Mike Belcher is currently the Americas Education Strategy Manager at Hewlett Packard and based in Houston Texas. Mike began his career at HP in 2007 as the Education Solutions Manager for the Americas Region helping develop, build and bring to market several key solutions including education services, software and partner - driven products around “Real Life solutions” program. Real Life solutions were designed to help schools use technology to prepare students for their future and help move from Teacher-centric to Student-centered learning
In 2009 he transitioned to the worldwide Education team and helped develop some of the first “Cloud-architected” solutions for the K12 market. These new “Student-Centered, Personalized Learning” solutions as well as the Digital Learning Framework including product management and market development of new education solutions including HP Classroom Manager www.hp.com/go/hpclassroommanager and HP School Cloud in conjunction with ClassLink as the first Web-based Desktop to work across all platforms. Mike also developed HP Education solutions messaging for the HP Education site www.hp.com/hpeducation.
In 2012, Mike took a new role in the HP Education Strategy for the Americas, as the senior strategist and advocate for education needs with-in HP. In addition Mike works regularly with State Legislature, Offices of Education and Superintendents to solve the complex challenges facing our schools to deliver sustainable effective Instructional outcomes through the use of technology.
For the ten years prior to HP, Mike was the Sr. Product Planning Manager for Gateway, Inc, one of the nation’s largest technology companies. He was responsible for planning, developing and delivering Gateways technology-based learning solutions. He worked regularly with leaders in the Instructional technology field, to help create synergistic solutions to educational and learning problems. In 2004 Mike launched the latest update to the www.LearnWithGateway.com platform, allowing Education clients access to its Integrated Learning Solutions in the most cost effective way possible. In 2005-6 Mike helped design and launch Gateway’s 1:1 Education Solutions to great success. This set of consulting, applications, professional development services and 3rd party solutions combined with a unique selling approach differentiated Gateways Education business in both K-12 and Higher Education and provided thought leadership to Gateway in improving our nation’s schools through a synergy of services and technology.
Raised in Northern and Southern California, Mike now resides in Austin, TX and is a member of ASTD and ISTE, sits on several State Educational Boards and is involved in Ed Tech Learning initiatives as well as a speaker at multiple State and National events for the education market.