Read the interview transcript As higher education IT leaders, we need to be better at leveraging the collective intelligence of our institutions – and our peers’ – to create organizational value faster. My colleague and friend, Dr. Bradley Wheeler from Indiana University, joined us for a thought-provoking conversation on the past and future of information technology in higher…

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Read the interview transcript Data is playing a huge role in bringing quantitative analysis to the discussion around student success initiatives in higher education, to limit the time it takes to complete a degree, as well as the financial burden of student debt.  This week I connected with Dr. Mike Dennin, Dean of Undergraduate Education…

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Read the interview transcript COVID-19 has affected every person, but the more we study the data, the more we see an exacerbation of societal inequities in the pandemic’s impact. One such area is in health inequities, where Black, Indigenous, and People of Color – as well as those in lower socio-economic tiers – are being…

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Steps going up

When my younger son was playing Little League, he played for a coach who had a great way of working with the kids. At the beginning of the year, he would explain that their goal was to get one percent better at each practice, and that by the end of the year they would be amazed to see their improvement over the course of the season.  I loved that…

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Business man on future network city

Last week, I shared my perspective on a way to chart a course forward in a post-COVID world: Respond. Recover. Reinforce. Reimagine. Let me expand, and continue our call to step up, during an important leadership moment for us technology professionals. Respond The events of the past three months have challenged even the most seasoned…

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Read the interview transcript. Higher Education represents the potential of people and society. We are a community; we should all strive to be the best we can be and make this world the best place it can be. With the current events and injustice happening in our society, there is no more important topic to cover than anti-Blackness and structural racism. We all…

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Tom Andriola

Recently I was interviewed by the UC IT blog about my new role at UCI. An excerpt of the interview is below; you can read the full interview at https://cio.ucop.edu/ Where’d You Go, Tom Andriola? Interview with UCI VC for Information, Technology & Data Tom Andriola became vice chancellor of Information, Technology & Data at UC…

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Red paper airplane taking off from white paper airplanes

When I was a young adult there was a particular tragedy in my life, and I remember my mother’s words so vividly after it happened. She said, “After this, your life will never be the same again.” Today I am the father of three children, all young adults, and watching the events of COVID-19 for…

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Where would we be without technology during this pandemic? Our students would not have been able to continue their educational journeys. Many patients could continue to receive care through telehealth and virtual visits. Doctors and professors all got more comfortable with these tools we’ve been pushing at them for the better part of a decade.…

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