Conference Sponsors

We are excited to be partnering with a range of great companies and innovators for LAK15. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for LAK15, please contact the organizing committee at

Platinum Sponsor

McGraw-Hill Education partners around the world with students, educators, administrators and other professionals to deliver engaging, adaptive and personalized solutions that improve performance and results.  We combine proven, research-based content with the best emerging digital technologies to guide assessment, teaching and learning to achieve the best possible outcome for students, instructors and institutions.  McGraw-Hill Education employs more than 6,000 people in 44 countries and publishes in more than 60 languages.

Gold Sponsor

Blue Canary is a data and analytics services firm founded in 2013. Our goal is to help businesses unlock the wealth of information that is locked away inside of raw data.  Blue Canary is comprised of talented individuals who have hands-on experience working with data and implementing real solutions.  Our deliverable isn't just a slide deck with recommendations.  We strive to deliver solutions that use data to improve your business with measurable results.

From the data center to the cloud, Oracle not only eliminates the complexity that stifles business innovation, but also engineers in speed, reliability, security, and manageability. The result is an integrated stack of best-in-class hardware and soft-ware products, with every layer designed to work together according to open industry standards. Oracle's complete, open, and integrated solutions offer extreme performance at the lowest cost—all from a single vendor. Integrated, industry-specific solutions are engineered to address and simplify complex business processes.
For customers needing modular solutions, Oracle's open architecture and multiple op¬erating system options—including Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, and more—provide unmatched choice and other benefits. This allows customers to build the most opti¬mized infrastructure for their enterprise.

IBM is a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM attracts and retains some of the world's most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments and non-profits.

Innovation is at the core of IBM's strategy. The company develops and sells software and systems hardware and a broad range of infrastructure, cloud and consulting services.

Today, IBM is focused on four growth initiatives - business analytics, cloud computing, growth markets and Smarter Planet. IBMers are working with customers around the world to apply the company's business consulting, technology and R&D expertise to build systems that enable dynamic and efficient organizations, better transportation, safer food, cleaner water and healthier populations.

Silver Sponsor



Asahi Net International ("ANI") is a technology company that delivers teaching and learning systems that empower students and educators to extend and reinvent education.

ANI's teams based in  Arizona, engage with the Sakai open source community and make Sakai enterprise-ready, easily deployable, and fully supported for colleges and universities. Together, we provide cost-effective, expert technology solutions for higher education.

ANI and its parent company, ASAHI Net Inc., a public Japanese Internet service provider, support 230 educational institutions and over 550,000 students around the world with their technology and experience in the field of education.

At Blackboard, we started out with a unique idea—if we are not learning something new every day, we are not moving forward. Right now, there is a great opportunity to reimagine education, from pre-K through lifelong learning and across the student experience. In the next decade, we will see an incredible influx of new ideas that challenge the status quo and support learners in new ways.

Our goal is to make learning more desirable, accessible, and meaningful for learners. By doing this, we have a shared sense of purpose with teachers, administrators, and leaders at all levels that are working to improve outcomes for learners.

Canvas is the learning management system that gets used. Why? Because it's easy to implement and easy to learn, so it makes teaching and learning easier. Canvas connects teachers with tools, tools with ideas, ideas with students, and students with each other. With built-in features you need and integrations you want, Canvas stays out of the way so you can focus on learning. Find out why millions of students and educators at more than 1,200 schools, colleges, and universities say Canvas is easy to use — and easy to love. Try it yourself at

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Intel today has more than 100,000 employees in 63 countries and serves customers in more than 120 countries. Intel today designs and manufactures a variety of essential technologies, including microprocessors and chipsets and the additional hardware, software, and related services that together serve as the foundation for many of the world's computing devices.


Over the last decade, Intel has evolved from a company that largely serves the PC industry, to a company that increasingly provides the vital intelligence inside all things computing. In fact, one-third of Intel's revenue is associated with products beyond the PC. Hardware and software products by Intel and subsidiaries such as McAfee, power the majority of the world's data centers, connect hundreds of millions of cellular handsets and help secure and protect computers, mobile devices and corporate and government IT systems. Intel technologies are also inside intelligent systems, such as in automobiles, automated factories and medical devices.

Unicon is an IT consulting, technology services and open source support company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive education technologies capabilities across a variety industries, and provides an innovative support program for open source projects. Unicon has been delivering scalable and dependable integrated technology solutions for over 20 years, and considers this to be its greatest strength: "large company abilities, small company values."

Additional sponsors include:

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