Crossing the Chasm: Insights from Former CIOs Now in Consulting, Sales, Non-Profit, and Government

Tuesday, October 10 | 11:15AM–12:00PM CT | W184d, Level 1
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session
Transitioning from higher education to a different career or industry can be a challenging decision. It requires a careful assessment of one's career goals, strengths, and motivations. In this session, former university CIOs will share their personal experiences, insights, and lessons learned from their journey to new roles in different industries. They will discuss what to consider when seeking to change careers, the pros and cons of moving from higher education to a different sector, and their experiences during that journey.


  • Cathy Bates

    Senior Principal and Associate Partner, Vantage Technology Consulting Group
  • Brian Baute

    SVP of Sales, RahRah
  • Rae Clemmons

    Leader, Higher Education BD & Strategy, Amazon Web Services
  • Kyle Johnson

    Chief Operating Officer, City of Philadelphia