Tag Archives: higher education

Where should IT be in the reporting structure?

by | August 12, 2014

Where do we place IT in the reporting structure of an organization?  The topic of reporting structure and IT’s placement has nagged me for years. The typical answer for IT reporting structure is “it depends” and that is not wrong.  Based on my experiences, I am firmly convinced that IT needs to report to the Chancellor/President/CEO, essentially… Read more »

Technology Governance Scenarios

by | July 19, 2013

I got a great question from Bill Cooke about my Technology Governance in a Simple Model post. He brought up questions about how a CIO supports innovation and opportunistic activities. Here is my response to Bill: Bill, Thanks for taking time to read my post and to provide your feedback. You make a good point… Read more »

Twenty Years and Counting

by | August 31, 2012

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 Analyst… Read more »

Higher Ed CIO Challenge 1 – Globalization of Education

by | July 3, 2012

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 markets. … Read more »

Challenges for Higher Education CIOs

by | June 30, 2012

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 is… Read more »

Our Students: Products or Customers?

by | April 14, 2012

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 people… Read more »

Enterprise Architecture in Higher Education – Yes!

by | January 15, 2012

Adrian Grigoriu wrote an article in eBizq titled Enterprise Architecture in Higher Education in Nov 2011 – http://www.ebizq.net/blogs/ea_matters/2011/11/enterprise-architecture-and-higher-education.php.  I have been meaning to write a supportive post to Adrian and finally have time.  In a nutshell, I agree and Adrian’s makes 3 excellent points for why Enterprise Architecture should be taught.  Adrian’s short article is… Read more »

Business Analytics Anyone?

by | January 11, 2012

Today, I participated in a focus group to help start up the BCIT School of Business Business Analytics Centre of Excellence.  The room was full of Business Intelligence/Analytics/Insight leaders from around Vancouver.  We were brought together by Ed Bosman and Karen Plesner both instructors in the BCIT School of Business.  Karen facilitated a two hour discussion… Read more »

Enterprise Architecture in Higher Education – some global resources

by | December 18, 2011

Last week, John Gotze (@gotze) sent me a call to action by tweeting: Finnish universities adopt #entarch, and look for international inspiration and collaboration. Who’s doing EA for universities? @leodesousa? My first reply to John was the Twitter handles of practicing Enterprise Architects in higher education as well as the Educause group ITANA.  Educause also has… Read more »