Earning high marks
Steven Damsky, PMP, chief project officer and deputy CIO, division of instructional and information technology, New York City Department of Education, New York, New York, USA
High tech helps accelerate classroom learning — but new tools also must fit the strategic goals of educational organizations. At the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), which oversees the largest school system in the United States, it's Steven Damsky's job to ensure that all IT projects provide pedagogical and organizational value and benefits. In his division's enterprise project management office (EPMO), created in 2012, Mr. Damsky's team of 18 project managers works on 60 to 70 initiatives at any given time.