Chris Spadanuda


Chris is a senior member of University Information Technology Services, serving on the CIO’s IT Cabinet, providing leadership and strategy development for enterprise IT infrastructure and services. Developing partnerships and implementing shared services, reducing costs and creating operational efficiencies, he is directly responsible for the management of the Core Enterprise Services group consisting of the Middleware and Identity Management (IAM) Team, the IT Architecture and Infrastructure Team, and the Infrastructure Services and Applications Team. In this role, he develops UWM’s IAM and Data Center roadmaps and oversee the strategy, design, and implementation of IT systems. Additionally, He collaborates with campus partners and leads the governance of IT services, projects, and initiatives.

His direct responsibilities include data center infrastructure, architecture, customer support, user provisioning, compliance, (FERPA, HIPAA, InCommon, PCI, NIST) and authentication/authorization services such as Active Directory, OpenLDAP, RADIUS, and the campus Shibboleth (SAML) environment. He is the current Chair of the InCommon Assurance Advisory Committee and has presented at many regional and national higher education events.

Chris previously worked as the Desktop Support Manager for University Information Technology Services at UW-Milwaukee. Where, he and his team were directly responsible for the support of 30 campus units and the general campus labs. He also oversaw the campus tech repair center available to students, staff and faculty for the repair of personal equipment. Having started his career in a K-12 school district, he has a strong background in supporting the academic mission through the delivery of IT services. Special interests include Active Directory, identity management, user support services, and emerging technologies.

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