David Pike to Oversee Enterprise Architecture for CIO

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David Pike is joining the Office of the CIO on June 15 as its new enterprise architect director. He comes to Ohio State from Nationwide, where he served as director of Information Technology Architecture since 2002.

In that role, Pike has led a team of technology architects in the support of Nationwide's enterprise end-to-end infrastructure. He has over 25 years of diverse experience in strategic and tactical global infrastructure management. In addition to Nationwide, Pike has worked for NCR as director for Global Network Services, and for Federal Express as manager of Telecommunications Planning and Design and project engineer of Network Engineering.

As a member of the CIO's senior leadership team, the enterprise architect will be responsible for defining the CIO's strategic architecture for key components of information technology at the university, and overseeing IT Security. This is a new technology leadership position within the Office of the CIO.

Pike earned his master's degree in technology management from the University of Phoenix in May 2009. He has a bachelor's degree in international engineering management from the University of Memphis, and an associate in electronic engineering from the State Technical Institute at Memphis.

CIO Kathleen Starkoff said Pike will be working closely with the IT community to define an architecture that will optimize our effectiveness and efficiency, while at the same time addressing CIO needs for innovation and agility.

Pike can be reached at pike.58@osu.edu.

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