Jens Haeusser is the Director of Strategic Innovation in the Information Technology Department at the University of British Columbia, a position he has held since 2006. As an Enterprise Architect, he is responsible for fostering outstanding IT solutions throughout the highly decentralized UBC campus by developing creative and relevant IT strategies that anticipate and reflect broad campus needs, developing strategic relationships with faculties and administrative units, and building long-range plans for IT directions at UBC.
In addition to his role within UBC, Jens is the Chair of the Jasig Board of Directors, and is a strong advocate for the transformative role of IT and open source software in higher education. He is an active participant and frequent presenter and facilitator in many other organizations at the provincial, national, and international level, including EDUCAUSE, Internet2, CANHEIT, CIPS, BCNET, and as a Fluid Project board member. He plays a leadership role on Identity Management as a member of the Middleware Architecture Committee for Education, and on the steering committees of the Canadian Access Federation and the Global eduroam Governance Committee.
Prior to his current position, Jens spent a decade as a departmental IT administrator before founding the UBC Information Security Office in 2003. In his role as Information Security Officer, he helped build a culture of security at UBC, developing security strategy and policy and leading an operational team that dramatically improved the IT security stance of the University. Jens was a member of the Internet2/Educause Security Task Force, and is past chair of the BCNET Security and Identity Management Working Groups.