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.
We seek out, listen, and respond to our users’ needs.
We work together with our colleagues in a way that leverages and values each other’s expertise and insights.
We encourage and experiment with new ideas, both basic and leading-edge.
We act with integrity and practice honest, respectful, two-way communication.
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
University Research Data Management Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Managing Director, Administration and Finance
Managing Director, Library Technology Services
Interim Chief Information Security and Data Privacy Officer
Managing Director, Academic Technology
Managing Director, Administrative Technology Services
University Research Computing Officer
Interim Chief Information Officer;
Managing Director, Strategy and End User Services
The CIO Council is charged with leading and advancing University-wide IT strategies, policies, and standards.
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.
The larger IT community at Harvard includes Communities of Practice, the IT Academy, and the IT Summit.