James D. Bruce is a consultant to academia and industry, who for the past eight years, has served as a senior con- sultant for the IT Leaders Program delivered by MOR Associates to some 25 U.S. research-focused universities. Dr. Bruce has helped design and facilitate the workshop sessions for this highly regarded leadership development program as well as coach IT leaders across the country including participants from Stanford University, to University of Chicago, to the University of Wisconsin, to New York University.
From 1987 to 2003, Dr. Bruce was Vice President for Information Systems and Chief Information Officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is currently Profoessor of Electrical Engineering Emeritus. As CIO, Professor Bruce was responsible for directing the evolution, integration, and effective use of computing and communications resources throughout MIT.
In the early 1990s, Professor Bruce was a founder of NEARnet, the first academic and research, IP-based network for the New England states. From 1999 to 2002, he chaired the Network Planning and Policy Advisory Committee for Internet2, and was a member of the Board of Trustees for the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development. He has also served on a number of IT corporate advisory boards and committees. Today, he is thoroughly enjoying this chapter in his on-going association with IT as he has an opportunity to influence the skills and competencies the next generation of IT Leaders will have to successfully address this ever-changing environment.