Management Team

PhotoName, Title, and Bio
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Bill Allison - Department Director & University CTO
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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

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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Adam Hochman - Manager and Enterprise Service lead

Adam Hochman is the Manager of Enterprise Integration Services and API Central. He is responsible for an incredible team that provides enterprise integration design, development, and architecture expertise to the campus in conjunction with defining, developing and executing EIS' strategic vision for technology.

Prior to taking up his position in the API department, Adam was the Assistant Director of Technology Development at UC Office of the President where he led the product development of a cross campus enterprise enrollment platform and system wide APIs for University of California and established the core technologies for UC's online learning initiative. In an earlier role, Adam led an international initiative comprised of 12 academic institutions to create an open source alternative for video capture, distribution, and management system called Opencast.

In Adam's off hours he plays in a band called Mrs Robinson and the Dadbeats, plays basketball, rides his bike, and hangs out his two daughters, wife, and three pets Romeo, Juliet, and Tybalt.

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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: