How to Build a Team of IT Ninjas
a GSATC Learning Lunch
with guest speaker: Jim Bottum, CIO and Vice Provost for Computing & Information Technology at Clemson University.
How do you get nationally recognized by media giants like Forbes, Computer World and Newsweek for cyberinfrastructure and super computing? Give your IT team the tools they need to be amazing and then get out of their way. After developing his award winning expertise in building and managing high performance cyberinfrastructures, Jim Bottum turned his focus on developing a high performing IT department under his CIO leadership. His current team is so ahead of the curve they refer to themselves as IT Ninjas.
Join us for our May Learning Lunch where our guest speaker, Jim Bottum, CIO and Vice Provost for Computing & Information Technology at Clemson University, will cover how his investment in his team of people and their leadership skills led to national recognition for the organizations and universities he served at as their CIO.
11:30 - 11:55 Registration, Networking, Lunch
11:55 - 12:10 Announcements
12:10 - 12:50 Presentation
12:50 - 1:00 Door Prizes, Adjourn
This meeting is held at the Embassy Suites and features easy access from I-385, plenty of free parking, ample networking opportunities, a great presentation, and door prizes. Plan to attend.
Onsite registration is available. Lunch is $30 at the door.
About our Speaker:
James R. “Jim” Bottum was named Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer at Clemson University in July 2006. He leads Clemson’s efforts to build a state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure for education, research and service. These efforts have resulted in Clemson becoming a Top 100 supercomputing site in the world as well as a leader in advanced networking infrastructure and research.
During his tenure at Clemson, Bottum has partnered with Clemson faculty on funded national initiatives including the Global Environment for Network Innovation (GENI). Bottum is also the Founding Director of the Clemson University Cyberinstitute, an interdisciplinary environment for advancing research through cyberinfrastructure.
Bottum also served as Purdue University's first CIO from August of 2001 – July 2006. During his tenure at Purdue, Bottum partnered with Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty to found the National Center for Computational Nanotechnology and with Physics faculty to form the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) Tier-2 Center. The EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research published a paper on the IT transformation Bottum enabled at Purdue entitled, A New Model for Supporting Research at Purdue University.
Prior to Purdue, Bottum partnered with the founding director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined the newly funded NSF HPC center in August 1986 and helped evolve it to international preeminence over his 15 year tenure. Bottum has served on a number of national committees including the NSF Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI) and the Internet2 Board of Trustees and was recently named Internet2’s Inaugural Presidential Fellow.
When & Where
GSA Technology Council
The GSA Technology Council provides networking, education and professional development opportunities to career minded information technology professionals and high tech entrepreneurs through its newsletter, meetings, expos and training programs.
Founded in 2002, the GSATC regularly draws over 100 people to its informative monthly lunch meetings. Lunch presenters have ranged from the CTO of Scansource to the Executive Director of the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.