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Leading Advisory Services, Karen Boudreau-Shea works closely with Tambellini Group members to ensure their technology enablement strategy and supporting solutions are effectively aligned with their academic and administrative systems. By applying her expertise in higher education finance and business operations, Karen helps technology leaders streamline operations, identify, and apply financially sound approaches, and drive successful institutional transformation to support their overall goals and mission.
For the past 20 years, Karen Boudreau-Shea has served colleges and universities in multiple roles. After a decade as the CIO at Lesley University, she most recently served as the senior director of Assessment and Optimization at CampusWorks, Inc., where she helped institutions improve their technology operations focused on the student life cycle.
As a senior analyst and lead data scientist, Dr. Alpha Hamadou Ibrahim contributes to Tambellini’s extensive database of research reports and guides, while also offering clients specialized advice and assessments. He primarily consults with clients on data management, cloud migration, analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI).
As the lead data scientist, Alpha oversees data science and research. He plans projects, develops analytics models, and spearheads internal efforts on using AI and analytics to enhance Tambellini’s research.
Alpha has more than nine years of experience leveraging the latest analytics and AI technologies to improve organizational efficiency and drive profitability. Before joining the Tambellini Group, Alpha was a data science manager at Accenture, where he helped businesses further their digital transformation initiatives through the strategic application of data science and cloud technologies.
As President and COO of Tambellini Group, Katelyn leads operations across all internal teams, including analysts, strategic advisors, research, sales, marketing, and administration. Katelyn’s day-to-day responsibilities include meeting the needs of Tambellini’s clients across institutions and the vendors serving them. Her cloud migration and security expertise guides institutions through critical and timely transformation initiatives.
Katelyn Tambellini Ilkani brings over 15 years of technology and leadership experience across higher education, healthcare, consumer goods & services, and financial services. She has deep informatics and cyber security expertise, having completed both a Master of Public Health and a Master of Science in Cyber Security. Her career includes time in leadership at IBM and Accenture, as well as building her cyber security start-up. She is a member of the Information Systems Security Association.
Tom Andriola is UC Irvine’s Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Data (ODIT) and Chief Digital Officer. His role is designed to ensure the strategic use of data and technology, drive interdisciplinary partnerships, and champion digital strategies that expand UC Irvine’s role as a leading research university, healthcare provider & community partner.
Andriola is a global business & technology leader with a broad array of experience in the public and private sector. Throughout his career, he has been an agent for change and disruptive innovation in the marketplace. During his tenure as Vice President & Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of California System, he created a platform to support the collaboration of 8,500 IT professionals across the University, launched a nationally-recognized IT Leadership Academy, and was integral in developing UC Health’s big data strategy, which led to the creation of the UC-wide clinical data warehouse representing 16 million patients.
Previous to his University experience, Andriola held technology and business executive roles with organizations such as Philips, Marconi PLC, Sapient and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Eventually entering the healthcare industry and leading teams to develop solutions across the globe, including 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.
He remains active in the higher education and healthcare industries as an advocate for progress and equity utilizing technology and data, serving on the boards of OCHIN and Unizin. Andriola is also an advisor to various software startups, medical device, and life sciences companies, and maintains advisory relationships with UC Irvine’s Institute for Precision Health, UC Health’s Center for Data Driven Insights & Innovation, and with UC Davis’ Innovation Institute for Food and Health.
Andriola holds a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, a master’s degree from the University of South Florida, and has completed the Stanford Executive MBA program.
Laura Huang is a Distinguished Professor of Management and Organizational Dynamics, who has held faculty positions at Harvard Business School and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She currently serves as the Faculty Director of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative at Northeastern University, and is on the board of Wharton Alumni Angels and NJECC. Laura’s award-winning research examines the role of intuition and interpersonal relationships in entrepreneurship and in the workplace, and has been featured in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Forbes.
She is the international best-selling author of EDGE: Turning Adversity into Advantage, which was published by Portfolio: Penguin Random House—and she is also the creator and co-founder of Project EMplify, an initiative dedicated to addressing inequality and disadvantage for unserved and underprivileged K-12 communities through the principles of EDGE.
Laura was named one of the top 40 business school professors by Poets and Quants, and was a recipient of the 2020 Cozzarelli Prize given by the National Academy of Sciences. In 2021, she was named to the Global Thinker50 Radar list as one of the top thinkers with the potential to change the world of theory and practice.
Prior to her academic career, she held positions in investment banking, consulting, and management, for organizations such as Standard Chartered Bank, IBM Global Services, and Johnson & Johnson.
Laura holds an MS and BSE in electrical engineering, both from Duke University, an MBA from INSEAD, and a PhD from the University of California, Irvine.
Hampton Shive works closely with Tambellini members to align their technology and institutional strategies. As institutions face unprecedented challenges, the importance of looking forward and developing long-term roadmaps for change and/or transformation is more relevant than ever. Hampton focuses on guiding institutions toward the best technology components for their strategies and on helping IT professionals develop the leadership skills required to ensure digital tools fully support student and operational success.
For 30 years, Hampton Shive has worked in technology in higher education. In his last role as AVP of Business Services and CIO at Hinds Community College, he led a successful ERP implementation that served as a modernization effort for the institution and as the foundation for developing and executing next-generation business architecture. Hampton has also been a private business owner for 20 years, strengthening his expertise in creating value by developing and delivering solid educational services and experiences.
As a principal analyst, Dave spearheads research focused on Finance and HCM applications, data management, and other critical higher education technologies. His research provides actionable insights on how Tambellini members can leverage technology to improve the experience and outcomes for students, faculty, staff, and administrators through effective architecture, functionality, and accessibility of enterprise-class technology. Dave is a regular speaker and panelist at national conferences and has served on multiple education technology advisory committees.
With over 30 years of experience leading technology operations in higher education, Dave Kieffer has become a vetted leader in the technology space. Before joining Tambellini Group, he served as the administrative systems AVP at The Ohio State University. In this role, he oversaw every facet of the university’s enterprise applications, including implementation, mobile and web development, application architecture, security, and integration technologies.
Since founding Tambellini Group in 2001, Vicki Tambellini’s strategic leadership has driven the organization’s continued growth and positive impact on hundreds of colleges and universities.
Her expertise in strategic sourcing, higher education market trends, and development of the Education Institution Technology Profile Database® guide higher education institutions through the process of making strategic technology decisions that support their long-term goals.
Vicki Tambellini has served the higher education market’s technology needs for over 30 years. As a former vice president at Oracle, she built their higher education field operations, and has received numerous awards and honors from companies including PeopleSoft, Oracle, and NCR for her contributions to advancing learning and sharing knowledge with her peers. She is a frequent speaker at industry events including SACUBO, the Oracle HEUG, E!Learning Summit Events, Smart Woman’s Network, and the Richmond Venture Forum.
Michael joined Workday in 2013 seeding the Student project team and contributing to its initial architecture and design. Michael led the Product Management team as they designed the core student product and facilitated a three-year customer design partner program. Today, Michael leads the Product Strategy team responsible for determining market fit, competitive market intelligence, and overall product direction. Prior to joining Workday, Michael worked 16 years at Peoplesoft and Oracle in support of the Campus Solutions product in Product Management, Development, and Support. Michael has committed his professional career to the improvement of higher education management through the design and development of Student Information Systems.
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