About

The Enterprise Transformation includes the Financials, HR, and Enterprise Reporting Programs. Learn more about why these initiatives are important to the Institute and about the supporting leadership behind them.

 

Mission

Our mission is to leverage modern technologies to build 'The Next' platform of innovative solutions that address our business needs across the enterprise (academic, research, and administration) and create a consistent and intuitive user experience with modern technology. Our primary goal is to align our operational objectives with the Institute's priorities. In our relentless pursuit of institutional effectiveness, these transformations will provide users with capabilities to achieve our mission.


Enterprise Transformation Sponsors

The vision of the Financials Transformation was conceived by top leaders of the Institute:

Dr. Rafael Brass

Dr. Rafael L. Bras

Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Chaouki Abdallah

Dr. Chaouki Abdallah

Executive Vice President for Research

Jim Fortner

Jim Fortner

Executive Vice President, Finance & Administation (Interim)

 

The Leadership Committee

The vision of the Financials Transformation was conceived by top leaders of the Institute:

Bonnie Ferri

Bonnie Ferri

Vice Provost of Graduate Education & Faculty Development

Greg Phillips

Greg Phillips

Senior Director Enterprise Resource Planning, Portfolio Director

Jilda Garton

Jilda Garton

Vice President & General Manager of Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Jennifer Herazy

Jennifer Herazy

Chief Administrative Officer for Academic & Research Administration

Sonia Alvarez-Robinson

Sonia Alvarez-Robinson

Executive Director for Strategic Consulting

Sandi Bramblett

Sandi Bramblett

Assistant Vice President Institutional Research & Enterprise Data Management

Jennifer Hubert

Jennifer Hubert

Associate Vice President of IPRM (Interim)

Katie Crawford

Katie Crawford

Senior Director Enterprise Data Management, Portfolio Deputy Director

Emily Howell

Emily Howell

Senior Director, Finance Administration

Steven McLaughlin

Steven McLaughlin

Dean, College of Engineering

Mark Demyanek

Mark Demyanek

Senior Vice President, Administration (Interim)

Kim Harrington

Associate Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

David Bamburowski

Director of Academic & Research Faculty Affairs


Guiding Principles

 

Think Enterprise

  • We recognize the importance of a solution that breaks down current silos and allows for more cross-departmental collaboration and reporting.
  • We seek to design and build a solution that modernizes our processes, systems, technology, and reporting.

Streamline and Standardize Processes

  • We will challenge our current state and embrace the change of building more streamlined and sustainable processes.
  • We will utilize industry-leading business processes as the standard for future state processes.

Minimize Technical Complexities

  • We understand the complexities of Georgia Tech's ecosystems and commit to understanding the technical impact brought on by replacing current systems.
  • We will design and implement an enterprise solution building that utilizes and/or optimizes our talents, tools, and team.
  • We will promote enterprise data management and transparency.
  • We will ensure future capabilities of Georgia Tech's ecosystem leveraging modern and sustainable technologies.

Practice Effective Governance

  • We seek to understand the landscape of other projects across the Institute to ensure prioritization of resources.
  • We will utilize governance across the portfolio to ensure scope and resources are managed.

Communicate, Collaborate, and Share

  • We seek to establish an environment of transparency with the campus community.
  • We recognize the level of organizational transformation and commit to executing a proactive Organizational Readiness strategy.
  • We will seek to communicate frequently and in a variety of formats to alert the Institute of activities, key decisions, and impacts.