Universities are facing tighter funding streams and rising student expectations. Improving higher education performance into the future demands that university leaders look for new ways to create a compelling student experience, better employ human and data resources to attract greater funding and donations and embrace technology to drive efficiency of administration, IT and student services. Data and digital are available like never before to unlock resources to provide more value to faculty and students, underpinning the academic and research mission. Higher education institutions are uniquely positioned to influence the workforce of the future and prepare their students for the demands of future employment. Bringing the best to students requires innovative, holistic thinking.