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Thomas Delaney
 
Thomas Delaney is Vice President of Global Technology and Chief Global Technology Officer at New York University. Tom is responsible for global technology strategy across NYU’s functional areas and coordinates the university’s IT operations across the international sites.
 
Tom brings a background in both academic and corporate IT to the role. He previously served as Associate Dean of Technology and Chief Information Officer at the New York University School of Law. Under his leadership, NYU Law was named the top technology law school in the United States by preLaw Magazine. Prior to working in academia, he founded an international software company in the document assembly space, consulted globally on engineering document management, and served as Chief Information Officer for a consortium of companies in the retail and distribution sectors.
 
Tom serves on a number of international corporate advisory councils and is a frequent speaker on innovation, technology and global higher education. He holds several U.S. patents for telecommunications products, and was named a Premier IT 100 leader by Computerworld. Tom has an MS and a BS in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer.
 
Abstract: "Community-Based Research Through Open R&E Exchanges: A New York University Perspective"
 
New York University began a transformation process seven years ago to become a globally-based research university.  Half a decade later, NYU operates on 6 continents, with three degree-granting portals and 13 additional study away locations across the globe.
 
NYU's researchers indicated that it wished to collaborate not just with NYU partners across the globe, but also with other research universities.   Thus evolved a global community of practice, developed largely through the cooperation of globally-minded universities and the national research networks throughout the world. 
 
Tom will describe the formation and operation of Research & Education (R&E) co-location facilities that are strategically placed around the world to facilitate research collaboration, and the impact of that this evolving infrastructure has had on our global R&E community of practice whose collaboration is no longer constrained by campus or national borders. 
 
Tom will spotlight the achievements of the global R&E community in far-ranging areas such as medicine, energy, climate, and security.