Chris Richardson is the Deputy CIO of IT Development, Mobility and Smart Cities at Arizona State University, recently recognized as #1 in the US for Innovation for the fifth consecutive year.
Mr. Richardson and his team are responsible for leading the strategy, new functionality, and maintenance of a number of Enterprise applications across the diverse landscape of ASU.
Much of this portfolio’s evolution through digital transformation is radically changing the relationship and user experience with various stakeholders in the University ecosystem. Some of the most dramatic changes are the rapid shift to a cloud first architecture as well as the ASU Mobile App, whose app technology is some of the most contemporary in any industry and often highlighted by Amazon Web Services. Chris’ vision for the app extends beyond ASU, and he has been the driving force behind commercialization efforts into Higher Education, Cities, and States as vertical markets.