orlando leon & reporting on-location

Orlando Leon is the chief information officer at California State University, Fresno. He tells us all about his love of IT – both the tech and business side – and his early memories in his father’s memorabilia store. Lougan and Orlando talk about old-school Play Station hacks, and we celebrate Lougan’s 11-year anniversary at Belmont.

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milos topic & we’re still not used to 2019

Milos Topic is the vice president for information technology and operations and oversees facilities at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in business administration, which he will finish in the spring. His belief is that we can own our lives and make our own decisions in everything that we do including not ideal situations. Milos doesn’t abide by a specific leadership style due as he works with different people who have different needs. but instead believes people need to be put first and believes in listening then guiding employees to the right path.

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jonathan hardy & not skype for business

photo: Elizabeth Rose

Jonathan Hardy is the IT Director for Systems Engineering and Telephone Services at the University of Georgia, where he leads teams on storage, virtualization, database, Office 365, and campus security.  Each day he works with something different behind the scenes. He started his career working in desktop support as a student, then he advanced into his full-time position. His father’s experience in electronics in the Navy inspired Jonathan to get into IT after always being around circuit boards.

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Complete our Listener Survey

Listeners, we want to know more about you. Help us out by completing a quick 5 minute survey. We are excited to award one lucky respondent a free seat at the 2019 Higher Ed Experts Analytics online conference (a $500 value) on February 13! Just complete this survey and leave us your contact information BEFORE February 5, 2019 if you would like to enter. The winner will be announced on our episode airing February 7, 2019

kyle johnson & mainland amazon prime is better

Kyle Johnson is the Dean for Information Technology & Services at Chaminade University in Honolulu. He grew up in the Carolinas where he started working in higher ed at his alma mater, Duke University. Kyle serves as the chief information officer for the institution and we chat about life in Hawaii and the unique challenges dealing with information technology at a small institution on an island in the middle of the Pacific. We also discuss Chaminade’s mission to extend the educational experience to students on isolated islands in Micronesia.

And always remember, there are two people you should always make happy at work. The people that can fix your computer, and the people who buy the toilet paper.

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