A Vision for Technology at Northeastern
The roadmap and story of the university’s digital transformation
At Northeastern University, technology is woven into the fabric of what the institution is and its potential to accomplish great things.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer provides the high-level roadmap for the IT enterprise at Northeastern and outlines the strategy for how the university harnesses technology in support of its ambitious goals. The following roadmap and successes on this site tell the story of Northeastern’s ongoing digital transformation. The core priorities and values frame decision-making and direction, and the ongoing and future projects illustrate how the university is moving beyond the current state and maturing the digital university.
Message from the CIO
COVID has challenged every aspect of the university and put an increased focus on the role that technology plays in its success. It’s also altered our expectations of the community. Being digital isn’t just the job of the CIO, all members of the community must embrace the notion that they too must increase their digital dexterity. Our ability to be a digital university relies on us all to be operators of technology. We need to hire for it, we need to train for it, we need to support growth, and we need to demand it.
So what is a global digital university? I believe it is a fluid organization that has the ability to quickly execute on the innovative needs that arise from our strategic planning processes. It is a place, no matter where you are, you can get answers to difficult questions using tools that enhance your work. It is a place that recognizes that the only way to realize our strategic vision is to Go Beyond the point in time solutions and places immense values on the role technology must play in our evolution. While we have made huge strides, we have only experienced the spark that positions Northeastern to ignite a DIGITAL REVOLUTION.
We will build upon the core values that I brought to the organization with me about 3 years ago. We’re not replacing them, but going beyond and building upon them, using them to help us approach our work. Those are:
- Building a philosophy that is mobile/digital/cloud first
- Delighting the community through our delivery of services and experiences
- Enhancing and growing a culture of operational excellence
- Broadly and positively impacting research activities
- Promoting a world-class teaching and learning organization that inspires
- Ensuring a safe and secure information environment
- Investing in growth and development of people
- Engaging the campus community through the web and digital tools.
Through this website, I would like to highlight some of the things we have done in the digital space to address the pandemic as well as discuss how we must use this moment to further accelerate our efforts, expand our thinking, and GO BEYOND all existing preconceptions of how a post-pandemic, global, R1 university should be managed, supported, and positioned to delight a campus community.
Cole W. Camplese
CIO and Vice President for Information Technology
Sparking the Digital Revolution
API Ecosystem IoT Everywhere
The COVID Transformation
“Each month of the pandemic has provided a typical year’s worth of digital transformation.”