A message from the Interim CIO

I am deeply honored to step into the role of Interim Chief Information and Privacy Officer, entrusted with the responsibility of leading our institution through an exciting digital transformation journey. I am thrilled to be at the helm of this endeavor, and I look forward to working collaboratively with each of you to propel Illinois Tech into a future of excellence and innovation.

At Illinois Tech, our vision is not merely to adapt to the digital landscape, but to thrive within it. We aspire to achieve operational excellence, foster a globally connected community, and cultivate a technology environment that is both robust and flexible, meeting the needs of today while preparing for future.

Innovation lies at the heart of our endeavors. It is not merely a buzzword but our driving force. We embrace emerging technologies, data-driven insights, and agile methodologies to continuously adapt and evolve. Our goal is to empower every member of our community and deliver impactful solutions that resonate at every level.

I am dedicated to fostering a culture of collaboration, creativity, and customer-centricity across all departments. Together, we will dismantle silos, leverage cross-functional expertise, and co-create innovative solutions to address real-world challenges.

Our journey towards digital transformation extends beyond the adoption of technology; it necessitates a fundamental shift in mindset and processes to prioritize the needs of our students, faculty, and staff. Our success is not solely measured by financial metrics or operational efficiency but by the genuine satisfaction and loyalty of our community.

Our vision is not merely a destination; it serves as our guiding star, inspiring us to push boundaries, challenge the status quo, and redefine what is possible. Together, let us embark on this journey to create a future where every digital interaction is a source of joy, where every member of our community becomes a passionate advocate, and where every solution enriches lives.

 

Sincerely,

Sejal Vaishnav
Interim Chief Information and Privacy Officer