Ray Zeisz is the Director of the Technology Infrastructure Lab at the Friday Institute. In this role he leads a team that researches, analyzes, and builds tools that enable policymakers to make informed decisions about the use of technology in public sector applications. While most work is focused on K-20 education, the TIL team often works on cross cutting topics that impact the overall wellbeing of students, such as healthcare, access to broadband and economic development.
Ray joined the Friday Institute in 2012 after a successful career in the private sector. Ray has held positions in software engineering, product management, and strategic business development at several companies including IBM and Juniper Networks. Ray holds numerous patents in the field of data networking and has been published in IEEE Communications. He was an active contributor to several IEEE standards and has written software that was deployed on millions of devices.
While Ray enjoys attending Wolfpack football games, he is a graduate of Virginia Tech.
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