University of Wisconsin–Madison

Tadd Smejkal

Position title: Director, Systems Engineering & Operations

Email: tadd.smejkal@wisc.edu

Portrait of Tadd Smejkal

Tadd has more than 20 years of professional IT experience and has held a number of senior leadership roles in software delivery, IT operations, customer support, and cloud adoption.  Before coming to UW-Madison, Tadd led the Cloud Operations and Software Product Development divisions of WTS Paradigm, and served as senior manager at TDS Telecom in several roles including Software Development and Oracle Applications.  Tadd’s leadership experience spans many critical areas of information technology including the development and operations of cloud-based hosting services, promoting cloud adoption on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure platforms, modernization concepts like infrastructure-as-code, and more automated practices for DevOps.