Ray Zeisz is the Senior 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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NC School Connectivity Analysis
All North Carolina students receive ample high-quality internet access at school. Our Technology Infrastructure Lab analyzed internet usage of all 115 school districts and over 100 charter schools in the state.
Friday Institute Hosts Webinar on Building Quantum Computing Talent in NC Schools
Educators and administrators across the state participated in a virtual discussion with leading education and technology experts to discuss an emerging technology with the power to change the world--quantum computing.
Friday Institute’s Ray Zeisz honored with MCNC’s Inaugural Innovation Award
Ray Zeisz, senior director of the Technology Infrastructure Lab at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, was honored with MCNC’s inaugural Innovation Award at the organization's signature event, MCNC Community Day.