Improving Service and Innovation Through Decentralization: Fact or Fiction?

Tuesday, October 15 | 2:15PM–3:00PM CT | W178a, Level 1
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Moderated Discussion
Campus leadership commonly perceive value in centralizing IT resources to save money, eliminate redundancies, and reduce waste. Can decentralization of IT provide similar benefits for efficiency and collaboration? Come learn three perspectives on how to successfully tackle a complex reorganization of IT, academic technology, and shared support center functions.

Outcomes: Understand the tangible and intangible benefits and potential pitfalls of an IT decentralization effort * Compare strategies for building collaboration and measuring success of federation efforts * Identify a list of opportunities for collaboration and efficiency between IT, academic technology, and shared services functions


  • Tara Hughes

    Chief Information Officer, California State University Maritime Academy
  • Jill Leafstedt

    Interim Dean of Extended University & AVP for Digital Learning, California State University, Channel Islands
  • Peter Mosinskis

    Deputy Chief Information Officer, California State University, Office of the Chancellor

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    Updated on 5/31/2023