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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 »

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 »

The Monday Report Builds Understanding and Collaboration

By | April 3, 2012

Tweet I have 24 direct reports and always find it hard to get a good understanding of what each of them do on a weekly basis.  A few weeks ago, I retweeted about a post that might help. Frank Addante (@FrankAddante), founder and CEO of the Rubicon project wrote a post for Inc.com that has really… Read More »

The Tipping Point to Mobile

By | March 18, 2012

Tweet As I read my Twitter feed on my smartphone, I believe we are on a tipping point to mobile.  More and more websites recognize that I am using a mobile device and are serving up there content for a mobile experience.  I really appreciate this feature so I can keep up with trending topics and… Read More »

Trust Agents – Book Review

By | February 28, 2012

Tweet I finished reading Trust Agents, Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation and Earn Trust,  by Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan) and Julien Smith (@Julien) as part of my Masters class Enterprise Social Media @ Syracuse University iSchool. The book is very well written and provides very practical advice for anyone who wants to participate… Read More »