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Christine Fitzpatrick

Last modified: Friday, January 9, 2004

Michael McRobbie voted national "IT Leader"

Michael McRobbie, Indiana University vice president for information technology and chief information officer, has been named one of Computerworld magazine's 2004 "Premier 100 IT Leaders."

The annual list, traditionally published in the magazine's first issue of the year, honors individuals who are judged to be among the top information technology (IT) strategists in the United States.

McRobbie, who also holds a second vice presidency in research at Indiana University, was one of six leaders chosen from the academic sector. McRobbie joins vice presidents and CIOs from financial corporations such as Bank One, American Express, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs and from technology organizations that include Sun Microsystems, Novell, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks and Palm.

From a pool of 598 candidates, Computerworld editors and a panel of 10 former winners of the Premier 100 IT Leaders award chose 100 individuals who "use their wit and fortitude to keep their staffs and companies headed in the right direction," according to the magazine. This year's honorees oversee IT budgets ranging from $100,000 to more than $1 billion.

McRobbie is a professor of computer science, informatics and philosophy, and an adjunct professor of cognitive science and information science at IU Bloomington. He is also a professor of computer technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. McRobbie has chaired or been a member of advisory committees serving the National Science Foundation, Internet2, the University Consortium for Advanced Internet Development and other state and national organizations.

To speak with McRobbie, contact Christine Fitzpatrick at 317-278-1818 or