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Impediments & Continuous Learning with Bret Naber

Episode Summary

Tech leaders in the private sector might look to higher education for their round of talent recruits, but what about tech leaders working in higher education? How do the tech challenges of managing a diverse university campus look different from the tech challenges managing a diverse corporate network topology? Or do they look different? This contrast is just a part of the many tech topics discussed in episode 23, when Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano are joined by special guest Bret Naber, a university CIO with clear insight into the importance of leadership, regardless of where in the tech industry you might be positioned.

Episode Notes

Tech leaders in the private sector might look to higher education for their round of talent recruits, but what about tech leaders working in higher education? How do the tech challenges of managing a diverse university campus look different from the tech challenges managing a diverse corporate network topology? Or do they look different? 

This contrast is just a part of the many tech topics discussed in episode 23, when Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano are joined by special guest Bret Naber, a university CIO with clear insight into the importance of leadership, regardless of where in the tech industry you might be positioned.

 

Bret Naber

Chief Information Officer/Associate Vice President

University of Northern Colorado

Bret Naber is the Chief Information Officer and Assistant Vice President for the University of Northern Colorado. He currently manages the IT organization that includes Infrastructure services (Network, Backup/Recovery, Server), Data Management, ERP, Data Warehousing, Technology Acquisition, Software Development, Desktop Support, Classroom Audio/Visual Support, Project Management, Technology Support Services and Training. He also leads a Project Management Office and has implemented a variety of high profile projects for UNC. Projects include ERP Implementation, Organizational Design, and several major system acquisitions. He has provided leadership for UNC's President Leadership Committee and is the chair Colorado Higher Education Computing Organization that includes IT leadership from all of the Colorado Higher Education Institutions. He is also the Chair for the City of Greeley Broadband Committee. In his current position he oversees 74 employees and $13 million in budget. His education background includes a Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems, Masters Degree in Education Technology and Master Certification in Six Sigma. He has also taken his skills and experiences to the classroom to teach top performing Business students at the Monfort College of Business. His passion for a challenge has led him to Ultra Distance Running. He has been part of several racing teams and crews for major events like the Leadville trail running 100.

0:06 Opening

2:34 Bret Naber Intro

8:18 Roles

12:55 Greeley

15:07 Challenges

18:27 Multi Generational Teams.

22:29 Technology in Higher Education

26:03  EQ

44:49 Mentoring

50:29 Recommended books

56:02 Closing

 

Hosted By:

 

Brian Comerford

 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briancomerford/

 

Nick Lozano

 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-lozano-97356621/

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NickLLozano

 

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