Edward L. Hanapole is Chief Information Officer for Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) and a leading global provider of educational services offering post-secondary education, test preparation, professional training and K12 programs. Hanapole is responsible for the company’s corporate technology applications and sets best practices and standards for the company’s individual businesses.  Together with the CTOs at each business unit, Hanapole helps shape Kaplan’s content development and delivery strategy to best suit the needs of the company’s more than 1 million annual students worldwide. He most recently served as Chief Information Officer for Star TV based in Hong Kong, one of the largest broadcast media companies in Asia and part of News Corporation.  He worked earlier for the company in its New York headquarters in 2006 as Vice President of Global Technology.  Prior to Star TV, Hanapole served in a variety of executive positions at IBM from 1999 to 2006, where he was involved on a range of projects involving customers in broadcasting, publishing, telecommunications, digital media and sports.  Hanapole has also worked as Chief Information Officer for the New York Times Digital group and held positions with Simon & Schuster and the Standard & Poor’s division of the McGraw Hill Companies. Hanapole earned his Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Management at Syracuse University.