Brian Dourty is the Associate Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer for the Office of Information Resources at the University of Texas at Dallas. He leads the Architecture, Infrastrucutre, and Operation teams which provide computing infrastructure, networking, and database services. Brian has over 19 years of experience in Information Technology within higher education. Before joining the team at UT Dallas, Brian spent 3 years as the Associate Director of Systems and Operations at the University of Missouri System where he was responsible for the operation of IT systems that supported both system and campus functions. Prior to that, he held varying roles within the Division of IT at the University of Missouri including managing the infrastructure teams, leading the Linux system administration team, and managing computing sites on campus. Brian earned a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Missouri - Columbia.