Curt Carver

Curt Carver
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Curtis A. Carver Jr., Ph.D. is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In this role servant leader and enabler of others, he leads a team of dedicated professionals focused on providing solution to the UAB through world-class IT with a focus on innovation, agility and cost efficiency. Previously he was the vice chancellor and chief information officer for the Board of Regents of University System of Georgia, he oversaw a statewide educational infrastructure and service organization with more than 190 innovators and more than $75 million annual investment in higher education. He also provided technical oversight of the USG Shared Services Center. Dr. Carver has led the transformation of IT services by partnering with USG business owners, institutions, and other state agencies to jointly solve problems.

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How the pandemic revealed opportunities to innovate

Some artificial fears and barriers that organizations faced around technology adoption before the pandemic are gone. This offers new...

How CIOs can emerge from the pandemic with a competitive advantage

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How we're turning disruption into innovation at UAB

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How a culture of learning can increase performance in IT

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Investing in professional enrichment keeps your organization nimble and innovative. UAB CIO Curt Carver shares how he prioritizes a...

How to create an IT strategic plan that delights 

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Customer stories, not technology, should star in your IT strategic plan. Map out those stories – prioritizing the customer...

How we use AI to help college students succeed

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AI agents now serve as personal assistants for faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. We call them...

Creating world-class IT functionality takes teamwork

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As we provided new value for the university's athletic department, the whole experience created positive effects on my IT...

How UAB CIO made revenue-generation IT's job

Curt Carver aligned his IT organization with three money-making areas of the university – and it's paying off

How to crowdsource your way to success as an IT leader

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100 wins in your first 100 days as CIO? Curt Carver beat that goal - and learned much about collaborative leadership

A CIO's advice: 3 ways to empower innovators

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How to inspire and make way for innovation


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IT talent: How to recruit the class of 2017

In the ongoing war for tech talent, CIOs want to recruit the next generation of IT professionals – those...

12 tips to survive the IT talent crisis

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Enterprisers Project 3-year anniversary: A look back at top articles and what's changed for CIOs

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4 IT leaders discuss how they're overcoming their toughest IT talent challenges

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Six creative ways to retain IT talent

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