With yesterday’s technical debt related maintenance and transformational initiatives in hand, should CIOs even bother to think about the future? How can futuristic thinking help IT leaders effectively lead their organizations to stay relevant and profitable today?
Klara Jelinkova, Vice President for International Operations and IT and Chief Information Officer, Rice University
Klara Jelinkova is the Vice President for International Operations and IT and Chief Information Officer at Rice University. She is responsible for strategic technology issues ranging from governance, policy and resource allocation to protoc... More View all posts
Klara Jelinkova is the Vice President for International Operations and IT and Chief Information Officer at Rice University. She is responsible for strategic technology issues ranging from governance, policy and resource allocation to protocol and organization. She represents the university's information technology interests nationally and internationally. She also leads efforts for a seamless connection to our campus through technology as well as other operational issues. Klara joined Rice in January 2015. Prior to coming to Rice, Klara was the Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Information Technology Officer at the University of Chicago. While there, she restructured and realigned the IT function and was responsible for a number of system implementations and technology upgrades. She supported the global aspirations of the University of Chicago by overseeing the technology implementation of centers in Beijing, Delhi, and Hong Kong. From 2006–2010, Klara served as the Assistant Vice President of Shared Services and Infrastructure at Duke University. She was also the interim CISO. Before coming to Duke, Klara spent 10 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Klara is an active member of several regional and national higher education organizations. She also serves on several industry advisory boards. Klara is also a lead Principal Investigator (PI) for several National Science Foundation (NSF) grants. Less View all posts
Thomas Skill, Associate Provost & CIO and Professor, Communication, University of Dayton
Thomas Skill (Ph.D. 1984, University at Buffalo) is Associate Provost & Chief Information Officer at the University of Dayton. He joined the Office of the Provost in 1997. Skill has over 35 years of computing and communications technol... More View all posts
Thomas Skill (Ph.D. 1984, University at Buffalo) is Associate Provost & Chief Information Officer at the University of Dayton. He joined the Office of the Provost in 1997. Skill has over 35 years of computing and communications technology experience in higher education. He has been on the faculty at the University of Dayton since 1984 and currently holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Communication. Prior to his current position, Skill served three years as Associate Provost for Educational Innovation and Technology, three years as Assistant Provost for Academic Technology, and four years as chair of the Department of Communication. He also has served as director of Graduate Studies in Communication for seven years, Interim of Dean of the Graduate School for two years and was a lead researcher in the School of Business Administration's Information Systems Laboratory from 1986 to 1993. Skill’s current area of focus is cybersecurity education. He is one of the founding members of the Cybersecurity Consortium of Southwestern Ohio, now known as the “Cin-Day Cyber Corridor.” This group is bringing together expertise from academia, business and government to elevate the region’s reputation for advancing cybersecurity research and education with a special emphasis on cybersecurity workforce development. In addition, Skill is also leading the creation of the Center for Cybersecurity and Data Intelligence at the University of Dayton. This center will serve as a major collaborative catalyst for IT security research and education at University with a focus on highly-experiential learning and multidisciplinary research across all academic units on campus. Less View all posts