A comprehensive set of dedicated human activities is required to fully support and proactively accelerate scholarly discovery via research computing services, in what is a novel supplement to existing research computing staffing structures: the Research Computing Facilitator.
Bruce Maas is the Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a position he has held since August of 2011. He has served the University of Wisconsin System in a diversity of roles over a career of more than 39 years, including University Budget Manager, Assistant Dean for Business Affairs, and PeopleSoft Student System Executive Project Manager. Prior to his current position, he served for seven years as the Chief Information Officer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Bruce has served as the Director and as a faculty member of the EDUCAUSE Leadership Institute, and as chair of the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference. He recently completed serving a 4 year term on the EDUCAUSE Board from 2012 to 2016, and Board Chair for his last 2 years. He is also a member of the Internet2 External Relations PAG and Program and Priorities Committe, and was the co-PI for two NSF infrastructure grants. In addition, Bruce just completed his term on the Board of Directors of Unizin and Board of Directors of IMS Global. Bruce holds an MS in administrative leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Bachelor degrees in Accounting and MIS. Bruce is retiring from UW-Madison April 28, 2017.
At the 2012 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, four panelists talked about a CIO's first year, sharing their experience and advice on learning the institutional culture, working with stakeholders, understanding what's really behind a problem surfaced to the IT department, and effectively supporting strategic changes in information technology on campus.
Bruce Maas is the Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO at the University of Wisconsin–Madison