Ray Konecsni is the Director of Client Services at the University of Regina. Ray’s 30-year diverse career has included positions in higher education institutions, government agencies and insurance companies. Ray’s education and training include certifications in Business Relationship Management, Project Management, Lean for IT and Tatham Process Engineering. He has led a large number of innovation and process improvement projects in information technology and printing services such as; the move to on demand print, variable print, intelligent mail inserting, internal service consolidations, alternate service delivery models and print optimization projects. In addition Ray also developed an Enterprise Business Process Management model for a former employer and is co-founder of the LeanHE Canadian Chapter. He was also responsible for moving the in-plant print shop, stockroom and mailroom for one of the largest corporate insurance sector moves in Canadian History.
The U of R’s Print Optimization Program has been the subject of articles in the IT in Canada Magazine, Purchasing B2B magazine, Computerworld Canada magazine, and the NACAS College Services Magazine. The program won CUPMAC’s Green Award in June of 2016, the Regional Centre of Expertise for the Education of Sustainable Development award in 2012 and 2017, and was runner-up in Infotech’s Greenest IT in Canada Award in 2011.