Vince Kellen is a Fellow of Cutter's Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies and Data Analytics & Digital Technologies practices, a member of the Cutter Business Technology Council, and a Summit 2016 speaker. Dr. Kellen brings a combination of entrepreneurial, academic, and IT strategy experience to his role. He is currently CIO at University of California, San Diego. In his former role as Senior Vice Provost, Analytics and Technologies at the University of Kentucky, one of the top public research institutions and academic medical centers in the US, Dr. Kellen’s areas of responsibility included institutional research and analytics; enterprise software; research computing; academic technology; IT infrastructure and cloud services; and supporting the university’s 17 colleges, 30,000 students, and 14,000 faculty and staff. Dr. Kellen has also served as a partner with strategy consulting firms, where he helped Fortune 500 and midsized companies with business and IT strategies, IT organizational development, customer experience management, CRM, and data warehousing and analytics.
Dr. Kellen taught at the University of Kentucky’s College of Communications on IT and strategy and previously taught at DePaul University’s College for Computing and Digital Media. Dr. Kellen is a recipient of the coveted CIO Magazine Top 100 award in 2007 and 2014, was one of InformationWeek’s Chiefs of the Year in 2013, received the Computerworld Honors Laureate award in 2013, and was one of four recipients selected globally for Dell’s 2012 Transformational CIO award. Dr. Kellen has served on advisory boards to top IT companies, including Dell, SAP, Microsoft, AT&T, and Apple, and co-hosts with IT futurist Thornton May, a regional Kentucky CIO forum called The CIO Practicum. Dr. Kellen is the author of four books on database technology and author of more than 250 articles and presentations on IT and business strategy topics. Dr. Kellen earned his PhD in computer science (human-computer interaction), a master’s of science degree in e-commerce, and bachelor of art’s degree in communications, all from DePaul University. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.