The technology aspect of digital transformation is obvious, but the other two elements—shifting culture and workforce—are just as important.
David Weil is Ithaca College's Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.
David is a passionate thought leader with experience across a broad spectrum of academic, administrative, and technical areas of higher education IT, and has a deep commitment to connect the work we do with those we serve. He believes that IT serves as a catalyst for advancing institutional goals, and regularly works with EDUCAUSE and other organizations to help advance the field of IT in higher education.
Over his career to-date David has been involved in leading numerous aspects of technology services in higher education, including student and faculty support, enterprise applications and development, business intelligence, policy development, system administration, and campus-wide technology planning.
During his time at Ithaca College he has led projects to improve and expand the technology services to the institution, including modernizing the IT department, organization and core technologies, a campus-wide enterprise content management implementation, web portal development, emergency notification system deployment, the development of faculty and staff support programs, and many technology upgrades and enhancements.
In 1989 David established Educational Technology Day at Ithaca College, a regional technology event that attracts 1,600 people annually and is still running strong (www.ithaca.edu/edtechday).
David is an accomplished presenter at national and regional conferences and contributor to publications on topics related to IT in higher education. He has served on EDUCAUSE taskforces, panels and committees, including the Taskforce on Digital Transformation, the Expert Panel on IT/IR Collaboration, the Enterprise IT Working Group, 2017 IT Issues Panel, 2014 EDUCAUSE National Program Committee, and others. David is the Faculty Director for the inaugural EDUCAUSE Institute Senior Director Program in the summer of 2019, and has been a faculty member and mentor for other programs.
David has a bachelor's degree in computer science, and a master's degree in communications (with emphasis on instructional technology). He is a graduate of the EDUCAUSE 2003 Frye Leadership Institute and the EDUCAUSE 2013 Leading Change Institute.
A complete list of David’s professional work can be found at https://staff.ithaca.edu/dweil/presentations/
A short introduction to what we mean by "next generation" enterprise IT.
The iPaaS model is emerging as a key technology in the move toward next-generation enterprise IT, allowing higher education institutions to better integrate, manage, and maintain services and applications on campus and in the cloud.