security, and green IT. Prior to Citrix, Todd has worked in the technology industry for more than 30 years in multiple industry verticals including; IT Auditing and Consulting for HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, ITIL, and ISO certification and compliance, IT Consulting, Program Management, Outsourcing, and IT Operations Management, Application Development and Management for Financial Services, and IT Services for Transportation Systems. Todd earned a BS in Computer Science from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, and resides in Danvers, MA.

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