Daniel A. Reed is the senior vice president of Academic Affairs at the University of Utah. He came from the University of Iowa where he served as the vice president for Research and Economic Development. Reed is a former corporate vice president at Microsoft, the founding director of the Renaissance Computing Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was the director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois. Reed’s most recent scholarship has focused on challenges and opportunities related to cloud and edge computing in both academic and corporate research settings. Reed has served on many national committees, including as chair of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee; the steering committee for the National Science Foundation’s Midwest Big Data Hub; the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; and the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee.