Welcome!

Hi, I’m Bill and this is my personal homepage.

I live with my family in San Francisco– where I love the local institutions, culture and access to the outdoors.

Fort Point near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

I work at UC Berkeley, which is an amazing (sometimes challenging) place. As the University’s Chief Technology Officer and the Director of a department in central IT called Architecture, Platforms and Integration, I get to grapple with some complex problems (as well as some that are pretty simple- but not easy to resolve).

I’m a huge proponent of education and working to make universities run more effectively. We need to use technology to make things work better, faster and with more agility so we can contain the rising costs that leave people in debt and otherwise increase barriers to a good education. My teams and I spend a lot of time thinking about this and playing our small part in helping the University of California operate more efficiently. (See for example, my presentation on how Berkeley must balance access and excellence…)

Feel free to contact me via LinkedIn. (I connect with people I’ve met in-person)

Personal email: ba@billallison.org
Work email: cto@berkeley.edu
Work contact info from UC Berkeley’s directory
PGP: My public key
Twitter: @billallison