Opinder Bawa


Opinder Bawa is the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at University of San Francisco, where he is responsible for institution wide technology deployment and innovation.

Opinder is well known in Silicon Valley for building high quality technology teams, providing meaningful vision and creation of industry-wide recognized solutions. Over his career he has also developed award winning service organizations known for their innovation, domain expertise and customer satisfaction. His experience spans business solutions, client engagement, information technology, modern approaches and business development.

Prior to USF, Opinder was the Chief Technology Officer for UCSF, and Chief Information Officer for UCSF School Of Medicine. In these roles he provided leadership in the planning and delivery of innovative technology solutions across research, education and patient care.

He has held other executive roles, including Chief Technology Officer at Boston City Hospital and as Senior Vice President at The SCO Group where he led their world-wide software product lines and customer services.

Opinder holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from City University of New York and a master's degree in Business and Information Technology from University of Phoenix.

Opinder’s 30 year career includes management and staff roles at Acta Technology, 3Com Corporation, Citibank, Toshiba, IBM and Metaphor.  He is often called upon to speak at industry events and featured in expert articles.  He also holds chair and member positions on multiple advisory boards.

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