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ORU Honored for Innovations in IT



IDG’s CIO has announced Oral Roberts University as a recipient of the 2018 CIO 100. The 31st annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

ORU has designed a world-class education network center that allows its trademarked “ORU Geovision Technology” to reach every citizen in the world. This comprehensive center, accomplished with the help of Carousel Industries and Ellucian, has empowered faculty, staff, and students to re-imagine the ways in which education can be distributed. ORU has truly digitized curriculum for the 21st century and made it available through augmented reality, virtually reality, avatars, teleportation, and speed-of-light delivery of our award-winning Whole Person curriculum.

“Winning the CIO 100 is every CIO’s dream come true,” says Michael Mathews, ORU’s associate vice president of technology and innovation. “To be recognized at this level is an incredible statement that Oral Roberts University and the entire technology team, with our award-winning vendors like Carousel Industries and Ellucian, are truly world-class.  With just four universities and colleges named as CIO 100 Award winners, I am proud to say that ORU has one of the most visionary teams in higher education. I am pleased to work alongside the entire executive team and information technology team at ORU to reach the heights that three years ago were just a dream.”

Award recipients were selected through a three-step process. Companies filled out an online application detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. A team of external judges reviewed the information and then CIO editors reviewed the judges’ recommendations and selected the winners.

Executives from the winning companies will be recognized at The CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held Wednesday evening, August 15, 2018, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

Updated 06-21-2018

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