Job Title : Group CIO and group vice president, information technology and services
Organization : BP
Dana Deasy is group CIO and group vice president, information technology and services for BP.
When Deasy joined BP in October 2007, he took responsibility for the global IT strategy and capability supporting all the firm's operations.
As part of BP's current change agenda, Deasy is transforming the IT organisation to maximise the competitiveness and value that information technology provides to the firm.
He joined BP from General Motors where he held the position of CIO North America, leading the information management organisation for the North American region of the company.
Before General Motors, Deasy was the global CIO for Tyco International and earlier CIO of the Americas for Siemens.
He has held a number of posts at Rockwell Space Systems Division, ultimately achieving the position of director of information management supporting Rockwell's Space Shuttle programme.
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