John Rome is the Deputy CIO and Business Intelligence Strategist at Arizona State University (ASU). He is an experienced IT leader, educator, consultant, technologist and innovator with a long history of working in higher education. John is a pioneer of data warehousing in higher education, building ASU's data warehouse in the early 1990’s. He is also an instructor in the ASU W.P. Carey School of Business, teaching a big data course. His areas of expertise include information technology strategy, analytics/business intelligence, data governance, organization development, program management, big data, public cloud development and deployment, and most recently, voice-enabled interfaces. His special interests include student mentoring and learning science. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clarke University (Iowa) and a MBA from Arizona State University and is a two-time recipient of ASU’s President’s Award for Innovation.