At Athabasca University Dietmar Kennepohl is Associate Vice President Academic and Professor of Chemistry, Cindy Ives is Director of the Centre for Learning Design and Development, Brian Stewart is Vice President Information Technology and CIO, and Rory McGreal is Professor, Centre for Distance Education and UNESCO/COL Chair in Open Educational Resources.
Brian is the Deputy CIO of the University of Alberta
Brian's role is to work with his peer executive group to provide strategic leadership to the application of Information and communications technology (ICT) to the activities of the University. He also leads the Business Transformation unit which includes the IT Project, Organisational Change Management and digital adoption capabilities. Current initiatives include the development of a service oriented organization, the establishment of enterprise data management and the digital transformation of the campus.
Brian plays an active role in the Post Secondary ICT Community and is the Board Chair for the Canadian University Council of Chief Information Officers (CUCCIO). Brian is also an active presenter and publisher on the topics of digital transformation and the use of ICT in higher education. He has recently authored a MOOC on Digital Strategy and instructs an MBA course on Business Transformation. Brian holds an MA in Economics, an MBA and a number of industry certifications.
A chapter from Game Changers
By Brian Stewart and Dave Hrenewich