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Opinder Bawa, Vice President of IT & CIO at University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

Opinder Bawa is the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where he is responsible for institution-wide technology and innovation advancement.

Before his current appointment, Opinder was the CTO at UCSF and CIO at the UCSF School of Medicine. In these roles, he provided leadership in technology, innovation, planning, and delivery of solutions and services across research, education, and patient care.

Opinder is well known in Silicon Valley for building high quality technology teams, providing meaningful vision, and creating widely recognized products. Throughout the course of his career, he has developed award-winning service organizations, known for innovation, domain expertise, and customer satisfaction. He has more than 20 years of experience in business solutions, client engagement, information technology, innovation, and business development.

Prior to joining UCSF, Opinder held other executive roles, including CTO at Boston City Hospital and Senior Vice President at The SCO Group, where he led their worldwide software product lines and customer services.

Opinder’s career also includes leadership and technical roles at Acta Technology, 3Com Corporation, Citibank, Toshiba, IBM, and Metaphor. He has been a board member and seed investor for several technology startups, including ESapio, eTrons, netERP, QVR Corporation, and ValuStream.

Opinder holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from City University of New York and an executive master’s degree in Business and Information Technology from the University of Phoenix.

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