Miloš Topić is Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Digital Officer at Grand Valley State University. As vice president, Topić is the senior technology leader for the university and is responsible for the entire IT portfolio ranging from digital capabilities, infrastructure, security and application management across all of Grand Valley's academic and administrative areas.
Topić joined Grand Valley State University in August 2020 after serving as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Saint Peter's University, where he was responsible for setting the strategic direction and overseeing the day-to-day operations of two divisions, information technology and operations. He has over twenty years of experience in positions of increasing responsibilities focused primarily on technology, innovation, strategy, operations and leadership. His experiences range from startups to Fortune 1000 companies to contributing across multiple public and private universities. Miloš’ responsibilities and experiences have included customer experience; business development and product design; project and portfolio management; information security; network and system engineering as well as programming and web development.
Miloš formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a minor in mathematics; Masters of Science in Information Systems; an MBA and a Ph.D. in Business Administration. His dissertation research was focused on the role of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in leading innovation within higher education. Additionally, Miloš is a frequent speaker on leadership, innovation, and building high-performing teams across a wide range of national professional networks and industries. Finally, Miloš has been advising corporate boards and C-suites on business strategy, digital possibilities, and innovation since 2008.