Lightspeed Digital Insight™ Wins Tech & Learning Best of Show Award

ISTE Best of Show Award badge 2023

Austin, Texas – July 5, 2023 — Lightspeed Systems® (“Lightspeed”) the leader in safe, secure, and equitable education technology, has won the prestigious 2023 Tech & Learning Award for Best of Show for its innovative product, Lightspeed Digital Insight™—with notable recognition for its Digital Equity module. This standout solution from Lightspeed was selected from among the top achievers in the edtech sector.

Lightspeed Digital Insight empowers information and instructional technology teams to gain full visibility and control of edtech usage across their district. With a single view of robust analytics, district leaders are empowered to streamline data privacy management, simplify app approval workflows, identify areas of cost management, and ensure equitable connectivity for all students.

Lightspeed displayed its newly released Digital Equity module, part of Lightspeed Digital Insight, during ISTELive23, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference in Philadelphia, last week.

As the first of its kind, Lightspeed’s Digital Equity module provides a complete, real-time view of each student’s internet speed, service provider, device health, and operating system at home and at school. Technology leaders can drill down into specific data to immediately identify individual students who might experience challenges accessing academic resources, as well as view overall district-wide usage to help identify local communities that need additional support and resources. Digital Equity is customizable, giving leaders the option to turn on specific data and usage stats.

“Access to education is one of the most important steps to improving life outcomes,” said Brook McShane Bock, Chief Product Officer at Lightspeed Systems. “Lightspeed has just made a giant step forward in improving the lives of millions of children. Lightspeed Digital Equity uniquely provides districts with real-time visibility into students’ bandwidth and device health, which will ensure all students have access to academic resources at home and school.”

Tech & Learning’s Best of Show Awards judges evaluated nominated products with the following criteria: ease of use, value, uniqueness in the market, and proof that the product helped make educators’ lives easier and supported student achievement.

“We received an impressive array of nominations for this year’s awards,” says Christine Weiser, content director for Tech & Learning. “Our judges chose the products that they believed best supported innovation in the classroom and district. Congratulations to our winners!”

About Lightspeed Systems

Lightspeed Systems is dedicated to providing time-saving solutions and empowering districts to focus where it matters most—students and learning. Lightspeed provides one integrated platform of cloud-managed solutions: Security & Compliance, Safety & Wellness, and Engagement & Impact, purpose-built for school networks and devices. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Lightspeed serves more than 20 million students using 11 million devices in 28,000 schools throughout 41 countries. To learn more, visit

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