Title Chief Information Officer

Ronald S. Chandler is the Chief Information Officer at Harvard Business School (HBS). Ron oversees a diverse group of IT professionals committed to helping advance the teaching, learning, and research mission of HBS. Under Ron’s supervision the HBS IT teams manage a wide array of technical areas to help faculty, students, staff and participants meet their goals including, application and web development, database services, IT support services, IT security, network & infrastructure, quality assurance, project management, teaching & learning technologies, and the associated business operations (HR, Finance, etc.) processes that support the organization.

Ron works collaboratively with HBS leadership to set the IT strategy for the School; and with his team to deliver on that strategy. Their priority is to help digitally transform Harvard Business School by providing easy-to-use, sustainable tools and services.

Prior to joining HBS, Ron was Chief Information Officer at the UCLA Anderson School of Management (ASOM). In this role he focused on taking teaching and research to the next level while at the same time supporting the optimization of ASOM IT operations. Ron was also the founding Managing Principal of NM Advisors, a firm that provides technology strategy and change management leadership for senior executives across many industries. Ron was previously an Avionics reliability design engineer for the F-16 fighter aircraft at General Dynamics.

He has more than 25 years of experience in corporate and technology strategic planning, systems and project management across various industries.

An active Advisory Board member of Intel Corporation’s Education organization, WGBH Boston and several other High Technology companies, Ron enjoys influencing the design and use of technology in education. He serves on numerous advisory councils and has been recognized as a Computerworld Magazine’s Top 100 CIOs, a finalist in Evanta’s Global CIO Top 10 Breakaway leaders and as one of the Big Ten Most Influential People in Technology and Learning magazine.

He graduated from the prestigious Brooklyn Technical High School, received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Southern University and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.