Today we are talking to Joel Hartman, the CIO at the University of Central Florida, and we discuss the multiple dimensions of relationships, advice for how to structure your 1 on 1’s and maximizing your available resources to make informed decisions.

All of this, right here, right now on the Modern CTO Podcast!

About Joel:

Joel Hartman is Vice President for Information Technologies & Resources and Chief Information Officer at the University of Central Florida. As the university’s CIO, he has overall responsibility for Library, computing, networking, telecommunications, and space administration. The CIO develops and implements innovative information technology initiatives and enterprise IT systems in accordance with the university’s mission. 

Hartman was employed by Bradley University from 1967 to 1995, holding several information technology management positions, including CIO. Hartman has been an information technology consultant to both public and private sector organizations and has been active in the development of statewide education and research networks in Illinois and Florida. 

He has served and held offices on numerous state, regional, and national IT committees in areas including public broadcasting, distributed learning, and networking. Hartman graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Journalism and Communications and received his doctorate from the University of Central Florida.

About UCF:

The University of Central Florida is a thriving preeminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando. With more than 66,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the U.S. In addition to its impressive size and strength, UCF is ranked as a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s, as well as one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes. The university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment and opportunities for all students to grow, learn and succeed.

Founded in 1963, UCF and its 13 colleges offer more than 212 degrees from UCF’s main campus, hospitality campus, health sciences campus, online and through its 10 regional locations. The 1,415-acre main campus is 13 miles east of downtown Orlando and adjacent to one of the top research parks in the nation. Regional campuses are located throughout Central Florida and include a fully accredited College of Medicine in the Medical City at Lake Nona. UCF’s fully online programs include bachelor degrees, graduate degrees, graduate certificates and more.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company LeaderBits.io. Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of BeasleyFoundation.org a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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