Michael Batty (PhD in Education,University of Colorado at Denver) is the Academic Director and Assistant teaching professor for the Information and Communications Technology Program. He has over 30 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry and more than six years in telecommunications, education, and banking consulting.
During his 30+ years in the telecommunications industry (mostly at US West—now Century Link), Michael held many positions; including Systems Programmer, Software Engineering Manager, and Director of Central Office Collocation Planning. Michael worked on many exciting projects including migrating an old Data Center to a new Data Center (with new computers), installing the first in-house Ethernet network for Unix minicomputers in one US West Data Center, implementing a software configuration management solution, and leading a team to solve a collocation planning problem in Central Offices at US West. After retiring from US West, Michael returned to school to receive a doctorate and worked project and process consultant in the education, telecommunications, and banking industries. During one of his consulting engagements, Michael was asked to be the Interim Chief Information Officer for a bank that was undergoing change.