Best strategies gather dust or don’t meet their full potential due to people-related challenges. Getting rid of problem employees does not solve the underlying issues. We need to identify such employees, communicate with them, manage their resistance to change and turn them around. How do you lay the groundwork to minimize people issues from surfacing, quickly and efficiently fix them if they do, and enjoy the fruits of predictably realized strategies using productive workforce?
Samuel Sudhakar, Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology Services, California State University, San Bernardino
Dr. Samuel Sudhakar serves as the Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology Services at California State University, San Bernardino where he provides leadership to Academic, Administrative, Infrastructure Techn... More View all posts
Dr. Samuel Sudhakar serves as the Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology Services at California State University, San Bernardino where he provides leadership to Academic, Administrative, Infrastructure Technologies, and Information Security and Compliance initiatives. Under his leadership, CSUSB was awarded University Business Magazine’s “Models of Excellence” honors in Summer 2016 round of this national recognition program for the Vital and Expanded Technologies Initiative (VETI). Dr. Sudhakar co-chaired the strategic planning process at the University, working with the campus community and the external stakeholders successfully completed the strategic planning and implementation plan in October 2015. Subsequently the Information Technology Services Division launched a successful strategic planning process and completed an ambitious four-year plan in April 2016. Prior to joining CSUSB in 2013, Dr. Sudhakar served as the Vice President of Administrative Services and CIO at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. Under his leadership, Carl Sandburg College was ranked No.1 in the nation for digital technology, by the Center for Digital Education, and has been named among the top 10 in that category from 2006-2013. Sudhakar was named among the top 50 educational technology innovators in 2011 by Converge Magazine. Dr. Sudhakar holds s PhD in Business Administration from Northcentral University, an MBA from St. Joseph’s University and a Bachelor of Engineering from Bharathiar University in India. Less View all posts
Curtis Carver, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Carver was named vice president for information technology and chief information officer in June 2015, following a national search. In this role as servant leader and enabler of others, he leads a team of dedicated professionals focus... More View all posts
Dr. Carver was named vice president for information technology and chief information officer in June 2015, following a national search. In this role as servant leader and enabler of others, he leads a team of dedicated professionals focused on providing solutions to the UAB through world class IT with a focus on innovation, agility, and cost efficiency. A senior leader in higher education information technology, Carver came to UAB from his position as vice chancellor and chief information officer for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, having previously held key leadership positions at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Carver earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his master’s degree and doctorate in computer science from Texas A&M University. Throughout his career, he has received Vice president of information numerous national and international honors and awards for military, teaching, and research technology excellence. Carver is a frequent keynote speaker and has published extensively. Chief information officer, UAB. Prior to UAB, Dr. Carver served as vice chancellor and chief information officer for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG). In this capacity, he oversaw a statewide educational infrastructure and service organization with more than 250 innovators and an annual investment in higher education of more than $70 million. Carver led the transformation of USG Information Technology Services by partnering with business owners, institutions, and other state agencies. The introduction of private cloud services, entrepreneurial offerings, new learning management system, new data systems, new student advising system, unified communications, strategic partner engagement, and a focused and aligned financial model has been well received in Georgia and around the nation. Prior to the USG, Dr. Carver served at the U.S. Military Academy – West Point in a number of senior positions including interim vice dean of education, vice dean for resources, associate dean for academic computing, and information technology program director. Carver led efforts that were successful in more than doubling student participation in international experiences and substantially expanded programs addressing the needs of at-risk students. In addition, he coordinated significant revisions to the curriculum, facilitated the completion of the construction of a $72 million library and learning center, and secured funding for a $182 million renovation of the science building. Throughout his career, Carver has been engaged in the active leadership of military, academic, research, and service organizations. He continued to serve as a member of a number of national governing bodies or executive boards. He is an American Council of Education fellow, senior-level member in the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers professional societies and continues to play an active role in shaping the national agenda in technology, education, and the interaction between the two. Less View all posts