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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USG IT helps passionate employees collaborate

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Looking to train employees about IT security? Keep it real

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Your next IT star could be a former employee

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It’s always a blow when a valued employee leaves your IT organization. Curt Carver, CIO for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, explains how he tries to turn departures into opportunities.

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Curt Carver has been working with his Human Resources department and mid-level managers to strengthen his recruiting strategy for engaging and attracting top technical talent.

The quickest way to build mini-champions for IT in your organization

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A simple “thank you” can go a long way. I believe in building a culture of collaboration and transparency within the IT organization I serve because it gives everyone the opportunity to be an agent of innovation. Let me give you a small example of this, because I believe it’s something simple that any IT department could implement overnight.


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