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  • UW-IT chooses new AVP to lead critical Infrastructure division

    August 28, 2023

    Bin Guo, a former Fortune 500 executive leader, is UW-IT's new AVP for the Infrastructure Division.

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    A former Fortune 500 executive with decades of experience in IT operations, cloud platforms, data and visualization technologies has been selected as UW-IT’s new Associate Vice President for the Infrastructure division and Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

    Bin Guo, whose first day was Aug. 28, received a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science and technology from Tsinghua University in China, which is one of the top universities in the world.

    She also has decades of experience building and leading cross-functional, multi-cultural and distributed teams for SLB (p.k.a. Schlumberger), which is a Fortune 500 global corporation that operates across multiple continents.

    “We were fortunate to have a strong pool of finalists and I am thankful to everyone who participated in the selection process,” said Andreas Bohman, Vice President for UW Information Technology and CIO. “I especially appreciate the work from the recruiting firm Next Generation Partners, LLC and the search committee, made up of leaders across the University.”

    Search committee members were impressed by Guo’s breadth and scope of experience — overseeing a major company’s digital transformation and growing major digital technology organizations. She laid strategic roadmaps to deliver foundational and mission-critical technologies and business solutions.

    Her impressive record of accomplishment leading the growth of technology organizations and strategies in the private sector will bring tremendous value to the University and be well suited to achieving the goals of our organization and partners, Bohman said.

    “Bin will bring new perspectives to the important services and capabilities provided by the Infrastructure division,” he said. “Her professional experience has a global reach and her leadership values in diversity, equity and inclusion will contribute positively to these areas in UW-IT and help us facilitate and promote diversity in our technical and thought leadership.”

    In her role in UW-IT, Bin will oversee the teams within the Infrastructure division that support IT operations across the UW, wired and wireless network connectivity, telecommunications, infrastructure tools and servers, architectural design and engineering, and regional networks.

    “I am confident that Bin will provide visionary leadership in developing and implementing innovative technology solutions and strategies that support the University’s mission and vision,” Bohman said.

    Bohman also thanked Mary Mulvihill’s leadership in serving as the interim AVP since December, leading the Infrastructure team through the organizational strategy work, and successful go-live for UWFT UW Connect Finance.

    Mulvihill was instrumental in advancing strategic work in the Infrastructure division, while attending to a myriad of technological initiatives, he said.

  • Self-sustaining rates for UW-IT services to increase in FY 2024

    August 23, 2023

    In response to financial impacts caused by deferred IT maintenance and refresh projects following global pandemic and supply chain disruptions, UW-IT will be increasing rates for several IT services starting Oct. 1.

  • Rev up your classes with Jupyter Notebook

    August 22, 2023

    UW faculty, do your classes rely on heavy computing use? If you’re not already using our JupyterHub service, find out what we can do for you now!

  • Is your UW Google Shared Drive pending deletion? Act before 8/29 to save content

    August 21, 2023

    Check your Shared Drive. If you see “PENDING DELETE,” review the content to see if you need to download it and save it elsewhere.

  • Stay informed about network problems or report them

    August 9, 2023

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    UW-IT’s Service Status webpage quickly lets you know if there are any eOutages or network problems affecting any or all three campuses — and lets you report any incidents.

  • Act now to preserve Google content and access

    August 7, 2023

    Stock image of a person with a laptop overlayed with the following message: ACT NOW August 29, 2023 UW Google service will be removed from ALL Shared UW NetIDs All UW Google Shared Drives without a UW employee manager will be deleted

    If your unit or department is currently using UW Google with shared UW NetIDs, you will lose access to your data starting Aug. 29. Act now to migrate your work, including any content in YouTube channels and third-party apps and services connected to a Shared UW NetID.

  • Connect to UW network resources from off campus with Husky OnNet

    August 4, 2023

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    Need to access files on the UW network from home? Use a UW secure virtual private network (VPN), like the free Husky OnNet for current students, faculty and staff. Off-campus access to UW resources on the UW network through remote desktop or a file-sharing application require a VPN.

  • UW Office 365 Yammer content going away

    August 3, 2023

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    Do you Yammer? Make sure to download any content and files from Yammer communities you wish to preserve before Aug. 29, when everything will be deleted to make way for Viva Engage, which promises an enhanced user experience.

  • BI Portal offers “one-stop shopping” for finance reports

    August 2, 2023

    The BI Portal report catalog now allows users to access legacy and new finance reports in one place.

  • New tech-oriented guide for UW retirees now available

    July 20, 2023

    The retiree guide in IT Connect explains what happens to UW tools, services and other technology when a person retires, and how to store information before it gets deleted.

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