Tom Andriola

Tom Andriola

University of California-Irvine named Tom Andriola its vice chancellor of information technology and data, a new position.

Andriola was previously vice president and chief information officer for the UC System and CIO for UC Health, in the office of the system’s president.

The UC system has nine campuses with undergraduate and graduate degrees and one that is graduate or professional only. His work included overseeing 8,000 IT employees and creating system-wide data collection and storage for 16 million patients.

The move underscores the school’s tech focus: it incubates and accelerates technology and companies, including in its UCI Beall Applied Innovation, under Richard Sudek, and runs a Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute, under Bryan Cunningham.