Excerpt from Annual report 2016/2017:
WORD FROM THE CIO
The demands on Information Technology are constantly evolving because technology changes at an exponential rate. This, combined with the budgetary challenges that post-secondary institutions across the country face, means that Information Technology is expected to deliver quickly while optimizing costs, and offer solutions that can grow and change with the institution.
I am pleased to present the 2016-2017 Annual Report. Our top IT priority over the last year was to deliver on the new Student Information System (SIS), and we did. After years of discussions and planning, the implementation was uneventful and minimal disruption occurred. With the launch of the new SIS, we’ve set the foundation for changing how we engage with students. It’s up to us, working with our partners, to unlock the value that this can system deliver in terms of increased functionalities and efficiencies to staff and students.
Our top IT and business priority was the SIS project, but we also delivered on other projects that fulfill the demands from the organization. Such as our security initiatives that aim to strengthen our overall security posture, and identity management which moves us closer to an overall enhanced user experience. The accomplishments outlined in this report are just the beginning of significant changes that can drive optimization and innovation at the University of Ottawa, and I look forward to working with you as we navigate through these transformations.
Acting Chief Information Officer