April Update

In this issue:

  • Readiness vs. Design
  • Deep Dives and prototyping?
  • Workstream updates and new hires!
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UWFT January Program Update

In this issue:

  • IT Strategy working groups

  • FDM Kickoff meeting

  • Is UWFT the same as FIT?

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UWFT Program Update

December 17, 2018
Check out the latest updates on the UW Finance Transformation program, including new hires and updates on recent workshops. 

 

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UWFT Program Welcomes New AVP

November 19, 2018
Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Ed Loftus will be joining UW as the new Assistant Vice President for Finance Transformation.

Ed is currently Executive Director for Business Planning, Systems and Budget for Bucknell University. Ed led Bucknell’s planning, budgeting, auxiliary operations and administrative systems, and he led Bucknell’s implementation of both Workday Financials and Human and Capital Management. Prior to Bucknell, Ed was Director of Business Initiative Development and Delivery with Prudential Financial-Retirement. Ed holds a bachelor's degree in management from the University of Scranton and an MBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame. He is a certified Project Management Professional and has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Management at University of Scranton.

Please join me in welcoming Ed to the UW.

Brian
 

UWFT Program Update

November 13, 2018
Check out the latest updates on the UW Finance Transformation program, including leadership alignment and governance updates.

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Provost Mark Richards, New EVPFA Executive Sponsor

November 5, 2018
The following message was sent to members of the UWFT Governance Teams:

Dear Colleagues,

I’m pleased to share that our provost, Mark Richards, has agreed to become UWFT’s new Executive Sponsor. In this role, Provost Richards will lead the program sponsors in defining the scope, schedule and budget for this important effort, and help to drive decisions supporting readiness and implementation of this transformation. Provost Richards will also directly involve President Cauce in any issues that require her engagement, particularly with regard to resources across the UW/UWM to support UWFT during this multi-year effort.

Thanks,
Brian

UWFT Program Update 

October 9, 2018
Check out the latest updates on the UW Finance Transformation program, including leadership alignment and governance updates.

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UW Finance Transformation Gains Momentum

(UW-IT Insights Article)

A major, multi-year initiative to replace the University’s legacy financial systems with a modern cloud-based system is gaining momentum, achieving key milestones and staying on track for completing the Readiness Phase by June of 2019.

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UWFT Program Update

August 23, 2018
Check out the latest updates on the UW Finance Transformation program, including the selection of a vendor partner for the Readiness Phase of UWFT.

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UWFT Formally Selects Vendor for Readiness Phase

August 15, 2018

Sent on behalf of Brian McCartan:
Dear Colleagues,
I’m pleased to announce that the University of Washington has formally signed a contract to partner with Deloitte for the remainder of the Readiness Phase of the UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) program.

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