• Innovations in education technology have not only altered the way we learn but our expectations from education itself. In sharp contrast to the traditional education system where emphasis was laid on passing on the morals, values and the accepted social practises to the next generation, modern education leveraging technology, emphasises on equipping the learners with skills that would not only aid them to survive and make it through the cut throat competition but more importantly enable and inspire learners to thinking critically. Classrooms and training centres have moved well beyond text books and black boards to virtual classrooms, mobile devices, online gaming, and cloud-based LMSs. However this is only one aspect of how technology has changed at education landscape.   Educational institutes and training institutes today are a complex structure made out of students, teachers and curriculum, laboratories, libraries and hostels, the nonteaching staff and so much more, whose management through mere office applications is unimaginable. A robust school management system that links the various stakeholders in the education process - the students, teachers, parents and management and fosters visibility has become a requisite. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the education vertical is one among those that has been completely resurfaced by technology.   The CIOReview editorial team in collaboration with a distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, and industry analysts have come up with the list of “20 Most Promising Education Technology Solutions Providers 2017” after close scrutiny. The listed solution providers are satiating the hunger for innovation in the education technology domain with their break through products which prove that technology is the ultimate enabler.