Brian Basgen


Brian Basgen started his career as an IT work-study student and developed a technical background in Unix systems administration, networking, information security and project management. As an IT leader, Brian follows a servant leadership model that focuses on team building, culture development, strategic planning, and alignment of IT to ensure institutional success. Brian currently serves as CIO at Emerson College, leading a staff of 80 in the IT department, the Media Technologies and Productions department, and the radio station WERS.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Higher Education Generative AI Readiness Assessment
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports
    • Contributor

    The Higher Education Generative AI Readiness Assessment is designed to provide a sense of your institution’s preparedness for strategic AI initiatives.

  • A Generative AI Primer
    • Article
    • Author

    Understanding the current state of technology requires understanding its origins. This reading list provides sources relevant to the form of generative AI that led to natural language processing (NLP) models such as ChatGPT.

  • Committing to DEI Work: Are You Engaged?
    • Article
    • Author

    Although many IT leaders agree on the importance of DEI work, fewer are actively engaged in the work involved. Why do leaders avoid this work, and what can they do to commit in a meaningful way?

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