University of Wisconsin–Madison

Fishbain to be first UW Chief Data Officer

Jason Fishbain has been selected as the first UW Chief Data Officer. He will report to Bruce Maas, Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO at the UW-Madison. Fishbain has been the Director of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for the past two years. Prior to that he spent several years managing business intelligence for Unity Health Insurance.

“Jason brings a record of accomplishments building data governance and management structures and creating business intelligence strategic plans in the health industry,” said Maas. “He has been both a consultant, and on the staff of health organizations. His experience working with doctors and other health care professionals related to HIPAA will be extremely valuable to us given that our university is subject to both HIPAA and FERPA requirements.”

Fishbain’s initial priorities will be to plan a comprehensive data governance and management process at UW-Madison. He will also work in partnership with UW System CIO Sasi Pilay and UW Madison Office of Quality Improvement consultant Kathy Luker on the system-wide Business Intelligence and reporting initiative.

“I feel both honored and excited to take on this new opportunity, said Fishbain.  “Certainly the mission of UW-Madison requires the efficient use of information to make critical decisions. I look forward to collaborating across campus in order develop a system that will provide such information.”

Fishbain will begin his new role on September 22. His office will be in the new CIO location on the fifth floor of 445 Henry Mall (former Genetics building).