Mission and Vision


We empower all Buckeyes to unlock their boundless potential and become catalysts for positive transformation. We see a future where technology seamlessly augments academic experiences, enhances research capabilities, and streamlines administrative processes, fostering an environment of creativity, innovation, and collaboration.



The mission of the Office of Technology and Digital Innovation (OTDI) is to be an innovative partner and strategic resource that advances and enables Ohio State’s Land Grant missions of learning, research, and outreach.


Guiding Principles

Through unwavering dedication to our vision, OTDI will play a pivotal role in transforming the educational experience, advancing research frontiers, and empowering our institution to be a leader in the digital age. These guiding principles underpin our work:

  • Leverage technology to expand what is possible.
  • Collaborate with our partners for success.
  • Advance trust through respect for others and their ideas.
  • Enable innovation by simplifying systems and processes.

IT Pillars

Our team supports the university through fostering success in five key areas:


Our vision is to provide a robust technology foundation that supports a collaborative and inclusive learning environment, enabling knowledge exploration across disciplines and delivery methods. We envision using technology to create a frictionless journey across the learning experience, providing students and faculty with the tools and resources necessary to achieve learning outcomes through developing critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and adaptability to thrive in the digital era.


In research, our vision is to leverage advanced computing and data analytics capabilities to fuel groundbreaking discoveries and solutions that address the complex challenges of our time. We aspire to be a catalyst for interdisciplinary collaborations, fostering an environment where researchers can harness the power of technology to tackle societal issues and contribute to the betterment of our local and global communities.


Our vision extends beyond the confines of our university campus. We aim to actively engage with our local community, forging partnerships with industry, government, and nonprofit organizations to drive regional economic growth and address pressing societal challenges. By leveraging technology, we strive to bridge the digital divide and ensure equal access to educational and technological resources for all community members.

Operational Excellence and Innovation

We strive to streamline processes and enhance operational efficiency through digital transformation. We aim to leverage emerging technologies to simplify administrative tasks, improve communication and collaboration, and ensure the secure management of data. We free up valuable time and resources through reinvention and continuous improvement, enabling faculty and staff to focus on their core mission of learning, research, and outreach.

Community of Belonging

In pursuit of our vision, we remain committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment that unleashes the potential of all individuals. We prioritize the ethical and responsible use of technology, ensuring data privacy, security, and integrity while promoting digital literacy and ethical practices across our university community.