CIO50

CIO 50 2009: Dana Deasy

CIO 50

Organization : CIO and Group VP Information Technology & Services

Dana Deasy has been CIO of BP since October 2007 - joining the energy giant from car company General Motors where he was CIO for the North America region.

Previously he was CIO for Tyco International, and CIO of the Americas for Siemens. He has also held the position of director of Information Management at Rockwell's Space Systems Division, supporting its Space Shuttle programme. Today he can lay claim to more than 25 years' experience of leading large scale IT strategies and projects.

At BP, Deasy is responsible for the company's global IT strategy and capability, supporting all the company's operations including its refining and marketing, and exploration and production businesses, as well as its commodity trading operation.

He is also overseeing the transformation of BP's $3bn IT organisation - part of a wider change agenda at BP - to maximise the competitive edge and value that IT provides.

Deasy holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and a graduate degree from National University in California.

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