Information Systems & Computing

Information Systems & Computing (ISC) provides information technology (IT) infrastructure, leadership, systems, and services that enable research, instruction, and administration for the university's students, faculty and staff. Key ISC systems and services include: voice, video and data networks; global Internet connectivity; and collaboration technologies, including the PennWeb server, email and online directories. Student systems and the core administrative systems and data stores to enable effective business processes and service delivery are also provided, as are the security services and training that protect Penn's information assets and limit institutional liability.

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Programs

  • Data networks, including Internet2, voice and video networks
  • Business continuity services, including library
  • Student systems and core administrative systems
  • Services for local IT providers
  • Standards and policies

Vice President Tom Murphy

Thomas H. Murphy is Vice President for Information Technology and University Chief Information Officer (CIO). Mr. Murphy was chief information officer of DaVita HealthCare Partners, where he was responsible for all information technology supporting the company's business and clinical operations. For the prior eight years, he was senior vice president and chief information officer of AmerisourceBergen, an $80 billion provider of pharmaceuticals and health care services. He has been a leader in information technology across multiple industries, as chief information officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Bristol Hotels & Resorts, the Cendant Corporation and Omni Hotels. His accomplishments include a $500 million Business Transformation Program and new Innovation and Collaboration Lab at AmerisourceBergen; a $300 million global redesign of mission-critical systems at Royal Caribbean Cruises; and a comprehensive six-year IT strategic plan at Omni Hotels. He was elected to the CIO Hall of Fame in 2010 and named one of the Best CIOs in America in 2010 by Business Trends Quarterly, a Top CIO of 2011 by SmartCEO Magazine, one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders of 2002 by Computerworld, and one of the Top 100 Innovators of 2001 by CIO Magazine. Mr. Murphy earned a B.A. in marketing and English from the University of Richmond.