Anne Margulies

Former Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Harvard University

Anne Margulies is the former Vice President and University Chief Information Officer of Harvard University where she was responsible for information technology strategy, policies, and services that support the University’s mission of teaching, learning, and research. Anne led Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) organization, which transformed the IT environment and provided services to 40,000 educators, students, and staff.

Before returning to Harvard—she had been Assistant Provost and Executive Director for Information Systems in the late 1990s—Anne was Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and CIO for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In this capacity she developed and implemented a statewide strategic plan for IT and oversaw consolidation of a vast patchwork of agency IT organizations, operations, data centers, and networks into a coherent statewide structure. Prior to her service with the Commonwealth, Anne was founding Executive Director of MIT OpenCourseWare, MIT’s internationally acclaimed initiative to publish the teaching materials for their entire curriculum openly and freely over the Internet.

Anne currently services as a member of the Board of Directors of Henry Schein, Inc. a global dental and health care solutions and products company and is an Advisor on the National Advanced Cybersecurity Center and the Massachusetts Governor’s Cyber Security Advisory Board.

In 2019 Anne was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Universitat Politecnca de Valencia and in 2015 was selected as the Boston CIO Leader of the Year and inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame.