Each organization has its DNA, competitive forces, and legacies. Lessons learned from celebrated leaders and their professed best practices may be completely inapplicable in a different corporate context and thus, may not produce the desired results if used as is. How can we decode the organizational DNA and use it to customize leadership development for best outcome?
Daren Hubbard, Chief Information Officer, Wayne State University
Daren Hubbard is currently Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for computing and information technology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Wayne State University is a large urban research university with the... More View all posts
Daren Hubbard is currently Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for computing and information technology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Wayne State University is a large urban research university with the largest single campus medical school in the United States. In his role as CIO, Mr. Hubbard is responsible for the university’s computing and networking facilities, datacenter operations, enterprise software applications, learning management environments, high-performance research computing, voice services, information security, and information technology support services. With over 20 years of experience in higher education leadership, Daren has expertise in application development, project management and mobile technology. He has led many successful development teams winning national recognition for several of those efforts. Mr. Hubbard and the IT organization are presently helping drive Wayne State forward to support its urban research university mission, by working with the campus to provide a superior technology experience to students, faculty, staff and other constituents. Daren is a certified project manager and holds a B.A from the University of Michigan, and an M.L.I.S. and M.B.A. both from Wayne State University. Less View all posts
John Kolb, Vice President for Information Services and Technology & Chief Information Officer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
As Vice President for Information Services and Technology and Chief Information Officer, John E. Kolb provides leadership for strategic planning in the acquisition, use, and growth of Rensselaer’s campus-wide information resources, servic... More View all posts
As Vice President for Information Services and Technology and Chief Information Officer, John E. Kolb provides leadership for strategic planning in the acquisition, use, and growth of Rensselaer’s campus-wide information resources, services, and technology, to support education, research, and administrative activities. John Kolb received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Rensselaer. He is a licensed professional engineer in NYS, with a Rensselaer career spanning over 40 years. He previously served as dean, Computing and Information Services; assistant dean, Engineering; head, Core Engineering; and director, Engineering Computing Services. Kolb has taught courses in Engineering, Science, Management, and Information Technology and Web Science. He is a member of the NYSERNET.org Board; chair of the NYSERNET.net Board; co-chair, University of the State of NY Technology Policy and Practices Council; past chair of the WMHT Board and a member of the Rensselaer Newman Foundation; a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; former chair, CIO Council of the Capital Region Business-Higher Education Roundtable, former member of the Internet2 Board; former member and chair of the Board for the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology; and past recipient of the Boeing Outstanding Engineering Educator Award. Kolb was instrumental in attracting and implementing three generations of supercomputers housed in the Center for Computational Innovations (CCI), and was the PI for the NYS High Performance Computing Consortium (HPCNY). He has established supercomputing solutions for industry and academia, with AiMOS, an 8 PetaFLOP system, and Watson, a cognitive computing platform, all housed in the Center for Computational Innovations, and focused on research with artificial intelligence. Mr. Kolb is currently working with teams from Rensselaer and IBM developing research in areas of Cognitive Immersive Systems, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, and Cybersecurity. Less View all posts