Crague Cook


College Library

2018 Session

Title: What it Means to be an IT Professional at UW-Madison – Continuing the Discussion

Co-Presenters: Laura Grady, Sara Tate-Pederson, Gary De Clute, Sue Weier, Jason Erdmann

Take an active role in shaping what it means to be an IT Professional here at UW-Madison. Participate in this small group report out and interactive session led by the UW IT Professionals steering team. We will be revisiting and brainstorming actionable items from our Guidelines, Best Practices and Advice for IT Professionals living document. This document was created in part from feedback gathered at the “What it Means to be an IT Professional at UW-Madison” held at the November 2016 IT Policy Forum.


Crague Cook has been involved in supporting customer facing technologies in high education institutions for over a decade. In 2013 he became a Technology Operations Specialist, where he assists in managing a large group of student workers, facilitates and maintains partnerships with other campus groups, and strives to improve user experience and access by implementing and supporting innovative technologies for academic use. Some notable implementation projects Crague has been responsible for include a highly utilized 3D printing service, a virtual reality station, and a large-scale deployment of wireless display technology in study rooms and classrooms.