Jim Davis is Vice Provost IT & CTO with broad responsibilities focused on UCLA’s academic research and education mission but building on his past position as Associate Vice Chancellor & CIO. Jim has responsibilities for the Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE), UCLA’s institutional educational technology initiatives, as well as broad accountability for university-wide IT planning and strategic investment in academic and administrative operations and services. Board memberships include the UCLA IS Associates (ISA), an IT Leadership organization comprised of CIOs from 40 companies in Southern California, the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), a national coalition focused on transformations in advanced manufacturing, the Coalition of Academic Scientific Computing, the national coalition of research universities involved with advanced cyber enabled research, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an international organization of manufacturers and the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership program in Southern California (AMP SoCal). Jim is past Chair of the Board of Directors of CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California), the non-profit corporation responsible for network connectivity and services to all higher education and K-12 institutions in the State of California. Jim is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA with expertise in data analysis, decision support, and intelligent systems.