Mir Qader


Mir is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Madison College, in Madison, Wisconsin. Madison College serves about 40,000 students annually, at 9 locations, in a district of 12 counties with a population of about 750,000. Madison College provides about 170 programs. (Facts at a glance: http://madisoncollege.edu/facts-glance) Mir is a member of the President's Senior Executive Team and the Cabinet. He also serves on the College's Assembly and is the co-chair of the Information Technology (IT) Council of the College. Mir has also formed and is the chair of the College's operational IT Governance structure. Mir leads the Technology Services Department, consisting of about 120 staff. In this role, Mir has program development and oversight responsibilities in the following key areas: organization design and transformation, strategic planning, architecture, infrastructure management, disaster recovery preparedness, project management, application development/cloud integration, information security administration, customer service and support, data (business intelligence/analytics) management, and governance: policies and standards, prioritization and decision-making. Mir has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences and Statistics, with a strong emphasis in Engineering, Mathematics and Economics. In addition, Mir has an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA), with an emphasis in Information Systems Analysis & Design, Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Operations and Quality Improvement (TQM/Six Sigma/Lean). Mir is also a Masters Certified Project Manager. Mir has worked or consulted both in the private and public sectors, in the field of IT, for about 22 years. He has worked as an organization improvement consultant, project manager, systems analyst, application developer, database administrator, auditor, Chief Data Officer and CIO. Mir is a very transformational and entrepreneurial person. He founded a consulting company to provide services to small businesses in strategic planning, business development, process improvement and Information Technology (IT) management. He also founded a non-profit, small business development and micro-credit organization to assist poor people in Afghanistan start micro-enterprises. Mir also teaches three courses at Edgewood College, in the Computer and Information Systems program: (1) Database Design, (2) Information Systems Analysis and Design and (3) Database Implementation. Types of projects that Mir has led: * Strategic Business and IT Planning * Establishing Organization-Wide IT Governance Processes * Organization Change Management * IT Policies and Standards Development * Establishing Project Management Offices (PMO) including Project Portfolio Management Process * Various Business and Venture Developments * Developing Internal Consulting & Organization Improvement Processes * Process Re-engineering, Quality Improvement & Six Sigma/Lean Initiatives * Management of Enterprise-Wide, Multi-Million Dollar, Software/Systems Implementations * IT Architecture Design and Development * Application Life-Cycle Management (ALM) Process Development and Training * Information Systems Analysis and Design Process Development and Training * Establishing Database Design and Administration Operations * IT Auditing and Organization Intervention * Information Security Management Program Development * Disaster Recovery Planning Recent accomplishment: Mir spearheaded the conversion and implementation of PeopleSoft to Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) and Finance systems, a $20 million effort. This project was distressed when Mir took it over and he reset the project to achieve the desired goals and outcomes. In addition, Mir has established both a Project Management Office (PMO) and Data Management function within the IT organization, the first of their kind for Madison College. LinkedIn Account: www.linkedin.com/in/mirwaisqader

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