Dr. David Stack is a Spiritual Director with prior experience as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Associate Vice President of Information Technology for the University of Wisconsin System. He is experienced in accompanying people from technical, administrative and educational fields on their spiritual journeys.
David is also a volunteer Vice President and Advisor for the STEM-Trek Nonprofit (501.c.3), a global, grassroots, nonprofit virtual organization that supports travel and professional development for High Performance Computing (HPC)-curious scholars from under-represented groups and regions. STEM-Trek crowd-sources for collaborators, answers, mentors, donated travel points and more.
David is also a consultant on the technical aspects of Graphical Waterfalls® for Pevnick Design and a trained SoulCollage® facilitator.
When CIOs decide to move on and tackle new endeavors, they need an engaging occupation — personal or professional — to attain happiness and satisfaction after leaving their primary work. Transferrable skills make this shift possible.
As most higher education institutions continue to experience rising costs, reductions in funding from nontuition sources, and growing pressure to curtail tuition increases, the need to know and manage the total cost of IT across campus has never been greater.
In February 2009, a joint workshop of the EDUCAUSE Advanced Core Technologies Initiative Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group (ACTI-CCI) and the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) issued a report and recommendations that addressed the challenges and strategies for developing a coherent cyberinfrastructure from local campus to national facilities.