Indiana CIO to discuss collaboration Sept. 12

Brad Wheeler
Brad Wheeler

Brad Wheeler, vice president for information technology and chief information officer for Indiana University, will discuss "Collaboration is Strategy," at 9 a.m., Sept. 12 in the Nebraska Union. The presentation is free and open to faculty and staff.

“Dr. Wheeler is a thought leader on collaboration within higher education and creating the technological environment to make it happen,” said Mark Askren, chief information officer for UNL. “He certainly leads by example and all of us can benefit from his experiences.”

Wheeler leads IT services for Indiana University's eight campuses. These services include research, educational, administrative, networking and other shared IT services. He has co-founded some of higher education’s most transformative software and service collaborations including the Sakai Project for teaching and learning software, Kuali for financial and other administrative systems, and the HathiTrust for digital copies of scanned books as part of the Google Book Project.

These projects are a blend of both open source and traditional development models that have grown to an ecosystem encompassing over $60 million of pooled investments from 50 institutions and 22 commercial firms.

He is a professor of information systems in Indiana's Kelley School of Business, and has taught executive programs for corporate and MBA audiences on six continents.

A recording of the presentation is now available at:

— Jon Wilson, Information Services