M. LEWIS TEMARES
VP/CIO Emeritus, Information Technology
University of Miami
Years as CIO: 25 (ret. 2011, still active with the university)
Big project: Financial software deployment
Phone: Six-button deskset
Number of PCs: 0 (there were six terminals connected to a Univac)
Number of laptops: 0
Big project: Reorganization of the IT department by function
Number of PCs: 10,000
Number of laptops: 2,500
Biggest change in the industry: Personal computers. "Other CIOs were worried about losing control, and I was saying it was great because we wouldn't need typists anymore."
Advice to new hires: You were born with two ears and one mouth for a reason: Listen before you talk.