CIOs Reach Across the Aisle to Enable Collaborative Research Innovation

Thursday, October 29 | 9:00AM–9:50AM | Meeting Room 106
Session Type: Professional Development
CIOs have extreme depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise in their organizations, which translates to an ability to deliver technical innovations related to information and communications technology. Reaching across the aisle—within the academy to research, engineering, science, and business colleagues as well as out to industry—can enable global innovation.

Outcomes: Understand the value of reaching across the aisle to partner in supporting research and innovation within the academy and with industry * Understand the technical and business model changes that enable innovation * Understand the value of a collaborative innovation culture across the academy and why the IT organization should be a leader


  • Curt Hillegas

    Associate CIO, Research Computing, Princeton University
  • Florence Hudson

    Executive Director, Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub
  • Rick McMullen

    Associate Director for High Performance Research Computing, Texas A&M University
  • Clare van den Blink

    Senior IT Advisor, Pace University
  • Alan Wolf

    Managing Director, Academic Technology, Harvard University

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