The UTO Source: Modern workforces, digital trust and milestones
July 2021 Edition
July at UTO was full of events that brought practical, forward-thinking insights to how we can work and innovate with technology. Our latest edition of <The UTO Source> collects stories that illustrate those event outputs, as well as the progress of a modern workforce and achievements at UTO and its partners.
Teams and contributors across UTO were invited to submit for the latest Culture Check-in this past spring as a way to reflect on the organizational culture in light of UTO 2.1. Among the priorities and goals outlined in this new model was a conscious focus on stakeholder voice and more.
Aspiring to revise and reconstruct the ASU IT Governance approach, the University Technology Office, in partnership with IT and business leaders across the ASU Enterprise, has created a new framework outlining a fresh governance model with culture, collaboration and community at its core.
A diverse group of partners and organizations from across Arizona spearheaded by Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates — including the Institute for Digital Progress, Arizona State University, Arizona Commerce Authority and the Sun Corridor Network — hosted a series of four Lighting Up the Future events over the past two months.
From June 15-17, digital trust leaders, changemakers, students, faculty and technologists gathered virtually to shape the future of data privacy, cybersecurity and learner empowerment at ASU’s Digital Trust Summit.
UTO’s By The Numbers publication — a tool to tell our story — illuminates the successes, challenges and changes encountered this year. To measure our progress, data percentages were calculated based on April 1 - July 1, 2020 vs. April 1 - July 1, 2021.
It comes as a great honor that ASU’s Smart City Cloud Innovation Center, powered by AWS, has been named a winner of the IDC Government Insights’ fourth annual Smart Cities North America Awards. The awards recognize the "most innovative and forward-thinking municipalities across North America.”
During ASU’s 2021 Digital Trust Summit earlier this month, attendees had the unique opportunity to speak with the event’s co-conveners, community partner and host institution to learn what professional digital trust skills of the future are valuable at their organizations.
Culture in action
Every month, a whole host of events promoting a positive culture within and beyond UTO take place, including activies that promote health and wellness, giving back and professional development. This is just a short summary of some of the work that has made UTO culture better every day, a summary that will make its way into <The UTO Source> every month.
- UTO Family Town Hall - The monthly gathering of the UTO family reviewed accomplishments through the lens of "By the Numbers," in addition to sharing updates on UTO's mission to embody a modern workforce.
- CoMotiv/UTO Unlimited Leadership Coaching Open House - UTO collaborated with unlimited leadership coaching company CoMotiv to share answers to questions like "What is coaching?" and "How can coaches help?"
- LX Design Back to Basic Essentials, Refresh, and Repurpose Series - UTO's Learning Experience team holds weekly workshops to bring their technical and philosophical design knowledge to faculty members across the university.
- Data and Donuts - UTO's Data and Analytics experts share their insights into trends, techniques and tools to better leverage the vast amount of information at our disposal.
Thank you for reading! <The UTO Source> will highlight UTO stories every month, showcasing the incredible work being done for the University and, most importantly, the people who do that work. Stay up to date by following UTO on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. And if you'd like to submit your own UTO story idea, fill out our story submission form!