A pioneer in data architecture and management in higher education, Scott Thorne is DXtera Institute’s Data and Service Architect. Scott’s principle focus is on the management and integration of data to produce vital information of value to the wider community.
Scott’s extensive career at MIT centered on designing simple, innovative internet-based systems, through data modeling and a collaborative approach – with long-lasting results. His accomplishments include creating one of the earliest and most successful Data Warehouses in Higher Education and leading development of services to solve campus integration issues. Through data modeling, Scott developed a common solution for managing enterprise authorization across most of the Institute’s administrative systems. Scott was the Chief Architect of O.K.I., and a Service Architect on the Kuali Student project and has collaborated with other universities in many community and open source efforts to design and implement service based solutions.
Many of Scott’s projects represented the first of a kind, requiring not only design and implementation, but also extensive community coordination and outreach to bridge the gap between stakeholders, management, community members and developers.