IT Innovation for University Success

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197 Foster St

197 Foster St · Boston, MA

How to find us

We will be meeting in Boston College's St. Clement's Hall at 197 Foster St, Brighton MA in Room 247. From the main entrance, take a left and follow the hallway down to the meeting room. Parking will be available to the right of the building.

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At our most recent Higher Ed Technology Professionals MeetUp, we examined the opportunities for CIO’s and CFO’s to develop partnerships that would improve the university’s effectiveness and increase the impact of the IT unit. Our upcoming MeetUp continues this focus, looking more specifically at how the IT unit can contribute to making universities more viable and vibrant. We will explore looking at how IT can go beyond the objectives of other units within the university to proactively developing initiatives that advance the overall university mission and student success.

The program will follow our familiar format of a panel discussion with ample opportunity for a lively interchange between panelists and the audience. Our panelists include Michael Bourque, the CIO at Boston College, George Claffey, the CIO at Charter Oak State College, and Deborah Scott, the CIO at Harvard Medical School.

Please mark your calendars to join us for this exciting breakfast MeetUp program from 7 AM - 9 AM at Boston College on July 11th, 2019. We will be meeting in Boston College's St. Clement's Hall at 197 Foster St, Brighton MA in room 247. From the main entrance, turn left and follow the hall until you reach the meeting room. Off-street parking will be available to the right of the building.


Learn more about our guest speakers below:


As the Vice President of Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer at Boston College since 2010, Michael Bourque has been a driving force behind IT's role in improving student, faculty and staff effectiveness. We’re excited to hear Mr. Bourque’s thoughts on how university IT units can impact university success in innovative ways.


As the Chief Information Officer at Charter Oak College and the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium for more than twenty years, the interim CIO at Central Connecticut State University and former interim CIO at Western Connecticut State University, Dr. George Claffey knows a thing or two about nurturing IT innovation in Higher Ed. With a wide breadth of experience at different institutions, we’re especially curious about what Dr. Claffey thinks institutions of different sizes can do to make the best use of the IT resources available to them.


The Chief Information Officer at Harvard Medical School and the former CIO at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Deborah Scott has been an outstanding information technology leader in New England Higher Ed since 2010, with an additional 15 years of director level leadership experience in high tech and higher education organizations. We’re looking forward to hearing Ms. Scott’s approach to bringing organizations through technology transformations by building on a foundation of IT excellence, engaging across the organization, and aligning innovative initiatives with strategic goals.


With over 30 years as a Director, Department Chair, Dean, Associate Dean, Consultant, and President in higher education, Elmore will be a great addition to our discussion. He currently serves as Dean Emeritus of Ricciardi College of Business at Bridgewater State University and on the Board of Governors, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, Switzerland. The author of over 70 articles, papers and presentations in management and organizational strategy, his blogs on higher education are regularly published by outlets such as eCampus News.