IT professionals are engaged in more than could even have been imagined two decades ago. Yet the issues discussed then continue to resonate today and offer insight into the future of the profession.
Paige Francis, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK, is a strategic and performance-focused executive with 15+ years of innovative, energetic technology leadership across a variety of industries. Paige is an expert in defining and implementing strategic priorities for applying technology in any environment, rallying consensus, fostering teamwork and collaboration, and creating a constant learning environment at the pace of technology. She is a motivational and nationally-recognized leader known for clearly defining mission and goals, aligning people and resources, and consistently delivering results that exceed expectations.
Paige entered higher ed technology leadership a decade ago and has served as CIO or within the CIO Office within the trifecta: a large, innovative community college, a northeast corridor private liberal arts college and a public R1 institution experience. She has now settled into her optimum environment - a top-rated research institution with strong core values supporting lifelong learners. Prior to entering academia, Paige served as a technology leader for Thomson-Reuters and Dave & Buster's Corporate Office, both within the DFW region.
Paige is a 2014 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader, a contiously named Huffington Post Top 50 Most Social CIO and routinely provides content for InformationWeek, University Business and eCampus News.
Aligning IT Funding Models to the Pace of Technology Change: Enabling Financial Flexibility for Core, Flexible, and Transformative Services
For many institutions, technology has become a strategic and mission-centric consideration. Yet most prevailing IT funding models are based on practices that do not reflect the changing landscape or the necessity of continuous investment.