How IT’s priorities and role will shift post COVID-19




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11:00AM - MT


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Industry leaders are theorizing COVID-19 is forcing the largest shift in Higher Education we’ve seen in decades.  With the shift to remote learning and work, Digital Transformation has been catapulted to the forefront of institution priorities.

Join us as our panel of Higher Education IT leaders and consultants share their unique perspectives on:
- How COVID-19 will impact the career trajectory of IT leaders
- How the role of the CIO and IT stakeholders on campus will change
- How 2020 - 2021 strategic IT planning will be impacted
- How to effectively plan for a post-COVID strategy


Garret Yoshimi
Vice President for IT and CIO, University of Hawaii
As the University of Hawaiʻi’s vice president for information technology and chief information officer, Garret Yoshimi is responsible for UH systemwide information technology systems and services. Yoshimi provides executive leadership in collaboratively setting the overall vision, goals, strategies and plans for the effective and appropriate use of information technologies to advance the UH System. Garret sits on the Kuali Build Design Advisory Board and continues to serve and provide leadership to the greater Kuali Community.
Matthew Ferm
Founder and Managing Partner, Harvard Partners
Matthew Ferm is a founder and Managing Partner of Harvard Partners. Prior to Harvard Partners, Matt spent 17 years with Wellington Management Company, LLP. As an Associate Partner and Director of Enterprise Technologies, Matt was responsible for managing the global physical computing infrastructure of this financial services firm.
Rui Guo
Research Information Systems Director, The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Rui Guo joined UAH in 2005 as a staff member in the Central IT Department. He has been working in the IT-related areas throughout the campus (Central IT, Student Services, Research). He is currently is the Research Information Systems Director. UAH went live with Kuali Research in FY20.