Some organizations are adopting a “fail small” and/or “fail quick” approach to technology that pushes internal IT and leverages shadow IT to see what works. If everyone were to approach business this way, then what happens to the strategic innovation that a CIO is expected to enable/lead/drive? Instead of evolving into the Chief “Innovation” Officer,” won’t this force CIO’s to regress back to their roots where they were just responsible for data, security, and integration issues?
Jerry Johnson, Chief Information Officer and Director of Information Technology Services, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PNNL is a Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory that solves complex problems in energy, national security and the environment, and advances scientific frontiers in the chemical, biological, materials, environmental and ... More View all posts
PNNL is a Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory that solves complex problems in energy, national security and the environment, and advances scientific frontiers in the chemical, biological, materials, environmental and computational sciences. PNNL employs 4,200 staff, has a $750 million annual budget, and has been managed by Ohio-based Battelle since the lab's inception in 1965. Jerry is responsible for IT Infrastructure involved in the information intensive business of scientific research and technology development, including a high performance network supporting one of the world's most powerful supercomputers, unique information discovery and retrieval tools, and trusted capabilities for collaborating with researchers world-wide. Jerry also represents PNNL interests concerning information technology to DOE and other federal and state agencies, and develops strategic relationships with other Battelle and DOE laboratories, universities, business partners, and suppliers. Jerry chairs the DOE National Laboratories CIO Council and the Virtual Possibilities Network (VPnet) Board of Directors, and represents PNNL in the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium. Less View all posts
Dr. Vince Kellen, CIO, The University of Kentucky
Dr. Vince Kellen currently serves as the chief information officer for the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), as well as a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet, and vice chancellor and chief financial officer's senior management team... More View all posts
Dr. Vince Kellen currently serves as the chief information officer for the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), as well as a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet, and vice chancellor and chief financial officer's senior management team. UCSD is recognized as a top 15 university world-wide and 7th best public university in the world, with over $1 billion in annual research funding, 34,000 students, 16 Nobel laureates who have taught on its campus and 161 faculty with national Academy memberships. Dr. Kellen brings a rare combination of academic, business and IT strategy experience to his role, with a focus on transformational leadership within IT, applying leading edge approaches to current business challenges. His twenty-five years of executive-level information technology experience offers a proven track record of successfully integrating innovative applications of information technology into all aspects of teaching, learning, and student success. These innovations have resulted in markedly improved efficiencies and enhanced learning environments, as well as fruitful, collaborative relationships with researchers, faculty, staff, and students across all levels of higher education and the world. Dr. Kellen formerly served as the senior vice provost of Analytics and Technologies for the University of Kentucky, one of the top public research institutions and academic medical centers in the US., where his areas of responsibility included institutional research and analytics, enterprise software, research computing, academic technology, IT infrastructure and cloud services, and supporting the university’s 17 colleges, 30,000 students, and 14,000 faculty and staff. Prior to that role, he held the position of chief information officer for three years. In advance of arriving to the University of Kentucky, Dr. Kellen was invited to join the Cutter Consortium, a premier information technology industry think-tank of 150 experts from across the world, both as a fellow and senior consultant. He also served as vice president of Information Systems at DePaul University for five years before joining the University of Kentucky. Dr. Kellen has contributed in an advisory capacity for key organizations in higher education, including Educause, Internet2, and the APLU (Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. He has also served on advisory boards to top IT companies such as Dell, SAP, Microsoft, AT&T, Apple, and Blackboard, where he has consulted on business and IT strategies, IT organizational development, customer experience management, customer retention management (CRM), and data warehousing and analytics. Dr. Kellen co-hosted with IT futurist, Thornton May, “The CIO Practicum”, a regional Kentucky CIO forum. He is the author of four books on database technology, and author of more than 250 articles and presentations on IT and business strategy topics. Dr. Kellen is a recipient of the coveted CIO Magazine “Top 100” award in 2007 and 2014, was one of InformationWeek’s “Chiefs of the Year” in 2013, received the Computerworld “Honors Laureate” award in 2013, and was one of four recipients selected globally for Dell’s 2012 “Transformational CIO” award. He earned his Ph.D. in computer science (human-computer interaction), an M.S. degree in e-commerce, and a B.A. degree in communications from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Less View all posts