Jerry Sheehan, vice president for information technology at Montana State University, will be the featured speaker.
“Information Technology is a powerful disruptive tool changing multiple sectors of our society,” said Sheehan in describing his presentation. “We will explore together if these changes are fundamentally causing paradigm shifts impacting international relations, higher education and science.”
As chief information officer at MSU, Sheehan provides oversight, management and strategic planning for the university’s information technology infrastructure, including the campus data networking and systems; classroom learning technology; information security; campus telephone system; the university-wide administrative software system; and Web infrastructure and user support services.
Prior to joining MSU, Sheehan served as chief of staff at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of California San Diego and University of California Irvine that brings together more than 900 faculty members and 150 technical staff to develop and implement information technology solutions for the citizens of California. He also held information technology leadership and management positions at Purdue University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.