Elevate the Role of the CIO in Higher Education

Making the decision to lead transformation

Tuesday, October 3, at 11:00 AM ET | 8:00 AM PT

Webinar summary

Institutions are seeking transformation  

Institutional transformation is becoming an imperative in higher education. But IT may still be seen as nothing more than a service provider and is often not included in the process, causing transformation efforts to be ineffective. Similarly, the role of the CIO in higher education is not clearly recognized as strategic or integral to institutional transformation.

CIOs must elevate IT as leaders of transformation 

CIOs must choose to make the shift from the role of technologist to leader of transformation. They must: 

  • Gain the trust of organizational leaders to provide strategic insights for transformation and growth.
  • Learn how to plan for and build institutional partnerships.
  • Develop their team’s capacity to transform the business.

Join this webinar to:

  • Learn how to adopt a transformational approach to leadership.
  • Explore ways to step away from operational activities.
  • Discuss how to elevate the stature of IT as an institutional partner.

Webinar speakers


Mark Maby

Research Director

  • Mark Maby is a member of the Industry practice at Info-Tech Research Group. As a Research Director, Mark has had the opportunity to conduct targeted research and to work directly with clients on premises.

  • Mark’s research has focused on technology trends, IT governance, and the selection of new systems in the education space. In his onsite client engagements, Mark has worked on the development of strategies at the level of both IT and enterprise architecture.

  • Prior to entering IT, Mark had a long career in academics and education, with a BA from the University of Toronto, an MA in Education from McGill, and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Cardiff University.


Mark Roman

Managing Partner for Education

  • Mark Roman is the Managing Partner for Education and works with members throughout the higher education and K-12 sectors around the world. As a global Managing Partner, he is responsible for the delivery of Info-Tech services to members and the alignment of research with the education sector's needs. Prior to joining Info-Tech, Mark was an accomplished higher education Chief Information Officer with extensive experience leading large-scale information systems departments and has a consistent record of implementing significant and innovative digital transformations. He is an inspiring leader who has transformed information systems departments to deliver leading edge solutions, and to elevate the value of IT for the entire organization. Mark has served on several boards in the education sector and has also run a successful IT strategy consulting firm specializing in education clients.

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