James Choate

Executive Director of Technology Services and ISC Chief Technology Officer
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Jim Choate is Executive Director of Technology Services. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of information technology. Previously, he was ISC’s Executive Director for Administrative System Tools & Technologies. In this role, he established a track record of developing tools, architectures, standards, and programming frameworks to meet the changing and technology-demanding business needs of the Penn community. Before joining ISC, Jim was an IT consultant and software developer.

Jim represents the University of Pennsylvania as a member of the Common Solutions Group (CSG), formerly known as the “Stone Soup Group,” an organization of major research universities that work collaboratively to develop and disseminate common solutions to important IT challenges.

A graduate of West Chester University, Jim earned a M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania.