Ravi Pendse is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Brown University. He has extensive experience in technology leadership, ERP projects, change management, network design and security, digital classroom design, and library systems. He is also a Professor of Practice in Computer Science and Engineering. He is a Brown University Cisco Fellow and Senior member of IEEE. He received his BSEE degree from Osmania University and PhD degree from Wichita State University in 1994. He serves on the higher education advisory group at Microsoft and on the board of High Touch Technologies. He has great interest in entrepreneurship and is working with several Brown students to assist them in various entrepreneurial initiatives in the technology space. He is very passionate about the future of technology and its impact on higher education. He loves to shares ideas in the field of technology and leadership. He has won numerous awards for innovative and outstanding teaching.