With yesterday’s technical debt related maintenance and transformational initiatives in hand, should CIOs even bother to think about the future? How can futuristic thinking help IT leaders effectively lead their organizations to stay relevant and profitable today?
Klara Jelinkova, Vice President for International Operations and IT and Chief Information Officer, Rice University
As the Vice President for International Operations and IT, Klara Jelinkova is responsible for strategic technology issues ranging from governance, policy, and resource allocation to protocol and organization as well as operational issues co... More View all posts
As the Vice President for International Operations and IT, Klara Jelinkova is responsible for strategic technology issues ranging from governance, policy, and resource allocation to protocol and organization as well as operational issues connected to Rice’s global footprint and interest. She represents the university nationally and internationally. The Office of Information Technology (OIT), the Information Security Office and the International Operations Team report to her. Under her leadership, Rice University received two CIO 100 Innovation Awards (2018, 2019). Before joining Rice, Klara served as the Chief Information Officer and Senior Associate Vice President at the University of Chicago. From 2006 – 2010, Klara was the Assistant Vice President of Shared Services and Infrastructure and interim CISO at Duke University. Prior to arriving at Duke, she spent ten years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Klara is an active member of several regional and national higher education organizations. She currently serves on the boards of Internet2, the Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN), and several industry advisory boards. She is also the Vice-Chair of the RHED cloud Foundation. For her work related to identity and access management, she received the Internet2 Leadership Award in 2019. She holds a Master’s in Education from Boston University and BA in Economics and Slavic Languages from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Less View all posts
Thomas Skill, Associate Provost & CIO and Professor, Communication, University of Dayton
Thomas Skill (Ph.D. 1984, University at Buffalo) is Associate Provost & Chief Information Officer at the University of Dayton. He joined the Office of the Provost in 1997. Skill has over 35 years of computing and communications technol... More View all posts
Thomas Skill (Ph.D. 1984, University at Buffalo) is Associate Provost & Chief Information Officer at the University of Dayton. He joined the Office of the Provost in 1997. Skill has over 35 years of computing and communications technology experience in higher education. He has been on the faculty at the University of Dayton since 1984 and currently holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Communication. Prior to his current position, Skill served three years as Associate Provost for Educational Innovation and Technology, three years as Assistant Provost for Academic Technology, and four years as chair of the Department of Communication. He also has served as director of Graduate Studies in Communication for seven years, Interim of Dean of the Graduate School for two years and was a lead researcher in the School of Business Administration's Information Systems Laboratory from 1986 to 1993. Skill’s current area of focus is cybersecurity education. He is one of the founding members of the Cybersecurity Consortium of Southwestern Ohio, now known as the “Cin-Day Cyber Corridor.” This group is bringing together expertise from academia, business and government to elevate the region’s reputation for advancing cybersecurity research and education with a special emphasis on cybersecurity workforce development. In addition, Skill is also leading the creation of the Center for Cybersecurity and Data Intelligence at the University of Dayton. This center will serve as a major collaborative catalyst for IT security research and education at University with a focus on highly-experiential learning and multidisciplinary research across all academic units on campus. Less View all posts