Welcome to the Assistant Vice President and Chief Technology Officer website.
This is an exciting time to be part of the McMaster University Information Technology Community, as we commit to making improvements and adopting changes to our information technology landscape. A recent IT Services Review, the implementation of IT Governance and decision-making structures, and the commitment to an enterprise wide IT vision, will create a strong IT services delivery model. At the core of our success will be our shared desire to make the necessary strategic investments in technologies, services and, most importantly people, to provide the best value for our institution.
McMaster University’s IT community includes a diverse set of professionals who support and enable the teaching, learning, research and administrative activities of the campus. Technology is behind almost all of the activities that take place on campus and this will only become more pronounced as we continue to move to a fully digital frontier in the years ahead. It is an honour to support and lead the IT community as we embrace these changes to meet the advancing needs of our stakeholders on campus: students, staff, faculty, researchers and all who interact with McMaster. Our dedication to service and our commitment to collaboration and cooperation, will provide the foundation for achieving success.
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Gayleen Gray – Bio
Getting to Know Gayleen Gray – our Assistant Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
There’s plenty of activity in the area of campus Information Technology, so it only made sense to sit down with a key person behind the plans – Gayleen Gray, our Assistant Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
Since August, Gayleen has been getting to know McMaster, our IT systems and services, and our people. She’s also been using the findings from the IT Services Review to set long term and short-term priorities. In her first six months, Gayleen has been steering the IT Governance Process which has led to $2.1 million dollars in IT investment funding to date. Her team held the first ever IT forum to educate the university community, and is planning these events for each semester from now on, with the next event planned for March 16, 2018. And she has met with a wide range of individuals from across campus, not just IT personnel, to listen and learn from everyone’s experiences.
Communication to students, staff and faculty is a priority for Gayleen and she’s excited for the launch of her new website as a tool for keeping the McMaster community informed of new and upcoming IT initiatives. It’s not meant to be a one-way communication vehicle though. Gayleen hopes to receive questions, comments and feedback through this site as well. If you have a project you’d like to move through the IT Governance process, but aren’t sure how, it’s a great place to start.
When she’s not working on McMaster’s IT strategy and implementing recommendations from the IT Services review, Gayleen lives in Guelph where she is actively involved in regular exercise, socializing with family, friends and past colleagues and planning her next trip.