The Arizona Technology Council has named the recipient for its Education Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Year award to be given out at the end of this month. The University of Arizona’s CIO, Michele Norin, has been selected to receive the honor.
The award is part of the council’s fifth annual Business & IT Summit slated to take place on Thursday, May 26 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Spa. The CIO of the Year Awards luncheon honors individual technology executives from industry, non-profit, education and government. Nominees, including chief information officers or those in equivalent positions, are recognized for their innovation and creativity in planning and deploying their enterprise systems, future IT goals, management philosophy and service to the industry and community.
Michele is the CIO here at UA and executive director for UITS. Her reputation of strong leadership, and commitment gained the confidence and ultimate approval of the campus, the President’s Cabinet and the Arizona Board of Regents to commit to launch the UA Enterprise System Replacement Project (ESRP), called Mosaic. Under Michele’s guidance and management, this project continues to be implemented on time and on budget and is a best-practice, gold standard for ESRP’s across all IT domains, not just higher education. Michele keeps systems running smoothly, advances UA’s technology services and drives transformation for increased efficiencies despite a tough economy.
About The Arizona Technology Council: The Arizona Technology Council is a non-profit trade association founded to connect, represent and support the state's expanding technology industry. To promote economic growth and professional development in Arizona's technology sector, the Council provides members networking opportunities, business support and access to educational forums. The Council strives to distinguish Arizona as a leader in the technology community and offer resources that are exclusive to its members.