Thomas Riebe has been named the chief technology officer at Ivy Tech Community College. He has served as associate vice president of information security and has been interim chief technology officer since January 2019.

As chief technology officer, Riebe will be responsible for planning and leadership of the implementation and improvement of technologies that are aligned with the vision, mission and priorities of the college. Under Riebe’s leadership, the team will build and manage a technology organization with a strong customer and client focus and establish product standards, technical review systems, security procedures and protocols.

“I am looking forward to leveraging my IT experience to improve the student experience and success through data analytics and improved technology,” he said.

As associate vice president of information security, Riebe was a key member of the chief information officer’s executive leadership team. He worked to align statewide IT solutions with Information security best practices. Most notably, he introduced and implemented a comprehensive information security program, built a high-performance security team and managed complex security, regulatory, privacy and risk-related IT issues.

He has been with Ivy Tech since 2003. He started as senior system engineer/Oracle DBA where he served as the primary UNIX/Linux systems administrator and Oracle DBA. His additional roles included manager of applications infrastructure, director of infrastructure services and executive director of statewide IT operations.

“We continually focus on optimizing all steps of the student journey through information technology. The innovative delivery of technology solutions and services is imperative for our students, faculty and staff,” said Ivy Tech chief information officer Matt Etchison. “We are thrilled Thomas is going to serve and lead our team as chief technology officer. Additionally, Thomas’ experience leading the college’s efforts in IT security and risk management has been incredibly insightful and beneficial.”

Prior to his career with Ivy Tech, Riebe held positions at Conseco Capital Management, Carmel, and Bradford Scott Data Corp., Indianapolis.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Ball State University and is a CISSP® (ISC)2® Certified Information Systems security professional. He shares his professional experiences through presentations to Educause and the Indiana Security & Privacy Network, as well as a variety of IT security conferences.