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Robert Smith, founder of the Systemwide IT Policy and Security group – on the power of knowledge and community

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By Derek Shue and Laurel Skurko. Robert Smith, systemwide IT policy and security director at UC Office of the President, who specializes in cybersecurity, has been an important member of the UC’s IT community for the past 12 years. On…
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5 Takeaways for a Newcomer to the EDUCAUSE Conference

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By Laurel Skurko. Last week, registration opened for the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2023, which will take place October 9-12 in Chicago, and on-line October 18-19. In this piece, I provide reasons a conference and a community like EDUCAUSE are critical…
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Hear from Michael Corn UC San Diego CISO: How a humanist perspective influences cybersecurity

Michael Corn, UC Tech Community member, CISO, UC San Diego on the skills needed to lead cybersecurity at the university: Universities are terrific training grounds…because we are we are not a business – we are ALL businesses – we are small city.”

Editor’s Note: Since Michael Corn was interviewed for this profile, he has accepted a newly created position with the National Science Foundation as Cybersecurity Advisor for Research Infrastructure. He remains a UC San Diego employee and can be reached at…
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UC Office of the President seeks IT Marketing & Communications Intern

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At the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills…
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In conversation with Molly Greek – on a career in IT and what it takes to be committed to employee well-being

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By Leevegar Kim. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it is crucial to recognize the invaluable contributions of women leaders and their unique approaches to shaping our world through their work. It is no small feat that women rise to…
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Learn about Mojgan Amini – the person behind a UC Tech Award that bears her name

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Editor’s Note: In 2022, the UC Tech Award for Operational Excellence was named after Mojgan A. Amini, UC San Diego, in recognition for her work in exemplifying her support of improved business process, whether through business process design, automation,…
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Bringing transformational change to Research IT – a video conversation with Amy Neeser

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Amy Neeser, the Research IT consulting and outreach lead at UC Berkeley, recently shared her expertise on leadership and inclusivity in research with the UC IT blog editors. Neeser has been at UC Berkeley for over five years. Her primary…
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Celebrating Black Excellence in IT: A Conversation with Aisha Jackson

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Editor’s Note: We are happy to share this conversation between Aisha Jackson, Vice Chancellor of Information Technology at UC Santa Cruz, and Cheyenne Matthews-Hoffman, Digital Content Strategist at UC Santa Cruz. The piece opens with comments from Matthews-Hoffman. By Cheyenne…
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