OCIO Presents: Brad Wheeler, VP and CIO at Indiana University, on April 14th at Boalt Hall: Thriving in the Era of Rabid Collaboration
As the discovery phase of the Operational Excellence initiative comes to a close and we begin the solutions design process, it is clear that technology will play a critical role in the enablement of many of the solutions. A key question we need to consider is how cloud computing offerings and community-developed software solutions like Sakai and Kuali will factor into the campus future.
Dr. Brad Wheeler, a nationally respected higher education technology leader and an active pioneer of new models of collaboration that have changed the economics of information technology in higher education, will share his thoughts on this topic. Dr. Wheeler will speak about the opportunities and challenges that cloud computing and collaborative solutions development present for higher education, followed by a conversation between myself and Dr Wheeler on the potential impact related to some of the OE findings as well and an opportunity for audience Q & A.
Dr. Brad Wheeler, Indiana Universitys vice president for information technology and chief information officer, leads IT services for IUs eight campuses. These services include research, educational, administrative, networking, and other shared IT services. He has co-founded some of higher educations most transformative software and service collaborations including the Sakai Project for teaching and learning software, Kuali for financial and other administrative systems, and the HathiTrust for digital copies of scanned books as part of the Google Book Project. These projects are a blend of both open source and traditional development models that have grown to an ecosystem encompassing over $60M of pooled investments from 50 institutions and 22 commercial firms. He is a professor of information systems in IUs Kelley School of Business, and has taught executive programs for corporate and MBA audiences on six continents.