Deborah Gelch

Biography

Creative and goal-oriented technology executive with proven experience in strategic planning, resource management, governance, and building agile IT teams. Proven leadership with a strong record of success creating robust IT infrastructures and integrated information systems. Takes a bird's eye view of organizational challenges and develops practical solutions from an institution wide perspective. Strong communicator who focuses on results and extracts the best from the team. - Visionary who sets the bar high for technical and product management skills - Forward thinker and driver of industry-leading application deployments (frequently sought after to consult with organizations who want to learn from what we've done) - Responsible for design, development, deployment and maintenance of complex networks and applications involving multiple business entities and locations - Customer-focused technologist, building Agile teams to deliver solutions rapidly and successfully - Champion of Salesforce.com and its ability to improve the customer engagement - Expert in building shared services centers that provide unified services but individualized support - Outstanding leader with the flexibility to deal with people at a variety of levels; internally - executive colleagues, technical staff, and internal customers and externally - €“vendors, partners, customers - Excellent talent developer with high team retention & skill growth Technology Specialties: Software | Hardware | Networks | Infrastructure | Technology Shared Services | CRM | ERP | Web Services | E-Commerce | SaaS | Education Technology | Data Models/Data Marts | Medical Technology | Agile | Mobile Devices & Apps | Virtualization

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Correcting Career Missteps
    • Multimedia

    We can’t always make the right choices on our career path, but if we learn from our mistakes, we have a much better chance at future success. In this episode, we ask higher ed IT leaders, what was your biggest career misstep and how did you course correct?

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