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Author - Thomas H. Murphy
Thomas (Tom) Murphy is the Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for AmerisourceBergen, an $80 billion pharmaceutical services provider, working with manufacturers of branded & generic pharmaceuticals, biotech and specialty drugs, over-the-counter remedies, and health and beauty aids. In May 2008 he was assigned the additional responsibility for leading the company’s SAP-enabled Business Transformation (BT) program. The back office go-live was completed in October 2010. The customer order management platform went live in June 2011.
Tom has had a remarkable run during his 27 years of information technology leadership. He was named a Top 10 Breakthrough Leader at the Global CIO Executive Summit in 2011, and was elected to the CIO Hall of Fame in 2010, one of 55 CIOs to be so recognized since 1996. In 2008 Tom was recognized at the Global CIO Executive Summit as a Top Ten Global CIO for Leadership & Innovation and he was named one of ComputerWorld’s 2002 Premier 100 IT Leaders. Tom’s organizations have been recognized for Innovation, Resourcefulness and for being Best Places to Work in the IT industry.
Tom began his career with Marriott Corporation, and assumed roles of increasing responsibility with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Omni Hotels, Avis Rent a Car (Cendant), Bristol Hotels & Resorts, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. He joined AmerisourceBergen in May 2004.
Tom builds high-performance organizations from under-performing groups using shared organizational values and purposeful culture. He brings leadership authenticity to his teams and has been successful in accelerating the human and financial returns to the companies for whom he has worked.
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