Former Vice President and Chief Information Officer, 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 supported the university’s mission of teaching, learning and research. She led the 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 the Assistant Provost and Executive Director for Information Systems in the late 1990s), she was the 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, she was the 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.
Ms. Margulies currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Henry Schein, Inc., a global dental and healthcare 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, Ms. Margulies was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Universitat Politécnica de Valencia and in 2015 was selected as the Boston CIO Leader of the Year and inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame.