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The UWFT Operating Model: navigating where and how we’ll do our work

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Chief of Staff and Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Office of the President & Provost; Program Sponsor, UW Finance Transformation

July 20, 2022

Four months ago, my husband and I decided to move our family onto our 42’ sailboat, Frances. After two years of pandemic “house arrest,” I wanted to breathe fresh air and fix a daily gaze on the horizon. When we finally let our families and work colleagues know about our plans, everyone had a similar version of the same question — “Wow, what a change! How are you going to manage two...

UWFT VOICES: Andreas Bohman, Vice President, UW-IT & CIO; Program Sponsor, UW Finance Transformation

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UW Finance Transformation

Becoming a better leader through selfless service and active listening

June 22, 2022

Andreas Bohman has more than 20 years of technology, security and operations leadership experience. He served as the chief information security officer, chief information officer and, most recently, vice president of operations at Central Washington University. Bohman...

Opportunity and Excitement: My UWFT change story

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Dean, College of Engineering; Program Sponsor, UW Finance Transformation

February 17, 2022

Dr. Nancy Allbritton joined the University of Washington (UW) as the Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering in November 2019 where she provides leadership to over 279 faculty and more than 8,000 students. An internationally-renowned researcher and inventor – with 43 issued and pending patents – Albritton also holds an appointment in the UW Department of Bioengineering. Her lab focuses on new technologies for...

UW Finance Transformation remains a core institutional priority in 2022

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Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

January 13th, 2022

In less than 18 months, UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) will go live and begin to transform our fragmented and out-of-date finance policies, processes and systems. This work is vital so that we can advance our University’s public mission of education, discovery, community service and patient care. 

This new infrastructure, set to launch in July 2023, will enable us to make real-time, well-informed and...

Paused, recalibrated…then full-steam ahead in 2021

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Executive Director, UW Finance Transformation

December 15, 2021

As we approach the end of 2021, looking back at this time last year  -- December 2020 -- we were all in waiting mode. The COVID-19 vaccine was starting to be administered. We had hopes of resuming leisure travel, reopening businesses and returning to campus. Within UW Finance Transformation (UWFT), the program also took a moment and decided to insert a new stage --...

UWFT VOICES: Gail Rogers, Technical Pillar Lead, UW Finance Transformation

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UW Finance Transformation

The Dauntless Spirit Driving UWFT's Technical Pillar

October 19, 2021

Gail Rogers brings many years of senior-level success in building strong, cohesive teams to achieve business and IT strategic goals and deliver complex, large-scale technology solutions. She has experience across several industries and technologies including SAP, Oracle, geographic information systems and business intelligence. Gail joined the...

Nearing final decisions on UWFT Architect Validation and operating model

March 17th, 2021

By: Brian McCartan, Vice President for Finance
      Aaron Powell, Vice President for UW Information
      Technology and CIO

 
Most of you have already heard about the reassessment of the UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) program that started back in October 2020. We named this five-month period the Architect Validation stage (AVS). The objective of AVS is to...

The progress and ponderance of 2020

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Vice President of Finance

December 15, 2020

Here we are, nearing the end of 2020 --by anyone’s standards, a year unlike most in our lifetimes. As we close it out, let’s look back at the progress the UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) program has made during this unprecedented time — working almost entirely virtually — and acknowledge our current point in time as we take a moment to ponder, assess and validate the next steps needed to best move the program...