The Center generates and disseminates knowledge that helps businesses, governments and society leverage the possibilities enabled by emerging digital technologies. 

Our Mission

To become a vital center of influence, advancing the competitiveness and productivity of business in the digital economy. 

Digital Transformation at a Crossroads

Founding Director Vijay Gurbaxani's perspective on digital transformation in 2018.

2018 Road to Reinvention Conference

R2R is the premier conference that explores critical issues senior executives must consider as they lead their company’s reinvention journey.

Faculty Director

Vijay Gurbaxani

Vijay Gurbaxani is the Taco Bell Endowed Professor of Information Systems and Computer Science and Director of the Center for Digital Transformation (CDT) at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business. His research, teaching and consulting interests are at the nexus of business strategy and information technology (IT). He focuses on analyzing how emerging information technologies enable business model innovation; on developing and evaluating business-driven strategies for the sourcing of information services; and on valuing IT investment. His approach is distinctive in its use of economic principles as the lens with which to analyze strategic management questions.

Advisory Board

Mike Aghajanian
President and CEO (retired)
PRTM Management Consultants

Kiva Allgood
Chief Commercial Development Officer 
GE Ventures

Susan Doniz 
Group CIO


Suren Dutia 
Senior Fellow 
Kauffman Foundation


Allen Fazio 
Houlihan Lokey

Adam Fingersh
SVP, Head of Operations
Experian North American

John Gantz
Senior Vice President

Martin Giles (Senior Industry Fellow)
San Francisco Bureau Chief 
MIT Technology Review

Shivbir Grewal
Co-Founder and Managing Member
Auctus Global Capital Group

Lynn Hemans
VP, Customer Data & Business Intelligence
Taco Bell

Julie Hill 
Founder and Owner 
The Hill Company

Peter Hinssen (Senior Industry Fellow) 
Chairman & Co-founder

Donald Jones 
Chief Digital Officer, Scripps 
Translational Science Institute

Allan Lubitz 
Ex-officio Member
SVP & CIO, Mercury General Corp (Retired)

Jeff Margolis 
President, Margolis Enterprises 
Chairman & CEO, WellTok

Vijay Parikh 
Managing Principal, US & Europe 
Global Catalyst Partners

Phil Potloff 
Head of Enterprise Strategy
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Kalpana Ramakrishnan 

Ashwin Rangan 
Chief Innovation & Information Officer 

Shankar Rao
Shadowbrook Systems

Rebecca Scholl 
VP, Digital Innovation
Genpact Digital

Julie Sokol 
SVP, Information Technology 
The Irvine Company

Julie St. John 
CIO & President of IT Group and 
Investment Operations 
The Capital Group Companies

Dawn Trautman 
EVP, Life Insurance Division 
Pacific Life Insurance Company

Srinivas Velamoor 
McKinsey & Company

Ken Venner 
Former CIO 

Dr. Nicholas Vitalari (Senior Research Fellow) 
CEO & Founder 
Elasticity Labs

Bob Zukis 
CEO & Founder, Digital Directors Network
Social Inc.

Industry Fellows

Martin Giles
Senior Industry Fellow
San Francisco Bureau Chief, MIT Technology Review

Peter Hinssen
Senior Industry Fellow
Chairman & Co-founder, nexxworks

Allan Lubitz
Senior Industry Fellow 
SVP & CIO, Mercury General Corp (Retired)

Commencement 2019

6.17.19 · 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bren Events Center

"This was a really outstanding event, and sets the stage for tackling a critical societal challenge – Digital Transformation.”

Joseph Pucciarelli, Group VP & IT Executive Advisor, IDC