Vince Kellen

Vince Kellen is the Chief Information Officer of the University of Kentucky, one of the top comprehensive research universities in the country. Mr. Kellen brings a rare combination of business, academic and IT architecture experience to his role, with a focus on transformational leadership within IT. Mr. Kellen is a senior analyst with the leading IT industry think-tank, Cutter Consortium, where writes on business and IT strategy. Mr. Kellen also speaks nationally and international on IT strategy topics.  Since 1998, he has served as a faculty member and has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on IT and strategy, enterprise architecture and information systems. In his CIO role, Mr. Kellen leads a staff of 250 supporting 28,000 students, 18 colleges and 13,000 employees and manages the planning of and support for enterprise software, academic and research computing, data centers, cloud services and regional network architecture. Mr. Kellen serves on advisory boards to top IT companies including Dell, AT&T, Apple and Blackboard and co-hosts with IT futurist Thornton May, a regional Kentucky CIO forum called The CIO Practicum. Mr. Kellen is a recipient of the coveted CIO Magazine Top 100 award in 2007, author of four books on database technology and more author of more than 200 articles and presentation on IT and business strategy topics.