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May 22, 2021

From supporting the groundbreaking medical researchers of tomorrow to students embarking on the most formative years of their lives, The University of Pennsylvania is creating a platform for innovation that meets the diverse needs of a community of students, researchers, faculty, administrators, and staff.

Josh Beeman, Associate Vice President of Information Technology (AVP) & Associate Chief Information Officer (ACIO) of The University of Pennsylvania spoke with Build Consulting Partner, Kyle Haines, about meeting the needs of stakeholders and how Josh emphasizes taking a customer-centric approach to his work.

With the weather warming up, we moved our Fireside Chat outside! Some of the best conversations are inspired by sitting around the fire and thinking of possibilities and visions – large and small.


Our Fireside Chats are designed for audiences with varied experiences with technology. In this Fireside Chat learn more about how The University of Pennsylvania creates the space for innovation to be nurtured and accelerated for its community.

Joshua Beeman is the Associate Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for IT at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to this role, he was the University of Pennsylvania’s Information Security Officer for eight years. He has been working in IT for over twenty-five years. In addition to Penn, he has worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and as an Information Assurance consultant to the federal government in Washington, D.C. Mr. Beeman has served on Amazon Web Services’ Customer Advisory Board and as the co-chair of the EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) Governance, Risk and Compliance group. In 2018 his Information Security program was awarded a CSO50 award for their work in orchestration and automation. He is a graduate of UCLA and the University of Pennsylvania.