OISE IT Director
Director, Information Technology
OISE, University of Toronto
Kurt Binnie has held the position of Director, Information Technology, since April 2013.
He is responsible for information systems and information technology. He identifies and communicates the technology implications for strategic goals, and serves as an advocate for the development and use of information technologies to assist the university in fulfilling its teaching, research, and service mission. His responsibilities include operational, strategic and fiscal planning for all aspects of technological innovation, advancement and implementation of information, and communication systems.
Kurt Binnie's experience includes applications development, infrastructure management, telecommunications and software development, both domestically and internationally. He is experienced with and has prudently applied many business and information technology practices.
To provide a high performance information technology department, Kurt focuses on the key attributes of the delivery of quality, appropriate, reliable and affordable technology services. It is important to prioritize technology investments according to the value of the institution, as well as making and meeting the right commitments for its members.
As Information Technology Director for OISE, Kurt Binnie is accountable for applications and infrastructure supporting all OISE functions, including learning management systems, distance learning, student and advancement systems, university system enterprise services, networks, servers and data centers. Current priorities include academic, advancement and research projects, virtualization, project management practice implementation, increase in revenue through research, grant funding and market expansion, and the design of technology-enabled academic facilities.