Steve Midgley is a consulting principal with Mixrun, a CTO consultancy for a number of for-profit and education sector organizations. He previously served as the Deputy Director of Education Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. His principal areas of focus were data transparency, digital interoperability and online learning. Prior to arriving at Education, he was the Director of Education at the FCC, where he headed the team which developed the Education chapter of the National Broadband Plan. Prior to government service Steve served as a Program Manager for the Stupski Foundation for six years, designing and implementing grants for technology in K-12 education. This work involved intensive on-the-ground implementation work with District and State agencies around the country. In the 90’s, Steve was the founding Vice President of Engineering for LoopNet Inc., a commercial real estate listing firm. He designed and built LoopNet's technology and web systems from its inception. LoopNet remains a successful business and is currently listed on NASDAQ.