Things I Never Thought I Would Hear a CIO Say

Katelyn Ilkani |

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Things I Never Thought I Would Hear a CIO Say
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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 podcast includes Smith’s approach to building relationships across a university’s diverse population and coming to understand the role of IT as a service.

Highlights include:

  • Advice to new and aspiring higher ed CIOs
  • Background on building relationships across a university
  • Importance of collaboration
  • How CIOs should prepare for spring semester as COVID-19’s presence continues

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Katelyn Ilkani |

Tambellini Analyst

Katelyn Ilkani
Katelyn Ilkani is responsible for directing the Cybersecurity Research Practice at The Tambellini Group. Her expertise covers network security, endpoint security, application security, data security, SIEM, people security, and the managed security services providers’ landscape. Ms. Ilkani has been consistently recognized for her contributions in the field of cybersecurity.

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