The Future is Now

Blog posts from Mark Roman, Chief Information Officer at Simon Fraser University.

  • May 13, 2019
    Annual Plan
    Security is one of the most pressing concerns facing IT today and the associated challenges may seem insurmountable. However, by being mindful of five IT security principles the issues can be managed in a mindful and rational manner.
  • October 17, 2018
    The Sky is not Falling: Five Principles for IT Security
    Security is one of the most pressing concerns facing IT today and the associated challenges may seem insurmountable. However, by being mindful of five IT security principles the issues can be managed in a mindful and rational manner.
  • August 16, 2018
    IT Isn’t Binary
    IT is often managed under a cloud of contradictory demands and expectations where there are no easy mutually acceptable solutions. Living with this reality can be a challenge, but also a benefit.
  • May 04, 2018
    Better Email
    With the sheer volume of email everybody faces everyday I thought it might be useful to share some tips that may help.
  • September 08, 2017
    The Only Constant is Change; The Only Consistency is Contradiction
    Planning for IT with the future of higher ed in a world of inherent contradiction requires an open mind, an agile culture, and a willingness to adapt to new realities rapidly.
  • March 01, 2017
    Hiding in Splendid Isolation
    IT leaders need to get out from behind email and Twitter and meet their customers.
  • February 01, 2017
    IT Projects are Innovation Investments
    We need to change our preconceived notions about what IT projects mean to organizations.
  • February 01, 2017
    SFU and the EDUCAUSE 2017 Top 10 Issues
    Comparing SFU information systems initiatives with the EDUCAUSE top 10 higher ed IT issue list.
  • December 01, 2016
    Connecting Silos in the Canadian Digital Infrastructure
    Addressing how CUCCIO is central to helping Canadian universities become digital leaders.
  • July 12, 2016
    Higher Education IT Trends: 2016
    Key trends facing CIOs in higher education.