Expert Partners

CSSD's Expert Partners program is a key channel for CSSD to communicate and interact with information technology professionals working in departments and business units throughout the University. Monthly meetings cover topics of common interest such as security, new technology services, networking issues, and system upgrades.

Quarterly presentations from the technology community are interspersed with monthly roundtable discussions. These collaborative discussions are moderated by CSSD managers and staff and provide Expert Partners with the opportunity to meet, address common issues, and hear about CSSD services. Feedback gained from these discussions and from Expert Partners surveys is invaluable to planning, implementing, and managing the quality of CSSD's services, as well as planning future Expert Partners events.

The Expert Partners portal community at My Pitt ( provides members with various resources and detailed information concerning services. Any staff member who supports information technology services for a University department, school, or business unit is welcome to join. To register, please submit an online help request.