John Rome, Deputy CIO at Arizona State University

 Arizona, USA

 Champion since 2022

John is an experienced IT leader, educator, consultant and innovator working in higher education and IT. A pioneer in data analytics, he helped build a data warehouse in ASU in the mid 1990s. John also developed his first cloud application in 2010 and has been a fanboy of cloud since. He was also an early adopter of voice technology (including TedX talk) and was instrumental in the opening of the ASU Smart City Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) powered by AWS at ASU’s Skysong campus.

John is a part-time instructor in the ASU W.P. Carey School of Business, teaching cloud foundations (CIS 194) and big data concepts (CIS 415). He holds a degree from Clarke University (Iowa) and an MBA from ASU. He is a two-time recipient of ASU’s President’s Award for Innovation.

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What is the AWS Education Champions Program?

The purpose of the AWS Education Champions program is to recognize, celebrate, and support education leaders driving digital transformation with cloud computing. Through this program AWS helps amplify their stories and voices, as well as supporting their continued innovation with our services. The individuals selected to be part of this community share a mission to transform and advance education, and promote AWS services, solutions, and best practices in education.