Executive Assistant: Veronika Lozina ([email protected])
Parixit Davé currently serves as Senior Director at CUIT for Emerging Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for the operations and projects related to new technologies and works directly with faculty and researchers in support of ETC grants. He provides a much-needed consulting role on emerging technologies to the entire university. He also liaisons with peer institutions and works closely with Educause. In 2018, Parixit co-founded CUIT's Emerging Technology Consortium (ETC), and was appointed as the director.
Nimish joined CUIT in August 2016, and is responsible for the University’s business critical Enterprise Applications Platform, leading a team of 60+ technology professionals.
Medha is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Associate Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management & Identity Access Management. She has served as the University's first CISO since 2006.
Maneesha has worked at CUIT since 2001 and was appointed to AVP of Academic and Research Solutions in June 2016. She added Emerging Technologies to her portfolio in 2018.
Jose has worked at Columbia for over 30 years and his current appointment as AVP of Client Support Services underscores CUIT’s commitment to moving toward a more customer service focused organization providing expanded services.
Jim has worked at CUIT since 2014 and was appointed to the role of AVP, Infrastructure Services in April 2015.
HyunSoo (Soo) is an integral member of the Emerging Technologies group at CUIT, managing Emerging Technologies core grant programs, including Teaching & Learning, Academic Research, and AI Community of Practice, as well as group-wide business and performance improvement.
Soo brings nearly two decades of progressive experience in client relationship management, process improvement and organizational effectiveness throughout the private and educational sectors. Building upon her expertise, Soo transferred her skills and passion to Higher Education, where helping faculty and researchers are still at the core of what she does.
Soo has master’s degrees in Educational/Instructional Technology from Columbia University, Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.
Gaspare LoDuca is Vice President and CIO at Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT). He oversees all aspects of Columbia University's major information technology systems, which include applications, infrastructure, networking, telephony, cybersecurity, and IT policy. He heads the University's central technology management group (CUIT) and leads the IT Leadership Council, providing IT governance across all schools and major departments.
Elvira has worked at CUIT since 2005 and previously held the role of AVP, Enterprise Systems.
Chris began his digital and design career immersed in New York’s multimedia and publishing industry from Conde Nast (2007) to News Corp. (2011), while also consulting for IFC and Meredith Corp. In 2012, he joined American International Group, Inc (AIG) in leading a digital strategy and content management overhaul. He would go on to Verizon (2017), where he led omnichannel customer experience projects with a focus on user experience and discovery.
Throughout his career, Chris has been at the forefront of guiding organizations in their digital transformations. From the print-to-digital challenges of content managed publishing, to leading design teams at News Corp. on the early adoptions of adaptive and responsive design in partnership with Apple, for the first generation of iPads, and with the NFL for the Super Bowl app. At AIG, he joined the communications team in leading a full organizational content migration and implementing information architecture, usability, and content governance strategy. At Verizon, his work included highly collaborative efforts across disciplines with a user-centric like obsession, with projects ranging from FCC policy compliance, development of B2B and B2C customer support channels, hardware and software integrations of smart home technology for Apple, Google, and Amazon, to various partnerships with Discovery+, Disney+, Synchrony, and Visa.
In his spare time, he is a martial artist - kung fu instructor and jiu jitsu practitioner - recreational figure skater, competitive gamer, and aspiring polyglot.
Alan Eiland is CUIT's Assistant Vice President of Portfolio Management. In this role, Alan ensures alignment between strategic objectives and implementation and is responsible for Service Management, Program Management and Project Management practices.
Prior to joining the Columbia University in 2012, Alan’s professional experience spanned media, entertainment and educational service industries with a focus on solution delivery, process transformation and technology operations. Alan holds a degree in Economics from Bowdoin College and is certified in multiple IT frameworks.
Executive Assistant: Kristen Schneider ([email protected])