JPMorgan Chase lures BP’s CIO — and other recent appointments
  • Dana Deasy returns to US roots after six years at IT helm of UK giant
  • Leaves in place best practice model for talent development
  • Oil industry tech veteran Mike Gibbs steps up to group role
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JPMorgan Chase lures BP’s CIO — and other recent appointments

I–CIO editorial team – November 2013
JPMorgan Chase has enticed the CIO of BP, Dana Deasy, back to his US homeland after six years with the London-headquartered oil and gas giant. Deasy will join the of banking and financial services giant in December, having served as BP's group VP and CIO since October 2007.

Mike Gibbs, currently CIO at BP’s Refining and Marketing operation, is lined up to take over Deasy's role. Before joining BP in 2008, Gibbs spent almost 30 years rising through the ranks of Houston-based Conoco and then ConocoPhillips, ultimately becoming CIO for the company's downstream business.

Over that time, California-born Deasy has streamlined BP's IT operation, taking 30% out of its $3 billion IT budget, and creating a highly acclaimed skills pipeline designed to ensure the organization has the right leadership and technology talent and for the future (see Big Thinker.) He was also instrumental in the founding of Columbia University's prestigious Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program.

Prior to joining BP, Deasy was CIO for electronics and healthcare company Tyco, General Motors' Locomotive Group, and Siemens Americas' region.

At JPMorgan Chase, Deasy will be responsible for technology systems and infrastructure on a global scale. In recent months, the role has been overseen on an interim basis by Mike Ashworth. He will now become deputy CIO for the company and CIO for its consumer and community banking business.
Other key appointments

GERMANY
SAP has named Björn Goerke as its new CIO and head of the SAP HANA enterprise cloud business. He succeeds former SAP CIO Oliver Bussmann, who became group CIO at UBS in June 2013.
Deutsche Börse has appointed René Keller as its new group CIO. Keller joins from software company Mosaic, where he is COO, and will start his new role at the start of January.

NETHERLANDS
Staples Europe has hired Dave Ubachs as CIO. He joins from market research firm Ipsos, where he has been global CIO since December 2012. He was earlier CIO for Procter & Gamble in the UK and Scandinavia.

SOUTH AFRICA
Len de Villiers is the new CIO at Telkom, Africa's largest integrated communications company, as part of a newly created leadership structure. De Villiers was earlier CIO at financial services companies Transaction Capital, Nedbank and Absa, and was voted the most admired CIO in South Africa in 2009.

SPAIN
The Spanish Government has appointed Domingo Molina, formerly head of IT at the country's tax authority, as its new CIO in charge of state-wide IT and communications.

UK
Daniel Beecham is leaving Australia's grocery chain Woolworths to become CIO at Morrisons. He'll join the UK supermarket group in January 2014.
• John Finch, the former global CIO of Experian, has taken on the role of interim CIO at the Bank of England.
ZenithOptimedia has appointed Ian Liddicoat as its first CIO. Liddicoat joins from professional services firm Towers Watson, where he was head of marketing sciences.

US
Luke McCormack has been confirmed as the new CIO at the US's Department of Homeland Security. Currently CIO of the US Justice Department, McCormack was CIO for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement directorate from 2005 to 2012.
• Department store group JC Penney has promoted Scott Laverty to EVP and CIO. He was formerly SVP business solutions for the retailer, and was earlier CIO at bookstore chain Borders.
TE Connectivity named Joseph Eckroth as its new SVP and CIO. He joins the $13.3 billion electronic connection technologies company in November, leaving his role as EVP, global customer care and CIO at Hertz in California. Eckroth was earlier CIO at toymaker Mattel.
• Networking and storage solutions provider Brocade has appointed Ari Bose as CIO. He joins from unified comms company Polycom, where he was SVP and CIO.
• Market research firm Ipsos has hired Neville Rademeyer as global CIO, based in its Chicago office. Rademeyer was most recently CFO at non-profit ISACA, but has also worked as VP Engineering at Microsoft and as interim CIO at The Walt Disney Company.
MSCI, a provider of investment decision support tools, has appointed Chris Corrado as CIO, in a newly created role. He joins from UBS, where he was managing director and head of platform services, and earlier served as CIO for Europe and Asia at Morgan Stanley.
First published November 2013
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