Kathy Gates Chief Information Officer, the University of Mississippi (UM)
Kathy Gates served as project manager for UM’s SAP student system implementation. Previously, she worked as a software developer for AT&T Bell Laboratories, as a technical consultant for the Mississippi Center for Supercomputing Research, and as the Director of Academic Computing and Enterprise Applications at UM. She holds M.S. degrees in Mathematics and Computer and Information Science from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Science from the University of Mississippi. In addition to being active in EDUCAUSE, Internet2, and SAP HERUG, Kathy is involved in many initiatives related to technology and higher education. Areas of focus include SOA architectures, mobile computing, and Web applications that interface with SAP. Her underlying objective is always to advance the University’s mission through the smart, innovative use of technology.
A talk radio and cable TV broadcast journalist since 1995, media producer / host Bonnie D. Graham created and launched SAP Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio in Fall 2011. Since then, she has developed 20 additional themed Game-Changers radio series for SAP. On each episode, Bonnie moderates a panel of thought leaders, practitioners, journalists and / or educators from across the business spectrum and the globe, to share timely technology and strategy insights for businesses of all sizes, industries, geographies, and maturities. Bonnie is on the SAP Editorial Experience / News Services team. Follow her programs on Twitter #SAPRadio.
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