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Leo de Sousa (American University of Sharjah)

Leo de Sousa
Director of Information Technology

Sharjah,
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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Leo de Sousa, Director of Information Technology, American University of Sharjah

Leo leads a team of 29 IT professionals who deliver technology services to the AUS Community. His current position includes overall responsibility for the delivery of Helpdesk, Telecom, MIS, Systems and Network services as well as the IT Project Management Office.

Leo had responsibility and led the BCIT Enterprise Architecture Strategic Practice at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, since 2004. He will be bringing his extensive experience in EA to the American University of Sharjah to help AUS integrate technology services into teaching, learning, research and the business of higher education.

Under his guidance, EA practices are integrated into the culture of the IT Services team and community at BCIT. Linking EA to Project Management and Change Management allows IT Services to guide, consult and approve technology decisions that support the strategy of BCIT. In 2006, Sungard Higher Education Innovation Services invited Leo as a co-developer and collaborative partner to create an enterprise architecture based, UDC Strategy and Assessment Service. Leo speaks regularly on the topic of Enterprise Architecture in Higher Education and has presented as conferences in Australia (CAUDIT), Canada (AAHEIT and HEITBC) and the United States. Leo taught an Enterprise Architecture course in the Fall of 2007 and writes about EA in Higher Education in his blog http://leodesousa.ca. Leo is married to Dawn and they have a daughter and a son. The de Sousa family home is in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Leo is currently residing in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.

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