Creating a Culture of Innovation

Thursday, July 13 | 8:30am - 9:45am PT | Pike 1 and 2, 1st Floor
Session Type: General Session
When it works well, technology plays a critical role in driving innovation throughout an organization. The need for agile and responsive IT is especially important to higher education, given cyberinfrastructure challenges, the potential for using technology to enhance teaching and learning, and opportunities to make universities more efficient through digitization and automation. How do we as CIOs help create an environment in which innovation is not only accepted but also valued? We will study best practices and develop ideas to put into action at our own institutions.

Objectives: Better understand the role of innovation and adaption in achieving sustainable excellence *Learn how embracing innovation can lead to a more satisfying work experience for IT staff *Explore best practices for creating a culture of innovation


  • Mark Askren

    Vice President for Information Technology, University of Nebraska
  • Kirk Kelly

    Associate Vice President and CIO, Portland State University