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Vice Chancellor John M Lutz

John M. Lutz

John M Lutz is vice chancellor for information technology at Vanderbilt University.  As vice chancellor, Lutz is the senior technology leader for the university and he is responsible for the IT infrastructure and application management across all of Vanderbilt’s academic and administrative groups. John is also currently serving as executive IT consultant for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Lutz joined Vanderbilt in April 2013 after serving as president of IBM Canada, where he was responsible for setting the strategic direction and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the IBM organization in Canada.

He started his career with IBM in 1984 after interning at the T.J. Watson Research Center. Over his 29 years at IBM, he held a wide variety of positions including roles as general manager of IBM’s Global Financial Services Sector and as executive assistant to IBM Chairman and CEO, Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. 

A native of southern Ohio, Lutz holds an A.B. magna cum laude, in computer science and linguistics from Harvard.