The Role of the Chief Data Officer in Higher Education

Top of Mind Podcast: The Role of the Chief Data Officer in Higher Education

The Tambellini Group’s Katelyn Ilkani interviews San Cannon, Associate Vice Provost for Data Governance and Chief Data Officer at the University of Rochester. Cannon explains the duties of a Chief Data Officer and why higher education institutions should consider establishing such a position. Topics include technology’s role in data management, the importance of establishing relationships […]

Four Technologies Higher Ed Apps Leaders Should be Investing in for 2021

Top of Mind: Four Technologies Higher Ed Apps Leaders Should be Investing in for 2021

So, 2020 did not go as we expected—in really any facet of our personal or professional lives. Our plans were derailed, so planning for 2021 is even more daunting than our normal annual planning. Should we just extend our 2020 plans? Or start over with what we’ve learned this year? What can we expect to […]

IT Campaign Playbook: CIOs Share Tips for a Successful CRM Enterprise Transition

Top of Mind: CIOs Share Tips for a Successful CRM Enterprise Transition

Election day may have come and gone, but political experts will continue to examine and pick apart every candidate’s results to make sense of why their campaigns worked or failed. While higher education technology leaders aren’t elected officials, the most effective ones know that the path to a successful digital transformation begins with a strong […]

Tips from A CEO: Why Analyst Firms Can Be A CIO’s Most Valuable Resource

Top of Mind: Making the Right Call and Maximizing ROI

In my 20 years as CEO of The Tambellini Group, I’ve advised technology leaders from hundreds of colleges and universities across North America on projects large, small, and in between. Regardless of their institution’s size, budget, or educational mission, the first question our prospective members usually ask me is “What’s the difference between analyst and […]

Online Proctoring: A Call for Action for Academic Technology Leaders

Top of Mind: Online Proctoring

When COVID-19 first forced higher education institutions to adopt remote instruction, many colleges and universities prioritized online proctoring solutions among their academic technology needs. In April, an EDUCAUSE quick poll reported that 77 percent of responding institutions had already adopted online proctoring solutions or were planning to adopt them in the near future. This finding […]

Things I Never Thought I Would Hear a CIO Say

Top of Mind Podcast: Things I Never Thought I Would Hear a CIO Say

In conversation with Top of Mind host Katelyn Ilkani, Marilyn Smith, former CIO at George Mason University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, reflects on the changes she has witnessed over her career. Advisor to GMU’s new CIO, Smith shares her advice to listeners who may aspire to lead a higher education IT department. This […]