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CIO Meet & Greet - Tuesday Lunch

UC Tech 2022 is a place to meet and greet as many people from the UC technical community, including CIOs. Below are the CIOs expected to attend. Specifically your chance to interact is during the CIO Meet & Greet during the Tuesday lunch. 

How to spot a CIO in the wild, you might be wondering. Look for them in their oversized Cat in the Hat headwear!

  • Vince Kellen, UC San Diego (Host)

    Vince Kellen, UC San Diego (Host)

    Vince Kellen is the Chief Information Officer for the University of California, San Diego, as well as a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet, and vice chancellor and chief financial officer's senior management team. UC San Diego is recognized as a top 15 university world-wide and 7th best public university in the world, with over $1.1 billion in annual research funding, 36,000 students, 16 Nobel laureates who have taught on its campus and 161 faculty with national Academy memberships.

     Vince's recent work has been in the areas of student success and learning analytics and application of advanced technology in higher education. Vince is a recipient of the CIO Magazine “Top 100” award in 2007 and 2014, was one of InformationWeek’s “Chiefs of the Year” in 2013, received the Computerworld “Honors Laureate” award in 2013, and was one of four recipients selected globally for Dell’s 2012 “Transformational CIO” award. Vince has authored more than 220 articles, four books and more than 150 presentation on IT topics and is a Fellow with Cutter Consortium, a leading IT industry think tank, where writes on digital transformation and data and analytics topics. 

    Vince is a Board of Director member for IMS Global and has served on advisory boards for Apple, Microsoft, Dell, SAP, AT&T and Blackboard. He was previously CIO and Senior Vice Provost at University of Kentucky and CIO at DePaul University. Before his tenure in higher education, Dr. Kellen was an IT strategy consultant working with Fortune 500 firms on marketing and CRM digital transformations. Vince has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on IT strategy, information strategy, and enterprise systems at DePaul University and University of Kentucky. He earned his Ph.D. in computer science, an M.S. degree in information systems, and a B.A. degree in communications all from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Van Williams, University of California

    Van Williams, University of California

    Van Williams is UC's systemwide Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology Services for the University of California, a $40+ billion-dollar enterprise that spans ten campuses  and six health care systems. As the UC CIO, Van serves as the university’s chief IT leader and  strategist, collaborating with campus and health CIOs, and other leaders across the UC system.  Van also oversees IT related strategic priorities for the UC Office of the President (UCOP). Prior  to UCOP, Van was the Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Strategic Initiatives at  UC Santa Cruz (UCSC), and served as the campus Cyber-Risk Responsible Executive. Van  oversaw UCSC’s $800M technology organization, and led a staff of 250. Before joining the UC  system, Van spent more than 15 years at New York University in various senior roles, including  Chief Information Officer for NYU’s Stern School of Business. He has an MBA in finance,  entrepreneurship and marketing from Stern, and a bachelor’s degree from NYU, where he  majored in classical civilization and minored in chemistry. Van is deeply committed to advancing  diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and believes higher education is a key driver toward  the creation of a healthy society.
  • Nick Dugan, UC Merced

    Nick Dugan, UC Merced

    Nick Dugan is the interim Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer at UC Merced, the newest campus in the UC system. Ranked #4 in the nation for social mobility, UC Merced has established UC roots in the historically underserved San Joaquin Valley, serving a diverse student body that is 75% first-generation. As interim CIO Nick leads a team of 85 IT professionals delivering technology solutions to a growing university, enabling strategic plan objectives of achieving Carnegie R1 status and enrolling 15,000 students by 2030. 

    Nick began his UC journey as an undergraduate at UC Santa Cruz where he studied computer science and worked as a student employee providing residential computing support at College Eight (now Rachel Carson College). Moving into a staff role after graduating, Nick has performed a variety of IT functions including research computing support, systems administration, information security, and project leadership on three different UC campuses (Santa Cruz, Davis, and Merced). Prior to becoming interim CIO Nick held several IT leadership positions on the UC Merced campus, most recently as the Deputy CIO and Chief Information Security Officer. 

    Nick holds a BA in Computer Science from UC Santa Cruz and a MS in Information Management from Arizona State.

  • Molly Greek, UCOP

    Molly Greek, UCOP

    Molly Greek is the CIO for University of California, Office of the President and leads Technology Delivery Services (TDS).  TDS is primarily responsible for the 200+ applications and systemwide services which include UCPath (HR and Payroll for the entire UC) and Apply UC (undergraduate admissions for UC).  Molly formerly worked at UC Davis Health as the Director of Enterprise Applications.  Molly was also a lecturer at CSU, Sacramento for six years and UC Davis extension.  Molly has an MBA from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor’s of Science from UC Davis.  Molly’s areas of professional interest are promoting diversity and inclusion, the UC mission and cloud technology.        

  • Matthew Gunkel, UC Riverside

    Matthew Gunkel, UC Riverside

    Matthew Gunkel is the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer for the University of California, Riverside. Overseeing a period of significant change and growth at UCR, Matthew is charged with enabling support of strategic priorities, collaborative partnerships, and strengthening Information Technology Solutions through  improvements in critical IT services (e.g., security, networking, teaching and learning, enterprise applications, support services, etc.). 

    Previously, Matthew served as Chief Online Learning and Technology Officer at the University of Missouri, where he led the digital vision, educational technology, learning analytics, and online roadmap for Missouri Online, a system-wide endeavor that enrolled over 9,000 annually. Under his leadership, the university combined over 350 academic programs into a cohesive online presence, complete with an enhanced technology platform for Missouri Online. 

     Among his many other accomplishments, Matt developed a system-wide plan for digital learning, improved classroom infrastructure, saved the university $1.2 million by negotiating technology contracts and partnerships, and raised its U.S. News and World Report’s rankings by improving data alignment, reporting, and key areas of service, such as course quality metrics. Matt also served for 13 years in a variety of capacities within IT at Indiana University. As Director of Teaching and Learning Technology, he oversaw critical IT operations related to cloud, accessibility, machine learning, Canvas, and analytics. 

     Matthew earned a Master’s in Information Science from Indiana University and a Bachelor’s in Computer Technology from Purdue University.

  • Jenn Stringer, UC Berkeley

    Jenn Stringer, UC Berkeley

    Jenn Stringer is the Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and CIO at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to Berkeley she was the Director for Academic Technology Services at New York University and prior to that the Director of Educational Technology at Stanford School of Medicine. She has worked in libraries and the educational research arena since 1989 including managing educational technology grants supporting online learning and designed unique learning spaces that support collaborative teaching and learning activities.

    She is a leader, technologist, librarian who is passionate about the role of technology and access to information as a strategic enabler to support the academic and public missions of institutions. She believes that technology can and should be a force for good in the world.

  • Lucy Avetisyan, UCLA

    Lucy Avetisyan, UCLA

    Lucy Avetisyan, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at UCLA, is an  experienced change leader known for building high-performance teams and achieving results to  support the university's missions of education, research, and service. She is leading the strategy  for IT at UCLA—the nation's number one public university—by overseeing the Digital Campus  Road Map, a vision of technology's role in transforming and improving the constituent  experience at UCLA. Under her guidance, IT Services is prioritizing exceptional customer service,  employee growth and fulfillment, and the technology enablement of the university's continued  success. 

    Prior to UCLA, Lucy had a long and successful career at the University of Southern California  (USC), culminating in the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) role. During her time at USC,  she co-sponsored and led countless projects and programs, including the university's Digital  Transformation program, Campus-wide Network Upgrade implementation, Cybersecurity  Excellence program, Workday Human Capital Management and Payroll implementation, and  the modernization of data, infrastructure, application, and services.

  • Ashish Atreja, UC Davis Health

    Ashish Atreja, UC Davis Health

    Ashish Atreja, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., A.G.A.F., is nation’s leading voice in evidence-based digital health and AI. He currently oversees UC Davis Health’s expansion of its digital footprint, bridging the gap between IT, academia, research, and innovation as “Digital Davis” becomes a global validation hub for digital health and AI.

    Prior to his UC Davis Health appointment, Atreja, a gastroenterologist, served as the chief innovation officer, Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System. At Mount Sinai, Atreja established one of the first innovation hubs within an academic medical center to build and test disruptive digital health technologies – those that transform the industry. Atreja is credited with coining the term “Evidence-based Digital Medicine (EBDM),” and is often referred to as “the app doctor” for his work in pioneering digital therapeutics and prescribing mobile health apps for patients.

    Previously, Atreja was at the Cleveland Clinic, where he was Associate Program Director for Informatics Fellowship, led electronic health record implementation, and won an innovation award for developing one of the first virtual pager and messaging applications that was successfully licensed.

    As an intrapreneur, Atreja has won innovation awards at Cleveland Clinic and Mount Sinai, successfully licensed technologies from academic centers, and advises startups, accelerators and Fortune 500 companies in digital medicine. In 2016, Atreja established the non-profit Network of Digital Medicine (NODE.Health) Association to connect innovation centers worldwide and share best practices for evidence-based digital medicine between industry, payers and health systems. Atreja serves on the board of Mount Sinai Spinoff, Rx.Health that brings FHIR-based digital formulary and clinical automation platform to health systems, plans and pharma.

    In addition to a medical degree, Atreja holds a master’s in public health and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.  Atreja has held key positions in many professional organizations, including in the American Gastroenterological Association and American College of Cardiology. He has served nationally at MITRE, at ONC for FHIR at Scale  (FAST) and in California-wide Data exchange advisory committee. He has been nominated among the Top 40 HealthCare Transformers in 2017, HIMSS Top 50 Healthcare in 2021 and Health Tech Magazine Top 30 Health IT influencers in 2022. Atreja has published 90 academic papers, has been continuously funded by NIH since 2014, and has been a keynote speaker globally on digital health transformation.

  • Joshua Glandorf, UC San Diego Health

    Joshua Glandorf, UC San Diego Health

    Joshua Glandorf serves as interim chief information officer at UC San Diego Health. In this role, he oversees all operations and strategic planning for information and communications technology. He is responsible for planning and developing all administrative and clinical information systems related to operating UC San Diego Health hospital and clinical facilities, including electronic health records and the MyUCSDChart system.

    Mr. Glandorf also leads the creation and execution of a comprehensive information strategy to meet UC San Diego Health's future needs and create standards, architectures, and policies for information technologies across UC San Diego and the UC System. As an accomplished healthcare information technology professional with over 19 years of experience, Mr. Glandorf is passionate about using information technology to improve the patient and provider experience. Before his current role, Mr. Glandorf was the senior director of Information Services Affiliations and Analytics at UC San Diego Health. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, he was the director of Analytics at Stanford Children’s Health, where he managed the strategic planning, operations and implementation of new information technology across their health system. In 2017, Mr. Glandorf received the University of California Office of the President Sautter Award for his work in innovative developing new technology to help support the University’s mission.

    Mr. Glandorf holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from the University of Iowa. He also holds an Executive Program Management certificate from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

  • Joe R. Bengfort, UCSF Health

    Joe R. Bengfort, UCSF Health

    Joe R. Bengfort is senior vice president, information technology, and chief information officer at UCSF Health as well as an associate vice chancellor at UCSF. His responsibilities span across the university, including UCSF Health, research, education and administration, as well as strategic information technology (IT) initiatives at the University of California (UC) health system. At UCSF, he leads IT data and analytics, financial and human resources core systems, infrastructure, operations, customer support services and security. He represents UCSF at UC to establish strategy and tactics to protect data, systems, and university and health system operations. He is also an executive sponsor for UCSF’s innovation at scale and digital health initiatives.

    Bengfort joined UCSF in 2011. He worked for 22 years at Perot Systems, where he held a broad range of senior leadership positions, including the management of client relationships and service delivery at Parkland Hospital, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Triad Hospitals and Stanford Health Care. He has a bachelor of science in electronic engineering technology from Texas A&M University.
  • Ellen S. Pollack, UCLA Health Sciences

    Ellen S. Pollack, UCLA Health Sciences

    Ellen S. Pollack, MSN, RN-BC serves as the chief information officer for UCLA Health Sciences, which is comprised of the UCLA Hospital System, the UCLA Faculty Practice Group, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the Schools of Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health. She has worked at UCLA Health for the past 25 years and developed the Nursing Informatics program over 20 years ago. Ellen has significant experience implementing, integrating and optimizing clinical systems. The UCLA Health Information Technology (IT) organization supports UCLA Health’s mission of delivering leading-edge patient care, research, and education. Ellen is responsible for the development and operations of the information and telecommunication systems, including CareConnect, UCLA Health’s enterprise-wide electronic health record (EHR), the Health IT Strategic Plan, and the implementation of transformative and innovative technologies while focusing on value. UCLA Health’s unprecedented initial EHR “Big Bang” go-live in March 2013 was the largest of its time. Ellen served as the deployment director for this project encompassing over 26,000 users, subsequently becoming the first chief nursing informatics officer for UCLA Health.

    The UCLA Health IT organization is comprised of passionate, dedicated informaticists and technologists who strive to provide a best-in-class patient and user experience coupled with a strong customer service focus. UCLA Health has achieved numerous prestigious industry awards including the 2021 College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Most Wired recognition in two areas – Level 9 in the Acute category and Level 10 in the Ambulatory category, one of only nine hospitals in the nation to reach that designation. UCLA Health has received the Most Wired award for nine consecutive years, the US News & World Report’s Most Connected Hospitals, the Top Masters in Healthcare Administration 30 Most Technologically Advanced Hospitals in the World, and the prestigious HIMSS Davies Award.
  • Aisha Jackson, UC Santa Cruz

    Aisha Jackson, UC Santa Cruz

    Aisha Jackson is the University of California Santa Cruz’s incoming Vice Chancellor for Information Technology. In this role, Aisha will be responsible for strategic and operational oversight of information technology and cybersecurity across the University and for establishing overall direction, vision, and policy for the Information Technology Services division.  

    Currently, Aisha serves as the Assistant Vice Provost and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Technology and Student Success with the Office of Information Technology at the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB). In this new and unique role that encompasses both the academic and IT/business sides of the university, Aisha provides vision, strategic leadership, and operational oversight to five product and service units. These include academic technology, UCB’s homegrown student portal, student success analytics, web and customer relationship management, and the Administrative (and Automated) Platform for Online Programs, a platform UCB developed to streamline registration, matriculation, and enrollment processes through automations for its online degree programs. Additionally, Aisha provides leadership in planning and policy related to digital learning initiatives that facilitate achievement of CU Boulder’s strategic goals and builds partnerships among campus academic support units, working collaboratively to meet student success goals through the strategic implementation of teaching and learning technology. 

    Aisha earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from Flagler College, in St. Augustine, Florida and a M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Educational Technology and Teacher Education, from the University of Florida. Aisha earned her Ed. D. in Educational Leadership, specializing in Professional Learning and Technology, at the University of Colorado Denver.

  • Shea Lovan, UC Santa Barbara

    Shea Lovan, UC Santa Barbara

    Shea Lovan is the Interim Chief Information Officer for the University of California, Santa Barbara. In his role as the Interim CIO, Shea provides oversight for all IT activities that contribute to planning, creating, and implementing UCSB's IT vision and for the integration of those activities in to the campus's strategic plan.

    Shea has been a member of the UC Santa Barbara community since he was an undergraduate. His over 27 years' experience in IT at UCSB includes support for research, instructional, and administrative units in several campus departments and organized research units. Most recently, as the Director of Cloud and Identity Services and working in concert with other campus leaders, he developed UCSB's multi-vendor Cloud Computing strategy and led its technical implementation to create an environment supporting academic and administrative workloads.

    In addition to his efforts at UCSB, Shea is an active member of the Santa Barbara community. He has been president of Santa Barbara Science Fair, Inc., since 2007, organizing and operating the county’s science and engineering fair. Shea is also a board member and past Commodore of the Santa Barbara Sea Shells Association, a family-oriented youth sailing organization.

  • Adam Hamilton

    Adam Hamilton

    Adam Hamilton is the Chief Information Officer at UC Hastings College of the Law. He has been with UC Hastings for 12 years and has a BS in Physics from San Francisco State University. Born and raised in San Francisco Adam's background in computing goes back to his childhood when he would develop simple games and copy code from local library magazines on his father's Atari 400 desktop computer. Adam is passionate about spreading his enthusiasm for all things IT and is excited about the growth of diversity, equity and inclusion in promising and rewarding Information Technology careers.