Alberto Zambrano Elizondo, Director of the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon Department of Information Technology represented Mexico in a roundtable within the activities of the 4th Conference of Information and Communication Technologies Directors From Higher Education Institutions (TICAL 2014) that took place on May 26th and 27th at Cancun, Quintana Roo.
The roundtable ‘Government of Information Technology in Higher Education Institutions’ was part of the congress opening activities. Leaders from different Latin America universities discussed about the management of Information Technology (IT) and the problems to implement them within a university.
The moderator was Alberto Torres Gutierrez, Director of Information and Communication Technologies of the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, and participants were:
- Alberto Zambrano, Director of the Department of Information Technology, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
- Luciano Rodrigues Marcelino, Vice-rector of Institutional Development, Universidad do Sul de Santa Catarina, Brasil.
- Ronald Vargas Brenes, Director, Information and Communication Technologies Department, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica.
- Luis Antonio Valenzuela Moreno, Director of the Department of Information Technology, Vice-presidency for Technology Innovation, Development and Transfer, Universidad de Talca, Chile.
Topics as the strategic relevance of IT, the President’s role and his IT team, how to be successful in IT projects and how to adjust the IT strategy with the University global vision, were part of the discussion.
Each participant gave his opinion from his professional perspective and institutional experience, which led to a productive and enriching dialogue by knowing the ways of working in other universities and different countries.
The roundtable was a contribution to the 4th TICAL Conference by the Colegio de las Americas which is part of the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education, Academic Partners of the event.
For further information about the roundtable and the 4th Conference of Information and Communication Technologies Directors From Higher Education Institutions, click on the following link: http://colam.oui-iohe.org/es/gobierno-de-las-ti-en-las-instituciones-de-educacion-superior/