Bo Wandschneider became CIO at the University of Toronto in May 2017. A respected IT veteran, Bo has spent 30 years in higher education information technology, first at the University of Guelph and more recently as CIO and Associate Vice Principal, Information Technology, at Queen’s University. His early years included a decade in an academic unit where Bo was embedded in the research enterprise and actively engaged in teaching and learning. These experiences have allowed him to develop a deep appreciation and understanding of the needs of the academic community. Bo led the development of the IT@UofT strategic plan in 2019 and the launch of the IT@UofT Strategic Plan 2020 Annual Report.
A truly collaborative leader, Bo is well known across Canada for the breadth and depth of his knowledge, his desire to build partnerships, and his openness and willingness to share information and expertise with colleagues and staff. A frequent presenter at various professional forums such as Educause and CANHEIT, Bo is known as a visionary thinker and an effective strategist.