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Lou Rinaldi
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"The companies best positioned to disrupt or even displace the incumbents will develop against four key elements, which consumers increasingly demand: simplify what is complex, increase transparency, offer analytics, and reduce friction."
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Mean time between reorganizations (MTBR) can be calculated as the arithmetic mean (average) time between restructuring of an organization.
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“The relationship between IT and the institution really needs to change if we’re going to use technology to address the fundamental issues that need to be addressed in higher education,” +Susan Grajek said. “Higher education leaders need to not just let their IT leaders do their own thing, help them fund some initiatives, but they really have to understand the potential of IT."
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Dean Ted Snyder has made it his mission to turn Yale's business school into a truly global enterprise. The school's recent rise in the rankings shows that his efforts are starting to pay off.
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Today's CMOs often outrank the #CIO, whose role may be constrained to keeping the infrastructure running at the lowest possible cost instead of bringing strategic value to the organization. Hardly a recipe for success and influence.
colinneagle writes: Who's old enough to remember when the best technology was found at work, while at home we got by with clunky home computers and pokey dial-up modems? Those days are gone, and they don't look like they're ever coming back. Instead, today's IT department is scrambling to deliver te...
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Protecting the facade while intentionally letting the core rot is not a long-term strategy.
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President Obama will focus on high technology next week, announcing efforts to strengthen cybersecurity, prevent identity theft and increase Internet access, the White House said Saturday.
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Yale University Library has received a $3 million award from The Goizueta Foundation to inaugurate a comprehensive initiative in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics education at Ya
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Hiring manager, when asked if there are any internal applicants: “Yeah there’s one guy, but I need him right where he is.” #staffdevelopment
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Few things are more difficult to combat in a professional work environment than a stubborn, hallucinatory imperviousness to reality.
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Applications and Usability Manager
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usability, user experience, SDLC, leadership, sakai, lifecycle management, wordpress, innovation, learning, teaching
Employment
  • Continuity
    Director, Special Projects, 2015 - present
  • Yale University
    Applications and Usability Manager, 2003 - 2015
    I serve as the Applications and Usability Manager for the Academic Project Development at Yale University. The primary function of my Applications Manager role is to lead new solution development and oversee the ongoing modification of existing systems. I am responsible for the end-to-end systems development lifecycle management of Classes*v2, the University's primary learning management system built on the Sakai platform. This strategic planning effort includes the research and analysis of new technologies; user needs assessment, piloting new functional enhancements, stakeholder communications, quality assurance and troubleshooting, gathering of feedback, efficacy analysis, and other related activities. More recently I have also been serving as the de facto IT Service Management lead for Academic IT Solutions. In this capacity I am working to extend the successful SDLC methodologies of Classes*v2 to include the Yale Academic Commons (WordPress) service, as well as engaging in vendor management for commercial products that integrate with AITS services (such as Adobe Connect and Kaltura). My Usability Manager role gives me the opportunity to conduct focus groups and one-on-one interviews with both students and faculty. Partnering with the Academic Project Development's senior designer and instructional technologist, the seeds created by these conversations are nurtured to bear fruit in the form of modernized interfaces and improved user experience. One such effort yielded a new mobile web interface for Classes*v2, which is currently under further refinement as part of an ongoing community engagement to facilitate continuous feedback loops. I also convened the Yale Usability Community of Practice in an effort to bring together like-minded practitioners across campus for regular discussions and case studies.
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Human rosetta stone at the junction of business, academic and technical.
Introduction
A genetic splicing of Atticus Finch and Phil Hartman's "Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer."
Education
  • Albertus Magnus College
    MBA w/Leadership concentration, 2008 - 2010
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