Tom Andriola


Tom Andriola joined the University of California, at Irvine (UCI) as the Vice Chancellor for Information, Technology and Data.  He is responsible for ensuring the effective and strategic use of data and technology across all aspects of the UCI enterprise.  He works closely with the campus, faculty and healthcare leaders to explore opportunities to drive innovation and entrepreneurship and to enhance the missions of teaching, research, patient care and public service.

Andriola has a broad array of experiences as a business and technology leader serving both the public and private sectors as well as running organizations globally.  Prior to joining UCI, he served as Vice President & Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of California System working with campus and healthcare leaders to expand the use of technology strategically and realize operational synergies. Among his accomplishments, he created the organizational platform to support the collaboration of 8,000 IT professionals across the University, launched a nationally-recognized IT Leadership Academy, and played a leading role in developing UC Health’s big data strategy, which led to the creation of the UC-wide clinical data warehouse representing 16 million patients.

Prior to his university service, Andriola was a business leader in the healthcare industry. He was responsible for building software businesses to serve hospitals and healthcare providers, bringing experience in developing solutions across the globe.  His businesses specialized in first-of-kind solutions that blended technology and business model innovation.  Major accomplishments included enabling the first national mammography program in Europe, introducing a virtual care solution for intensive care patients in India, and collaborating with Peking University and the China Association for Cardiologists to build its first clinical data repository of cardiology patients in China. Over the course of his career, he has built innovation teams in many centers across the world, including India, China, Israel, and Brazil.

Andriola spent the earlier years of his career as a leader for multi-billion dollar enterprises in the capacity of a global CIO and business transformation officer with organizations such as Royal Philips, Marconi PLC, Sapient and Price Waterhouse Coopers.  He has a wealth of leadership experience having managed thousands of employees, lived abroad and run organizations on four continents. 

Throughout his career Andriola has been a champion of change inside organizations as well as a leader for disruptive innovation in the marketplace.  Today, he stays active in the Higher Education and Healthcare industries through associations and boards to champion the idea of progress, potential and equity utilizing technology and data.  He serves as the Chairperson for CENIC (advancing research & bridging the digital divide in California) and as a Board member for OCHIN (dedicated to addressing healthcare equity nationally).  He is an advisor to several early-stage software companies and maintains advisory relationships collaborating on research and innovation at the UCSD/UCI California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation, and UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health. He is a sought-after speaker on a variety of topics in healthcare, higher education, the role of the CIO, and serves as an instructor with UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Andriola holds a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a master’s degree from the University of South Florida, and he has completed the Stanford Executive MBA program.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Fostering a Data-Oriented Culture
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    At the University of California, Irvine, a data-driven transformation is fostering a collaborative environment for informed decision-making. With high adoption rates and a collaborative spirit, the Compass Initiative leverages millions of data points to guide students toward success.

  • Tom Andriola on the Role of Trust in Leadership
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    Hosts Cynthia and Jack talk with Tom Andriola, vice chancellor for Information Technology at UC Irvine, about building teams and implementing solutions based on mutual trust.

EDUCAUSE Presentations