The University of California System (UC) is the premier public research institution with its 10 campuses, five health systems and three national laboratories. Each year it serves more than 240,000 students, conducts billions of dollars of sponsored research, and cares for more than 14 million patients across the state of California.
Tom Andriola joined the University as its Vice President and System Chief Information Officer (CIO) in 2013. He provides leadership across the University working closely with campus and healthcare leaders to explore opportunities for technology and innovation to enhance the UC missions of teaching, research, patient care and public service.
Mr. Andriola brings over 25 years of experience as a global business and technology executive. Those years have been spent in a variety of roles ranging from a business transformation leader for a multi-billion dollar enterprise to a global CIO with staff around the world to being employee #1 of a new business. He brings a wealth of management and leadership experience having lived abroad and run organizations on four continents. Throughout his career he has been a champion of change inside organizations as well as a leader for innovation in the marketplace, having brought first-of-kind solutions to market and led the creation of several new businesses.
Mr. Andriola is active in Higher Education and Healthcare associations and serves on several boards. He is the Managing Chair for the California Tele-health Network, a non-profit serving the State’s medically underserved and safety-net clinics, the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Pacific Research Platform, a consortium of 20 research universities advancing the platform for science funded by the National Science Foundation, and Chair of the External Advisory Board for a collaboration between Cisco Corporation and UCSF on an interoperability platform for healthcare data. He is also a board member for the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) and the Risk Services Software Company.
With his background in technology and innovation, Mr. Andriola maintains relationships with UCSD’s California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, UCSF’s Institute for Computational Health Sciences, UCSF’s Center for Digital Health Innovation, Berkeley’s Haas Business School Executive Education, and the UC Health Center for Health Quality and Innovation. He is a sought-after speaker on a variety of technology topics in Healthcare, Higher Education and the changing role of the CIO.
Mr. Andriola holds a bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University, a master's degree from the University of South Florida, and completed the Stanford Executive program.