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Digital Strategy Committee: Terms of Reference

Information regarding the UCL Digital Strategy Committee's formal powers and responsibilities.

Subject to any general or particular direction that may from time to time be given by the University Management Committee (UMC), the Digital Strategy Committee is charged by UMC:

  1. To maintain a Digital Strategy for UCL, ensuring continued alignment with UCL’s overarching strategy;  
  2. To provide an appropriate governance framework to effectively oversee Digital Strategy and Digital Services across UCL; 
  3. To ensure that technology investment connects to UCL strategy and priorities;
  4. To consider and recommend to UMC the annual Digital Investment programme;
  5. To direct and balance digital, information technology, and cyber security investment at UCL; 
  6. To approve the initiation of the most significant new technology initiatives; 
  7. To understand the implications of wider UCL initiatives on the Technology portfolio; and account for the delivery of benefits of the investment portfolio (annually to UMC), from sign off in business case through to realisation
  8. To ensure the effective coordination and integration of Digital products and services across UCL in ways which achieve good value and provide effective services for the institution;
  9. To bring a strong enterprise focus on Digital Experience and that this is optimised for staff and students; 
  10. To govern Information Security (Cyber) risk setting the UCL risk appetite, monitoring policy compliance and intervening when needed, and sponsoring the Cyber improvement agenda;
  11. To serve as an escalation point for major operational risks or service issues with input from the Service Delivery Board (SDB); 
  12. To refer matters to the UMC or other committees as appropriate;
  13. To recommend major decisions relating to the Digital portfolio to the UMC.