Geof joins Oracle from Johns Hopkins University where he served as the Deputy CIO and Associate Vice Provost for Information Technology. Widely recognized as a visionary and tenacious change agent, Geof drove cloud-based CRM implementations across the University, including the creation of a Center of Excellence, and was awarded an innovation grant that funded the development of a novel solution to support research collaboration. He also has deep expertise with cloud migration, having played a key role in JHU’s successful adoption of cloud-based applications and services, bringing tremendous efficiency and agility to the institution. After the institution’s student information system (SIS) was deprecated by its vendor, Geof executed an innovative approach to re-architect the system onto a contemporary technology platform and implement a stand-alone financial aid solution.
Geof’s skills, experience, and vision for digital transformation will bring incredible value to clients across Oracle’s entire product suite for higher education. In this newly created role, Geof will be responsible for helping institutions to use modern digital technologies to enable institutional transformation, ensuring that their journey from on-premise to on-demand SIS delivers the most value. This role will have two key components: first, ensuring that Oracle's global Campus Solutions across 47 countries continue to enjoy success , and second, building the pathways, tools, and community required to help institutions to take an incremental approach to cloud migration for their SIS. Building a practical path to the cloud from Campus Solutions to Student Cloud is a key component of Oracle's overall strategy.