Vancouver Island University (VIU) is currently undertaking a strategic project to replace its legacy Finance, Human Resources, Payroll, and Student systems with cloud solutions provided by Unit4. Building on the session presented last year, this session will describe the first 18 months of implementation, including lessons learned and the factors that are contributing to its successful progress. The presentation will include discussion of the following:

  • Preparing the Project Team 
  • Project Implementation Progress 
  • Budget tracking: Earned Value Analysis 
  • Change management and communication 
  • Lessons learned along the way


Andrew Speed

Co-CIO & Director Enterprise Systems, Vancouver Island University


Elfie Smith

Chief Transformation Director, Vancouver Island University


Shelley Legin

Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President Administration, Vancouver Island University