Understanding and Cultivating the CIO-CAO Relationship

Wednesday, October 16 | 11:30AM–12:20PM
Session Type: E13OL

The role of the chief information officer and the chief administrative officer may at times have divergent interests, yet both are critical to institutional success. Whether the CIO reports to the CAO or the CIO is on the administrative side of the institution, challenges to working collaboratively may exist. Language barriers, priorities, and conflicting philosophies may contribute to a lack of understanding and appreciation for each other's roles. This session will be co-led by a CIO and a CAO who will share their strategies for fostering a productive, interdependent relationship that best serves the institution.


  • Ken Janz

    Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Library, and CIO, Winona State University

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