Tag Archives: CIO

Message from the VPIT-CIO

By | March 19, 2024

Can you believe that we are only a few weeks away from the end of the 2023-2024 school year? Time is going by so fast. This has been a monumental academic year for the Michigan IT community. We have faced both unprecedented challenges and incredible technological advances. Throughout it all, I have been so impressed by how Michigan IT always puts our users first. We know our mission, and we live it every day.

Message from the VPIT-CIO

By | October 27, 2023

I am happy to tell you about all of our new developments in generative artificial intelligence (GenAI), including a new instructor guide, new articles, and new instructional videos. Plus, in honor of Cybersecurity Month, we have updates on resources you can use to protect yourself online. As always, I look forward to learning from you about what is going on with our Michigan IT community.

Message from the VPIT-CIO

By | June 13, 2023

I know many in the university community have been keeping a close eye on the implications of generative AI on higher education, particularly because the new students we will be welcoming to campus this fall will be one of our first classes ever that is intimately familiar with using AI to assist with aspects of their course work.

Message from the VPIT-CIO

By | February 7, 2023

Our community has evolved together in how we support one another and how we show up to support this amazing institution that we are all a part of. Looking at the entire Michigan IT community, we offer stronger services and have a stronger relationship with the incredible students, faculty and staff that we serve every day.

Message from the VPIT-CIO

By | December 13, 2022

The creativity and innovation on display at the Michigan IT Symposium last month was impressive. For the ninth year in a row, hundreds of community members gathered together in person and virtually to exchange new ideas, find inspiration, and celebrate our successes in supporting the university.

Message from the VPIT-CIO

By | October 31, 2022

Join me and hundreds of your colleagues on November 16–17 at this year’s Michigan IT Symposium. The amount of creativity and innovation that this event will showcase is truly amazing. There is so much to learn from all of the staff who make up this incredible Michigan IT community.

Winners of 2022 MichiganCIO of the Year ORBIE Awards announced

Ravi Pendse, Cathy Curley, and Carrie Shumaker received prestigious ORBIE awards for their IT leadership. Daniel Waltz and Josh Wilda were finalists in the healthcare category. MichiganCIO recognized chief information officers in six key categories – Super Global, Global, Large Enterprise, Enterprise, Corporate, & Healthcare. The awards were at The Henry on October 21.

Pendse to receive 2022 MichiganCIO leadership ORBIE award

Update 10/26/2022: Pendse, Curley, and Shumaker won ORBIE awards. The Michigan CIO Leadership Association (MichiganCIO) recently announced that Ravi Pendse, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, will receive the 2022 MichiganCIO Leadership ORBIE Award on Friday, October 21, 2022, at The Henry, 300 Town Center Drive, in Dearborn. “I am humbled to receive the ORBIE… Read More »

Message from the VPIT-CIO

By | October 11, 2022

Fall is officially in full swing, and everyone in the Michigan IT community is in full force supporting our hardworking students, faculty and staff. We have pulled together and kicked off another successful academic year. Your work day in and day out makes a difference to so many on campus as they work to better themselves and the word.

Message from the VPIT-CIO

By | September 7, 2022

The energy on the U-M campus in September is hard to miss. Welcoming students back on campus is a joy and a privilege, and something I am particularly grateful for following the shift online early in the pandemic. I encourage you to pause and reflect on the hard work that you and your colleagues put in to prepare our campuses for a successful fall semester. This is no small feat that we collectively accomplish each year.

Message from the VPIT-CIO

By | June 10, 2022

Congratulations to this year’s Hacks with Friends participants! The event was an exceptional showcase of our community’s outstanding creativity and innovation. We have many opportunities to stay connected with colleagues throughout the year by joining one of nearly 30 Michigan IT Communities of Practice.