Tom Murphy


Tom Murphy is a visionary, charismatic global business leader who builds and leads teams capable of delivering audacious, game-changing transformations on behalf of their organizations.  He is particularly skilled in Communications, Change Management, and the motivation necessary to help team members across global organizations achieve more than they ever thought possible. Murphy is a highly experienced technology leader who has been the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for very large companies in multiple industries representing both for-profit and non-profit sectors.   

In February of 2013, Murphy was named the first-ever University CIO for the University of Pennsylvania.  Reporting to both the EVP of Administration and the Provost (Chief Academic Officer), he is responsible for Penn’s IT organization that serves the wide-ranging needs of faculty, researchers, students, staff and alumni.  In this capacity he is responsible for furthering pedagogy, supporting the $1bn+ research enterprise, and supporting administration of the largest private employer in Pennsylvania. Murphy is also responsible for cyber-security at Penn, where he co-chairs the Privacy & Security Committee and is a member of the Institutional Risk Committee and the Senior Incident Response Team.