Office of the CIO

Envisioning an integrated technological campus

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the campus executive responsible for leveraging technology to advance the mission of WPI. The CIO fosters collaboration with WPI divisions and departments to meet academic, research, administrative and student needs for technology and access, and to promote innovation with a long-term view.

CIO, Deborah Scott leads the Information Technology Services Division and oversees a broad range of IT strategies and services for WPI. This includes Academic Research Computing, Academic Technology Center that provides tools for teaching and learning, Enterprise Information Systems, Hosting Services for administrative and academic software applications, Support Services, Networking, Telecommunications, Information Security, and high-speed Internet2 through the Goddard GigaPop to both WPI and surrounding colleges and nonprofit organizations.

Deborah leads through a collaborative process; empowering IT staff to partner at all levels within the organization to provide technology solutions for WPI. IT staff foster strong working relationships across campus that inform the vision of IT that enables and supports the academic mission.

 
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    Staff Profile

    Name: Deborah Scott
    Department: Information Technology
    Title: Chief Information Office

    As the campus executive leader of technology solutions, Deborah manages a team of skilled professionals who collaborate across campus.

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    Staff Profile

    Name: Jon Bartelson
    Department: Hosting & Support Services
    Title: Associate CIO

    Jon’s team supports administrative systems, application hosting, data storage and integration, and technical support services to campus partners.

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    Staff Profile

    Name: Mary Beth Harrity
    Department: Academic Technology Center
    Title: Director

    Mary Beth oversees the ATC team dedicated to providing technology and tools to support the faculty achieve the teaching mission at WPI.

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    Staff Profile

    Name: Sia Najafi
    Department: Academic & Research Computing
    Title: Director

    Sia and his team develop and support the increasing demand on campus for high-performance computing and data storage and sharing.

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    Staff Profile

    Name: Sean O’Connor
    Department: IT Infrastructure Services
    Title: Assistant CIO

    Sean and his team service the networking, access, security and communication needs of the campus.

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