Saad Ayub, 2013 Honoree

Senior vice president, CIO
Scholastic Inc.
New York,
Coolest current project:
We are working to enhance our relationship with teachers and parents by leveraging third-party services and building digital delivery ecosystems for e-books. Our focus is to leverage school and family book-buying trends and become the glue for teacher-student-parent relationships in a digital world.
Quick ROI project:
We brought in-house the support for one division's business operations, onto the Oracle eBusiness Suite. This 15-month project paid for itself in four months based on savings from not paying a third-party provider.
Boldest IT prediction:
There will be two types of IT organizations: a utility IT organization, which is supporting the infrastructure and large enterprise applications, and a strategic business partner, which does the basic utility work but is more focused on innovation.
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