Yearly Archives: 2012

Twenty Years and Counting

By | August 31, 2012

Tweet Today, I celebrate twenty years of service at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. When I joined BCIT on August 31, 1992, I was in my late 20’s. I had been married for 4 years and we had a baby girl who was just over a year old. I started as an Intermediate Systems… Read More »

My New Adventure

By | August 2, 2012

Tweet My new adventure begins! Last week, I accepted a 2 year contract as the Director of Information Technology at the American University of Sharjah in the Emirate of Sharjah  in the United Arab Emirates.  Sharjah is one of seven emirates that are federated together to form the United Arab Emirates and is adjacent to Dubai. This… Read More »

Higher Ed CIO Challenges 2 – Consumerization of IT

By | July 11, 2012

Tweet This is the second of a three part series on Challenges for Higher Education CIOs – Consumerization of IT. The particular focus of this challenge is the rise of mobile computing commonly known as “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD).  This trend is changing the education mandate, particularly how faculty teach course materials to their… Read More »

Higher Ed CIO Challenge 1 – Globalization of Education

By | July 3, 2012

Tweet This is the first of a three part series on Challenges for Higher Education CIOs – Globalization of Education. The delivery of education has become a global business.  The number of students from K to 12 aged populations in North America are decreasing, putting pressure on education institutions to look for customers in global… Read More »

Challenges for Higher Education CIOs

By | June 30, 2012

Tweet This is the introductory post describing three challenges for higher education Chief Information Officers. Higher education is evolving and adapting which presents challenges to the traditional approaches to IT service delivery.  This section explores three challenges facing Higher Education CIOs: Globalization of Education Consumerization of IT Cloud Computing Services. The first challenge facing CIOs… Read More »

Social Media Guidelines – part 3

By | April 20, 2012

Tweet This is part three of my Social Media Guideline series and the final post in the series. Social media is becoming a mainstay in how we engage and collaborate with our colleagues, peers and customers.  With the introduction of social media tools into our businesses, there is a need to develop some guidelines and… Read More »

Social Media Guidelines – part 2

By | April 19, 2012

Tweet This is part two of my Social Media Guideline series. Social media is becoming a mainstay in how we engage and collaborate with our colleagues, peers and customers.  With the introduction of social media tools into our businesses, there is a need to develop some guidelines and polices.  I am working on a social… Read More »

Social Media Guidelines – part 1

By | April 18, 2012

Tweet Social media is becoming a mainstay in how we engage and collaborate with our colleagues, peers and customers.  With the introduction of social media tools into our businesses, there is a need to develop some guidelines and polices.  I am working on a social media strategy for the HEITBC consortium in British Columbia.  … Read More »

Our Students: Products or Customers?

By | April 14, 2012

Tweet I was part of a discussion about our students.  I was in a great session at SGHE Summit Conference facilitated by my good friend Brian Knotts (@brian_knotts) titled the Future of ERP. The discussion began with a suggestion from me that our higher education institutions need to find ways to become “open, candid and… Read More »