Todd Rodgers, Principal at Rodgers Research Group
Todd founded Rodgers Research Group, a CTO consultancy, and focuses on delivering internet solutions, development and design staffing, hosting, and expert advice. He brings a decade of management experience at the VP Engineering/CTO level. More recently, Todd served as the VP of Engineering for Avenue100 Media Solutions, a lead generation company that services higher education, the CTO of BiddingForGood.com, an online auction service for non-profits, and as the CTO of the Central Media Group of Pearson Education, an internal services organization responsible for providing company-wide products, tools, resources and services relating to the internet delivery of educational resources to higher education institutions. Todd received a Bachelor’s of Art in Physics from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s in Computer Science from Polytechnic University (now part of NYU).
Prashant Nayak, Software Architect
Prashant is an experienced technologist with a focus on learning technology. He has assumed numerous Senior-level architect positions within the education industry, including WebCT, Blackboard, Experience, and most recently, as the Chief Architect at Cengage Learning. At Cengage, Prashant was responsible for overall architectural strategy and the implementation of MindTap, a next-generation Learning Content Delivery platform that is now the flagship product offering for Cengage. Prashant received a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India and a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.