Assistant Chief Information Officer
Ed Gomes is Assistant CIO with responsibility for providing leadership and coordination across centralized and decentralized service providers to encourage generalization of solutions and use of common tools and standards. He also provides oversight and guidance to the Project Management and Service Management functions, including establishing and directing the overall strategy, direction and operational plans for the consistent application of life cycle, project management, IT service management and other organization-wide methodologies for central IT and other IT campus leaders.
Gomes serves as executive sponsor to DiversifyIT, an ad hoc, volunteer staff-led program, offering guidance and mentorship to the committee leads and others, participating in programming, and aligning its work with the formal efforts of OIT, the Office of Institutional Equity, and Human Resources.
He also serves as the senior associate dean for Trinity College of Arts & Sciences Office of Technology Services (TTS). In that role, Gomes oversees information technology planning, resource allocation, services, and technology integration for 80+ departments, programs and institutes. He also chairs or serves on numerous campus and regional planning committees related to academic technology, technology support and space planning.
Prior to his current role, Gomes served as Head of Information for the Duke University Libraries. In addition, since his arrival to Duke in 1986, he has held technology and research positions in both Duke University and Duke University Health System departments. One of his proudest achievements was the collaborative implementation of one of the first Duke University surplus computer donation programs supporting Durham public schools and non-profits, which developed into a university wide program. He also jointly developed laser surgical methods that resulted in a US patent (US 5267856 A), awarded in 1993.