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Vice Chancellor of Technology, Strategy and Innovation and Chief Technology Officer
In addition to his role as VC and CTO, Doug serves as a professor of Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering. He also served as CU Denver's Chief Computing Officer and led the Interdisciplinary Computing Task Force. Doug holds a BS, MS and Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh. He previously served as the Lord Endowed Professor and Chair in the College of Engineering and School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University and as the DBC Endowed Professor of Computer Science at CU Boulder and in various roles in the federal government, including as CTO of the Federal Communications Commission and the NTIA (Commerce). He also served as the Director of Network Architecture at Level 3 Communications. His research and teaching interests include wireless systems, cybersecurity, and network policy. Doug has seen the integral role that the university plays in the technology sector and is building on that momentum to create more opportunities for students and ensure that CU Denver is optimizing, investing in, and growing technology resources to meet the needs of our student, staff and faculty.
Assistant Vice Chancellor of IT Operations and Chief Information Officer
Top Five Strengths: Achiever, Individualization, Woo, Arranger, Futuristic
Matt joined OIT in 2022 and brings a wealth of experience in IT, data management, analytics, and business engineering process standards. Prior to joining CU Denver, he served as the president and CEO of Optimize Consulting Group, a boutique IT and data analytics consulting firm based in Florida as well as Vice President of the Education market for MTX Consulting Group and Chief Strategy Officer of their AI subsidiary mavQ AI. Before that, he served as the State of Florida’s chief data officer for more than 28 state colleges, 12 state universities, and 34 state agencies, as well as the University of Florida’s director of enterprise data management, which encompassed areas of research computing, data lake/warehouse/engineering, master data management, data trustee/stewardship, analytics and reporting, and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. Matt received his doctorate of business administration in AI and business intelligence analytics, as well as his MBA in strategy and IT, MS in business intelligence and analytics, MSc in agile and waterfall project management, and BSBA in management from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Matt believes in being a servant leader that is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and work alongside team members to help them grow.
Heather joined the management team at CU in 2021, building the program and team responsible for Slate, Pardo, Salesforce, and Canvas applications. She brings almost two decades of experience with CRM systems and has worked in higher education since 2002 when she joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Heather earned her bachelor's degree from Dickinson College and her master's in management as well as a graduate certificate in strategic management both from the Harvard University Extension School. In her free time, Heather enjoys running and hiking, and practicing her language skills in Spanish, French, and Portuguese.