Jim Helwig has worked for the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2001, leading technical teams in the areas of portal infrastructure, custom enterprise academic applications, and shared development tools. As lead strategist, he works with campus partners in identifying how they can leverage MyUW to better serve the campus community. Jim has also played a leadership role within the Apereo community, currently serving as chair of the Apereo Board of Directors, chair of the uPortal Steering Committee, and prior chair of the planning committees for a number of conferences and events. Jim is a frequent speaker at Apereo and EDUCAUSE conferences. Prior to joining the University, Jim worked in private industry on distributed Internet applications. Jim holds a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Jim continues to be passionate about the benefits institutions of higher education can achieve through collaboratively working on innovative open source solutions addressing common campus needs.