Harvard Business CIO will be McGraw-Hill's new ed tech chief


Dive Summary:

  • McGraw-Hill Education has announced Stephen Laster, Harvard Business School's chief informational officer (CIO) since 2006, will be the company's new chief digital officer.
  • The hiring embodies the company's shift from print-based publishing to the production of digital learning materials and services; Laster will lead the company's move into the education technology space.
  • In addition to being Harvard Business School CIO, Laster founded Intelligent Solutions, where he directed the creation of a digital learning program and guided large-scale implementations of the product.

From the article:

"McGraw-Hill Education today announced the appointment of Stephen Laster as the company's chief digital officer. Laster will lead the company's digital initiatives, including creating compelling digital learning experiences for students and inspiring creative innovation across all aspects of the organization. The appointment of Laster is the latest representation of McGraw-Hill Education's transformation from a provider of print-based education materials to a developer of digitally-based products and services. ..."

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