The New, New Leadership Challenge: Managing the Technology Amoeba

Tuesday, March 31 | 5:30PM–6:20PM | Room 550
Session Type: Professional Development
It's an exciting time in higher education technology. Today's rapid, ever-morphing amoeba-like technological advances, coupled with the disruptive changes facing higher education, require a new type of IT organization, and with it, new approaches to leadership. Whether defining and advocating for a comprehensive strategic technology vision or building and leading a "dream team" to propel innovation and adoption, it can be difficult to plan and execute the simplest of goals when the targets appear to be perpetually moving. Join senior IT leaders from four different institutions in this interactive session to explore the skills and competencies required to lead in this new reality. Additionally, we'll delve into strategies required to create and maintain high-performing organizations.

OUTCOMES: Better understand changes facing higher education and the implications for IT * Dialogue on the competencies required to be an effective leader, with the goal of viewing these exceptional requirements realistically and as "doable" * Discuss recent management research and how it can be applied to leadership


  • Michael Cato

    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Bowdoin College
  • Paige Francis

    Interim CIO, Alice L Walton School of Medicine
  • Michael Kubit

    Higher Education Industry Segment Advisor, T-Mobile for Education
  • Mac McIntosh

    Vice President & Chief Information Officer, University of Richmond