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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" 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 Virtualized Education team in the Desktop Solutions Organization and helped develop Virtualized "Student-Centered, Personalized Learning solutions" as well as the Digital Learning Framework including product management and market development of these new solutions. Mike helped develop HP Classroom Manager www.hp.com/go/hpclassroommanager and developed HP SchoolCloud www.hp.com/go/schoolcloud , the nation's first Private Cloud solution delivering a full instructional desktop on any internet connected device, designed specifically for Education from the ground up.

In 2012, Mike took a new role in the HP Education Strategy team for the Americas, as a Subject Matter Expert and advocate for education needs with-in HP

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 their www.LearnWithGateway.com platform, allowing mid-enterprise client's access to its Integrated Learning Solution in the most cost effective way possible. In 2006 Mike helped design and launch Gateway's 1:1 Education Solutions to great success. This set of solutions and unique approach differentiated Gateways Education business in both K-12 and Higher Education and gives Gateway thought leadership in improving our nation's schools through a synergy of services and technology.

Raised in Northern and Southern California, Mike now resides in Tomball, TX and is a member of ASTD and ISTE, sits on several State Educational Boards and is involved in Cloud and e-Learning initiatives as well as a speaker at multiple State and National events for the education market.