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Disrupting Through Collaboration, UCLA and Temple University Leaders Win 2022 Tambellini Technology Leadership Awards

“We know that technology platforms and tools can only enable improvements when an institution’s people and processes are strategically aligned and committed to clear goals,” said Vicki TambelliniCEO and founder of the Tambellini group.

“I am proud of our honorees for their visionary leadership and success in building long-term, collaborative partnerships on their campuses to leverage innovative technologies.”

As a leading independent global technology research and consultancy dedicated solely to higher education, Tambellini Group created the Technology Leadership Awards to recognize IT teams and leaders for excellence in driving transformative modernization efforts .

CIO Award Winner: Lucy Avetisyan, University of California, Los Angeles

Since assuming the role of CIO at UCLA in 2020, Lucy Avetisyan restructured the university’s IT organization for the better by establishing a transparent and fair approach to technology verification and funding.

In less than two years, it convened a new IT Governance Executive Council, an IT Steering Committee, five domain-specific steering committees, and 32 strategic partners representing academic and administrative units.

“I am humbled and honored to receive this award and to have a platform to share my passion for higher education, as well as the message that our people are our greatest asset,” said Avetisyan. “I hope our efforts will help inspire my fellow technology leaders facing similar obstacles.”

Innovative Technology Team Award: Temple University

While Temple University students previously viewed their campus registrar as a roadblock, which changed once university registrar Bhavesh Bambhrolia convened a “Jedi Council“cross-functional team that broke down administrative silos and transformed the office into an automated engine of user-friendly efficiency.

“The challenge in higher education is that there is a bureaucracy where what we do is often governed by regulatory requirements, but they don’t dictate how we do it,” says Bambhrolia. “We are privileged to receive this award in recognition of our team’s dedication and commitment to fostering student success.”

Through their Project Stella initiative, Bambhrolia and his team have developed and deployed over 40 task-specific bots and a new public self-service website with 20 portal features, removing redundancies and eliminating in-person reception of more than 45,000 pages of documents per year in Temple. 17 schools and 44,000 students.

The Temple team continues to raise the bar with the recent successful launch of an industry-leading comprehensive learning package.

More information on the winners and the nomination process is available here.

About the Tambellini Group

The Tambellini group is the first independent research, analysis and technology consulting firm dedicated exclusively to higher education.

Each year, Tambellini Group members benefit from more than 100 unbiased research reports that provide insight and analysis on the changing landscape of higher education technology. With over 20,100 global institutions and over 84,000 technology selections, the Tambellini Group’s proprietary Education Institutions Technology Profile Database is unparalleled in the industry.

Founded in 2001, Tambellini Group is a woman-owned company and a Great Places to Work® certified company for 2021-2022.

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