CIO50

CIO 50 2010: Dana Deasy

CIO 50

Job Title : CIO and Group VP Information Technology & Services

Organization : BP

Dana Deasy returns to the silicon.com CIO50 list for the second time.

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

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

A key project he's been involved with in recent years is overseeing the transformation of BP's $3bn IT organisation - to maximise the competitive edge and value IT provides, as part of a wider change agenda.

Other highlights of Deasy's career include being 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. In total, Deasy has accrued more than a quarter of a century's experience leading large-scale IT strategies and projects.

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

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