Anne Margulies was Vice President and University Chief Information Officer at Harvard from 2010 until her retirement in May 2021. In this role, Anne was responsible for information technology strategy, policies, and services that support the University’s mission of teaching, learning, and research. Anne led Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT), which provides IT services to over 50,000 educators, students, and staff.
Before returning to Harvard—she had been Assistant Provost and Executive Director for Information Systems in the late 1990s—Anne was Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and CIO for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In this capacity she developed and implemented a statewide strategic plan for IT and oversaw consolidation of a vast patchwork of agency IT organizations, operations, data centers, and networks into a coherent statewide structure. Prior to her service with the Commonwealth, Anne was founding Executive Director of MIT OpenCourseWare, MIT’s internationally acclaimed initiative to publish the teaching materials for their entire curriculum openly and freely over the Internet.
In 2019 Anne was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering and Informatics from the Universitat Politècnica de València, and in 2015 was selected as the Boston CIO Leader of the Year and inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame.