Saad Ayub is the former Chief Information Officer for Scholastic Incorporated where he was responsible for providing IT vision for Scholastic, partnering with business leaders to deliver business enabling capabilities, and enhancing his organizational effectiveness. Prior to Scholastic, Saad worked at The Hartford and Aetna where he led various IT organizations. Key technical areas that he was responsible for included: call center automation, internet technologies, content management, data warehouse, and customer service systems (web, IVR, and call center). Saad joined Aetna from McKinsey and Company, where he worked with various financial and insurance companies on numerous projects including business and IT strategy, application portfolios, infrastructure management, and project implementations. Before McKinsey, Saad was with GTE Labs in Waltham, MA, where he was involved in the development of business support systems, refinement of business processes, and various application development efforts. He holds a BS degree in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. He also earned an MS degree in Computer Science, an MBA and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.