Chief Technology Officer
Imperial County Office of Education
Luis Wong is the chief executive officer for the California K-12 High Speed Network (K12HSN), where he oversees and coordinates the participation of K–12 schools in the California Research and Education Network. In 2014, the State Legislature granted funds to K12HSN to connect approximately 400 unserved and underserved schools in rural California, and in 2015, the organization received the CCSESA Innovation in Technology Award. As CEO, he works very closely with county offices of education and school districts across the state to ensure the network can provide reliable capacity for teaching and learning. In Imperial County, he oversees the operation of a high-speed, self-provisioned fiber-optic network that connects over 120 community anchor institutions with dark fiber. This collaborative is now expanding network capabilities and piloting a self-provision private LTE network to serve the community at large. He has over 23 years of experience in IT infrastructure and high-speed networking, and earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with a specialty in telecommunications from CETYS University in Mexico.