Gregory came to the University of Waterloo in 2009 after studying and working at Western University. Before joining IST, Gregory worked at Western and Waterloo in student housing and living-learning programs. Since joining IST in 2011, Gregory has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of partners to implement, upgrade, and support information systems across campus. Before his appointment to CIO, Smith advanced throughout his career in the roles of Business Analyst, Manager and then Director, Departmental and Campus Applications (now called Information Systems), where he led a team of over 60 people with a focus on strategic management of the University’s portfolio of information systems, the Web Content Management System, and data platforms.
His keen insights in both business and technology, his passion for post-secondary education, and his focus on campus-wide collaboration to create digital transformation opportunities, has helped Smith achieve an excellent track record of success that has benefitted the entire University.
Gregory holds Honours Business Administration and Masters in Business Administration degrees from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.