Information Services and Technology

Meet the Team

Lyle Nevels, Assistant Vice Chancellor for IT and Deputy CIO - OCIOLyle Nevels

Assistant Vice Chancellor for IT and Deputy Chief Information Officer - OCIO

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In his role as Deputy CIO, Lyle is responsible for partnering with the campus community to develop comprehensive, cost-effective strategies for deploying and supporting innovative technologies that advance the teaching, research and public service mission of UC Berkeley. 

Lyle joined Berkeley in 2008 as the Haas School of Business’ first Chief Information Officer, and prior to stepping into his current role, he held the position of Interim Associate Vice Chancellor – IT and Chief Information Officer for Berkeley. Before joining UC Berkeley, Lyle held senior-level IT positions in the private sector, including: Chief Information Officer at First Franklin (a subsidiary of Merrill Lynch), Vice President of IT and Operations at DigitalThink, Director of Customer Satisfaction Center at Autodesk, and 13 years at Apple in several senior leadership roles. 

Information Services and Technology (IST)

IST is the operational arm of the CIO’s team and UC Berkeley’s central IT service organization providing IT services, systems, and support to a diverse group of campus and UC system stakeholders from the following departments:

  • Administrative IT Solutions provides application systems development and best practices for enterprise and unit-specific application software in support of administrative functions, academic functions, and public service.
  • Architecture, Platforms and Integration (API) works with individual customers and departments to meet customer needs, providing expert assistance and service management. 
  • Athletics provides IT support for intercollegiate athletics.
  • Data and Platform Services  provides database, system and cloud administration services for campus.
  • Enterprise Data provides enterprise data warehouse services for the campus.
  • Infrastructure Services and Telecommunications provides core infrastructure technology services to the campus, a common, reliable, standards-based technical environment, and cyber-infrastructure for research and education. We also provide voice and data services for the campus which includes wired data ports, Wi-Fi, desk phones and cellular service.
  • Student Affairs IT (SAIT) provides technology leadership and support to the Division of Student Affairs; technical support, education, and hands-on learning and leadership opportunities for students; and student advocacy and engagement in campus technology development.
  • University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) IT has a dotted reporting line to IST. UDAR IT supports the operation of UC Berkeley advancement by managing the Cal Advancement Data Systems (CADS), the University’s donor and alumni database, and providing the infrastructure necessary for conducting marketing and communication, fundraising, and donor and gift stewardship with the campus’s various constituents. We accomplish these goals by providing and maintaining an integrated ecosystem of information delivery and database management systems.