Strategic Initiatives

The Strategic Initiatives unit provides vision and leadership to effectively integrate technology into the operations of the University. This unit leads efforts to develop, implement, and communicate services-based strategies that utilize technology. UMIT Strategic Initiatives works closely with University information technology leadership and the University community to shape and implement key IT investments, and to plan strategies aligned with the University's strategic plan, as well as student, employee, and faculty needs.

Communications

  • The Communications team develops, implements, and manages all UMIT organization, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project, and other major project-related internal and external communications, strategies, and plans, as well as the branding and visual identity program. This team develops innovative, strategic, and creative solutions to communications challenges to ensure key messages are effectively shared with all audiences. The team facilitates the flow of information and understanding between all internal and external committees and constituencies across the University, including UMIT and University of Miami leadership. Additionally, the Communications team develops and creates editorial and creative content for all publications and communications, including newsletters, memos, FAQs, talking points, presentations, guides, media relations, etc., and manages marketing materials and content development for communications purposes, including videos, websites, posters, uniforms, etc.

Strategy and Partnerships

  • The Strategy and Partnerships team is made up of Business Analysts that partner with internal and external clients in an effort to guide them through the process of finding solutions that enhance their business processes. The team gathers all the pertinent information required to make an informed decision on the direction that our clients should take when selecting, implementing, or replacing their technology. The team identifies and structure key issues, plans, researches and analyzes activities that generate insight to drive UMIT strategy and performance improvement (strategy); builds relationships with business units to improve alignment between UMIT and their IT strategic direction (partnerships); oversees the UMIT Governance Process to ensure that all the requests for a project are analyzed and approved using clearly defined standards (governance); and identifies strategic opportunities and oversees related business and financial analyses (Business Analysis)​​.