Conversations with Extraordinary Leaders

Stanford CIO Steve Gallagher moderates this CIO Council-sponsored series that invites inspiring and engaging leaders to share their career journeys and the lessons they’ve learned.

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IDEAL IT, a CIO Council-sponsored strategic initiative, advances innovative approaches for increasing diversity, inclusion, equity, and access across the IT Community at Stanford. The five sub-programs that make up IDEAL IT each offer unique ways to get involved, from networking events, brown bag sessions, workshops, volunteer opportunities, and more.

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Connect with Colleagues

Connect with Colleagues is an effort aimed at better connecting all of us across our IT teams and further a sense of belonging. The periodic campaign leverages the Donut app on Slack and – through random pairings of participants – encourages IT staff to set aside some time to invest in building a new relationship or furthering an existing one.

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IT Unconference

The IT Unconference is a day-long event geared toward strengthening community among Stanford’s IT professionals. Attendees create the agenda and session topics are dynamic and decided at the event when participants propose topics they want to discuss and sign up for topics proposed by others.

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Campus IT Plan Summits

The Campus IT Plan Summits make it even easier for the Stanford IT community to connect and collaborate with colleagues across campus who are working on similar projects

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Communities of Practice

Join a technology-related Community of Practice to share IT information, resources and best practices with peers.

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Conversations with the CIO Council

Get to know more about our CIO Council in this Q&A series.

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IT at Stanford on Slack

Chat quickly and connect easily with IT colleagues across Stanford in the IT at Stanford Slack workspace.

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