Kari Robertson is executive director of infrastructure services at University of California Office of the President (UCOP). Kari is responsible for University of California systemwide infrastructure services, supporting 19 campus locations as well as local IT services. At UCOP, she leads a team supporting cloud and on-premises hosting, system administration, database administration, application administration, service management, vendor management, network engineering, automation and 24/7 operations support.
Kari has migrated enterprise workloads to the cloud at three different higher education institutions using both self-managed and managed service provider models, built a cloud center of excellence, and established internal cloud standards, compliance methodologies and cost optimizations. She is the co-chair of the Educause Cloud Computing Community Group serving over 1500 higher education members. Before UCOP, Kari worked at University of California Santa Cruz, University of Arizona, and Harvard University.