The Coalition of Higher Education Information Technology Associations (CHEITA) comprises representatives from associations throughout the world that promote the use of information technology in higher education. CHEITA was established in 2011 to share best practice across member associations and, by extension, the individual institutions that make up those associations. It is clear that higher education is now a global business; although individual institutions may be in competition with each other, the operation of IT services within institutions is rarely a differentiator. Consequently, sharing best practices at both an association and individual-institution level to develop more effective and efficient IT services offers real benefits.
Peter Tinson is Executive Director of UCISA, the professional body for Higher Education IT departments and staff in the UK.
As Executive Director Peter is regularly invited to join advisory boards and steering groups in the UK to give the sector viewpoint on particular issues. These perspectives are informed by the UCISA membership, including surveys, case studies and reports. UCISA carries out a number of surveys, allowing its members to benchmark themselves against their peers, now using the Complexity Index to identify comparator institutions.
Vice president (Membership)
Anne Kealley, Dip. Teach, B Bus, Grad. Cert. O&G Engineering, is the CEO of the Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT). Anne is a member of the Organising Committee for the THETA 2017 conference, a proposal reviewer for the EDUCAUSE 2016 conference and a member of the Scientific Community of the EUNIS 2016 Congress.
Vice president (Marketing)
Johan Bergström, Msc Computer Science, is working as an International Business developer for ICT Services and System Development (ITS) – Umeå University. Current Johan is working as the manager of Eunis Research and Analysis Initiative (ERAI). Johan is also a programme committee member the Terena Networking Conference in 2015 and 2016 as well as a Senior Reviewer ERO (Educause Review Online). https://www.linkedin.com/in/johanbergstrom