For the Office of Information Technology (OIT), the past semester has been all about shared experiences, shared responsibility, and shared success. As we bring this semester to a close, I am happy to announce that we have concluded the first phase of our strategic planning effort and kicked off a multi-year Data Excellence initiative in support of the Institute’s Strategic Plan.
Nationally observed in May, Georgia Tech celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month throughout April - recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to Georgia Tech’s rich history, achievements, and advancements.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) joined the Institute in its reflection of AAPI heritage across the IT community - celebrating how daily choices, actions, and relationships are shaped through their voices and inclusion.
Georgia Tech has formalized an advisory committee for the Partnership for an Advanced Computing Environment (PACE) and adopted of a new method of funding research cyberinfrastructure. Unlike the previous model, which charged for research cyberinfrastructure based on a fixed capacity, the new model aims to be more sustainable and flexible. Now research principal investigators (PI) will only be charged for actual consumption of resources – similar to that of commercial cloud offerings.
Georgia Tech's Women in Technology Group resumed its monthly meeting cadence in April with a presentation from Academic Technology Associate Director Pam Buffington, titled "What's Your Pandemic Presence?"
Delivered in an interactive “Family Feud” style, the presentation challenged meeting participants to explore the importance of virtual presence when attending work meetings in remote and hybrid environments. During the presentation, Buffington focused on professional appearance, preparation, participation, etiquette, and attitude.