IDG’s Computerworld announced Michele Norin, Chief Information Officer at the University of Arizona, as a 2015 Premier 100 IT Leaders honoree. This year’s Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges.

“The Premier 100 awards program showcases the innovative work of a dedicated group of IT leaders who are using technology to solve business problems in their organizations,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “Every day, these tech-savvy professionals are positioning their organizations for success by mapping IT projects to strategic business initiatives. They also ensure that their departments are set up to quickly enable new ideas, and they balance the need for free and open access to information with concerns about security and compliance. These 100 men and women are using their vast experience in managing people and projects to stay a step ahead. We’re pleased to recognize their leadership and honor their achievements.”

“Michele has demonstrated her strategic leadership of the UA’s IT enterprise by implementing many cutting-edge initiatives that place us years ahead of the pack in higher education,” said Andrew Comrie, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, University of Arizona. “This requires rare foresight and vision as well as a strong team, and I am delighted that her achievements have been recognized through this award.”

Ms. Norinleads and advocates for the development and use of information technology on campus in support of the University’s vision for excellence in research, teaching, outreach, and lifelong learning. She encourages collaboration among central and departmental IT units, champions the use and expansion of IT services to enhance student and academic success, facilitates information sharing within the campus IT community, and has recently developed a new campus IT governance model.

The Premier 100 awards ceremony will be one of the highlights of the AGENDA15 Conference held March 30 – April 1, 2015, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Florida. The Conference, to be attended by more than 300 influential business and senior IT executives, will focus on transforming business for the digital world. (More information available at AGENDA15,