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Lin Zhou
SVP and Chief Information Officer, The New School

Dr. Lin Zhou serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at The New School where he is a transformative force at the nexus of technology and education.

The innovative architect behind the university's Quantum Computing Initiative and Innovation Center, Dr. Zhou has propelled the institution into a hub for pioneering research and technological advancement. Furthermore, he has inspired the university community and cultivated a robust organization to continually expand capabilities and capacities. Under his stewardship, customer satisfaction in information technology has soared, more than doubling, as reflected in a significant uptick in Net Promoter Scores.

His innovative efforts have earned him prestigious awards such as the FutureEdge50, QS Reimagine Education, and the CIO100 Awards, demonstrating recognition on national and global levels. Zhou’s leadership journey, from groundbreaking work at IBM Watson Education to influential appearances on international stages, positions him not only as a forward-thinker but also as a futurist actively shaping the possibilities of tomorrow.

In navigating the rapidly evolving technology landscape, Dr. Lin Zhou doesn't simply adapt; he actively shapes it, envisioning a future where the synergy between education and technology unlocks boundless opportunities for human progress.