Tag Archives: CIO

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.

Message from the VPIT-CIO

By | April 7, 2022

I am looking forward to this year’s Hacks with Friends event on June 2-3. The event will have in-person and virtual options, so everyone can participate in the way they are most comfortable. I am eager to see the creative and fun energy that inevitably results when we pull together our talented and inspiring community.

Message from the VPIT-CIO

By | March 1, 2022

As the university begins the search for our next president, I find myself reflecting on the qualities that create great leaders. We do not need to look far to find inspirational models. Within our own Michigan IT community and in every pocket of the university, there are examples of leadership at all levels regardless of position and role.

Message from the VPIT-CIO

By | February 4, 2022

New opportunities for us to grow individually and as a community are arising all of the time, and I am excited to see what 2022 has in store for us. What new insights can we gain — in technology topics and other areas of personal interest —by making a point to hear and learn from others with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and roles? I love hearing your ideas.

Message from the VPIT-CIO

By | December 14, 2021

The energy and innovation at the Michigan IT Symposium is outstanding. I appreciate the ways in which our Michigan IT community can come together with the shared purpose of supporting one another and the university. Recordings of the keynote and technology & DEI panel are now available.

Message from the VPIT-CIO

By | November 4, 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined Antonio Neri and me for the Leadership in Technology Distinguished Lecture Series event last month. Antonio’s messages of how technology can bring people together was especially meaningful when reflecting on the pandemic, when so much of our professional and personal worlds shifted online for connection. I am looking forward to continuing that theme at the upcoming 2021 Michigan IT Symposium.

Four Michigan IT CIOs were finalists for the 2021 ORBIE® Awards

Since 1998, the CIO ORBIE Awards have recognized technology executives for leadership, innovation and excellence in this rapidly growing, CIO-led national professional association. The Michigan CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. CIOs are typically recognized in multiple categories, based on the size and scope of their organization… Read More »