ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced that Mark F. Settle, an information technology executive with more than 25 years of experience in managing technical innovation, organizational change and global business unit performance, has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
Settle will manage and direct information technology (IT) strategy and operations globally to enable continued successful profitable growth of IHS as the company continues to serve the digital needs of its customers in a dynamic, global business environment. With overall responsibility for the entire enterprise IT function, Settle will ensure that the company’s systems and infrastructure anticipate both current and future needs, are scalable with continued IHS growth, and are efficient and secure while employing innovative data strategies and architectures.
Settle comes to IHS from BMC Software where he was responsible for delivering new business functionality to internal user groups and leveraging virtualization technologies to improve the performance and utilization of BMC’s product development. He has served as the CIO of five Fortune 500 companies and worked in a variety of industries including enterprise software, consumer products, high-tech distribution, financial services and oil and gas. He has supported the global business operations of companies with high transaction rates and stringent “up time” requirements, including Visa International, Arrow Electronics, Corporate Express, Occidental Petroleum and ARCO.
“Our customers rely on us for critical information, insights and analytics that power growth and value. This necessitates a high-availability, high-reliability and highly secure technology infrastructure to deliver vast amounts of data and critical insight on demand,” said Scott Key, IHS president and chief executive officer. “Mark is an essential and exciting addition to my executive leadership team who will ensure our continued innovations in these areas. Mark joins us at the right time as we will build upon the incredible work and positive momentum within our IT organization in deploying common global infrastructure, and as we look towards continued growth and globally scaling IHS.”
About IHS (www.ihs.com)
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs more than 8,000 people in 31 countries around the world.
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