IT organizations must become strategic partners in their institutions to support and further IT’s ongoing evolution.
Chris Boniforti is the Chief Strategy and Technology Officer at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. A member of the presidents cabinet, Boniforti advises the university's managing body on technology initiatives and strategic infrastructure planning. In addition to managing the network and information services for the campus, he has directed the design and rollout of one of higher education's most extensive tablet-based learning programs. Mr. Boniforti served as the program manager for the substantial undertaking in preparation for the final Presidential debate that took place in October 2012. Mr. Boniforti was named CIO Magazine's Top 100 in 2014, and South Florida's Top CIO at the South Florida Business Journal's 2007 Technology Awards. Boniforti was also awarded ACUTA Jeri Semer Volunteer of the year award in 2014. During his tenure Lynn University as recognized as an Apple Distinguished School, and by ACUTA for its institutional excellence award for 2014. His technical certifications include PMI and SANS GIAC. Chris Boniforti has been featured in Campus Technology magazine, Security Administrators Network Systems (SANS), Ed Tech Magazine, Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Education. Additionally, Mr. Boniforti is engaged in delivering educational technology presentations in educational conferences such as Educause, ACUTA, UB Tech, SCUP and others.