Management Team

PhotoName, Title, and Bio
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Bill Allison - Department Director & University CTO
(personal homepage / LinkedIn)

In 2012, Bill created the Architecture, Platforms and Integration department to better connect the back office infrastructure services with the work of the Associate CIOs whose teams directly interface with Berkeley's students, faculty and staff. The goal was to simplify and modernize some of the morass of Berkeley's technology connections and applications and help everyone do their work more efficiently, nimbly, and less stressfully. We also launched services to ensure Berkeley's IT services are inclusive in their accessibility for people with disabilities, and initiated privacy transparency reporting. Our amazing team continues to develop more modern IT, service-oriented platform technologies to meet the demands of shifting academic needs more quickly -- a prototype for the "plug-and-play university". Bill also serves as Berkeley's CTO.

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Bernie Rossi - Manager and lead campus Cloud Services administrator

Bernie manages the bConnected Operations team, who are responsible for campus email, and administering the campus GSuite, Siteimprove, bCop (on-premises email sending service), and the Atlassian Suite. She was a member of the original CalMail team and a key leader of Berkeley's email and calendar migration to GSuite.

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Marlita Kahn - Manager, Imagine Team

Marlita manages the Imagine Information, Document and Workflow Management service, which includes Imagine, the campus Hyland/Perceptive document management and automated workflow service, our DocuSign e-signature service, and technical ownership of the University's system status service. She is also the functional and process owner for the OCIO IT Knowledge Management work and supports the Cloud Resource Center.

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Kathleen Lu - Manager and Web Platform Services Lead

Kathleen manages the campus Web Platform Services team, responsible for the service we call Open Berkeley, as well as the Web Access team. Kathleen led the campus evolution from hundreds of different web platforms to our standardization on a single, highly automated self-service solution with accessibility and security baked into the design.

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Jon Hays - IT Service Manager, bConnected Collaboration Services
(LinkedIn)

Jon's team is responsible for vendor relationships, communications, change management, and on-going improvement projects for the services and software included in the campus Productivity suite including: Google G Suite, Microsoft O365, Box, and Adobe Creative Cloud. Jon’s team is also responsible for distributing additional site-wide campus software licenses through Software Central and is currently working with Public Affairs and other campus partners to establish and maintain the UC Berkeley Mobile app. (Download the official UC Berkeley mobile app for iOS or Android)

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Eli Perri - Finance Lead

Eli (who reports in to the OCIO Chief Financial Officer with a dotted line report to the API Director) is the lead financial strategist who partners closely with all the managers and director in setting and meeting our financial goals to best serve the campus.

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Tom Tsai - Senior Manager

In his role as Senior Manager, Tom is responsible for a portfolio of key IT services focused around collaboration and sharing of information across campus and partners: