Vijay Thiruvengadam

Information Quest

Vijay ThiruvengadamVijay is the Executive Director for Information Quest. He is responsible for providing vision, strategy, and leadership for data collection, integration, analysis, and decision support at the University. Working in close partnership with the Library, Digital Education and Innovation, Advanced Research Computing, and academic and administrative units, he will advance the University's data collection and management efforts.

Prior to working at the university, Vijay worked as the big-data and business intelligence program director and lead architect at the University of Texas-Austin. He was responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the Business Intelligence and Data warehousing Group and for all human and technical resource managerial responsibilities associated with its five functional areas: Business Intelligence Competency Center, Data Acquisition, Information Asset Management, Analytics and Reporting. His duties consisted of executing vision through the design and oversight of an enterprise-wide data warehouse, the development, deployment, and adoption of business intelligence and reporting tools; and the delivery of reporting and analytical solutions to key stakeholders, as well as defining the needs of key stakeholders as they relate to information reporting, analysis, and distribution, and then using the resources of the Business Intelligence Group to deliver solutions that met or exceeded expectations.

Vijay began his career as an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) engineer for a large automobile industry in India with a primary focus on data and Total Quality Management (TQM). Throughout his career thus far, he has been named winner of the innovative leadership award from Center for Digital Government along with the winner of several employee excellence awards at the University of Texas.

Vijay served as the Executive Board Member of Higher Education Data Warehousing Forum (HEDW) for five years and has been the HEDW Conference Chair for two years.

Vijay holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, a Master of Business Administration in Operations Management from Indira Gandhi National Open University in New Delhi, India, a certificate in Information Management Software and Administrator, and a certificate in Oracle Certified Professional.

Vijay and his wife, Raji, have two beautiful children. Their daughter, Adithi, is 12 years old and their son, Arjun, is 7 years old. Vijay's hobbies include photography, driving, reading books, and listening to various types of international music.