Professor Katie Gray is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer and the Assistant Chair of the Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management at UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business. She teaches undergraduate and MS classes in programming, web development, and data management. Before joining the faculty at The University of Texas, Katie worked as a consultant for Accenture. Her primary responsibilities focused on updating the architecture of a key taxpayer correspondence system for the IRS. Before her tenure at Accenture, Katie developed systems for cross-portfolio product analysis in IBM’s software group. Katie has received numerous teaching awards, including the Hank and Mary Harkins Foundation Award for Effective Teaching in Undergraduate Classes, The Alcalde's Texas 10, and the UT Regents Outstanding Teaching Award.