About HUIT

About HUIT

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Our Mission

HUIT's mission is to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology.

Our Values

USER-FOCUSED

 

We seek out, listen, and respond to our users’ needs.

COLLABORATIVE


We work together with our colleagues in a way that leverages and values each other’s expertise and insights.

INNOVATIVE


We encourage and experiment with new ideas, both basic and leading-edge.

OPEN


We act with integrity and practice honest, respectful, two-way communication.

Our Leadership

INTERIM CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER: CATIE SMITH

Catie Smith is Interim Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Harvard, and Managing Director, Strategy and End User Services at Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT). In her role as Interim CIO, Catie is responsible for information technology strategy, policies, and services that support the University’s mission of teaching, learning, and research, and leading the HUIT organization. In her role as Managing Director, Strategy and End User Services, Catie leads the teams providing foundational technology and support to over 50,000 end users across Harvard, and manages HUIT’s strategy and planning activities.

Prior to HUIT, Catie has held strategy, operations, and general management roles at several organizations across various sectors, including Year Up, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Chicago Public Schools and Boston Public Schools. Catie brings both a deep understanding of business and education to her work at HUIT. Catie received her B.A. cum laude from Harvard University, an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Senior Leadership Team

Mercè Crosas

Mercè Crosas

University Research Data Management Officer

Jason Snyder

Jason Snyder

Chief Technology Officer

Stephanie Gumble

Stephanie Gumble

Managing Director, Administration and Finance

Stuart Snydman

Stuart Snydman

Managing Director, Library Technology Services

Nathan Hall

Nathan Hall
Interim Chief Information Security and Data Privacy Officer

Alan Wolf

Alan Wolf

Managing Director, Academic Technology

Jason Shaffner

Jason Shaffner

Managing Director, Administrative Technology Services

Scott Yockel

Scott Yockel

University Research Computing Officer

Catie Smith

Catie Smith

Interim Chief Information Officer;
Managing Director, Strategy and End User Services

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Our Partners

CIO COUNCIL


The CIO Council is charged with leading and advancing University-wide IT strategies, policies, and standards.

GOVERNANCE
 

University-wide governance committees gather input from key stakeholders to provide strategic oversight and direction.

IT AT SCHOOLS
 

While HUIT serves a range of University-wide IT functions, many Harvard Schools have their own IT support services.

IT COMMUNITY

 

The larger IT community at Harvard includes Communities of Practice, the IT Academy, and the IT Summit.