Presented by Chris Gill • CITO, Drake University
Is your IT culture holding you back or driving you forward? Culture is an organization’s basic personality, the essence of how its people behave, interact, and work. Changing culture is a daunting task but, for IT to be effective, IT leaders must align their cultures to the organization’s mission and goals. Join Drake CITO, Chris Gill, on a journey through his experiences shaping culture at two higher education institutions and learn about his ten steps to changing culture in IT.
Chris Gill currently serves as Drake University's Chief Information Technology Officer. Prior to assuming the CITO role at Drake, Mr. Gill was the Chief Information Officer at Gonzaga University for more than 10 years and a member of the Gonzaga University information technology team for more than 24 years. Beginning in 1990 as a video producer for the Gonzaga's distance education program, he has held a variety of positions in Media Services and Information Technology Services, including Video Producer/Director, Video Operations Manager, Director of Desktop Support Services, and Director of IT Project Management and Planning.
Mr. Gill is a 2005 graduate of the EDUCAUSE Frye Leadership Institute. He served on the 2007 EDUCAUSE national conference program committee and on the EDUCAUSE Professional Development Committee. He also served as a member representative to the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) IT Managers' organization, and the member council of the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium (NWACC). He holds a Bachelors degree from Gonzaga University and a Masters Degree in Technology Management from Washington State University.