Office of the CIO

The Chief Information Officer oversees campus IT planningcurrent projects, cybersecuritypolicyresearch computing and communication between college and department IT offices. Several campus technology governance groups also work with the CIO. The office includes a Chief Data Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, and a Research Computing coordinator.

Michael Lehman is the interim chief information officer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is also a special advisor to the chancellor overseeing a comprehensive review of campus information technology (IT) governance.

Lehman most recently served as interim vice chancellor for finance and administration until Laurent Heller was hired in August 2016. Before that, he was the first chief financial officer of both Palo Alto Networks and Arista Networks, and oversaw their preparation to become public companies. Earlier in his career, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sun Microsystems.He is leading a review of campus IT, including the IT funding model, budget and services in his current role as special advisor.

Together with the help of our Advisory Groups, the CIO Office is

  • addressing shared priorities
  • aligning resources to support them
  • fostering a culture of collaboration and communication within the IT community
  • delivering IT services that support the Wisconsin Idea.

The CIO oversees

CIO staff and office functions include

Data Officer

Jason Fishbain
Jason Fishbain, Chief Data Officer

Office of Cybersecurity

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Bob Turner, Chief Information Security Officer

Portfolio Management

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Portfolio Manager

CIO staff offices are located in room 502, 445 Henry Mall, Madison, 53706. The office number is 608-262-5381.

To learn about other timely campus IT initiatives, visit the Campus Projects page.

To see the structure of the Office of the CIO and the Division of Information Technology (DoIT), see this organization chart.

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UW-Madison names Interim CIO

CIO Campus IT Overview (pdf)