Motorola Patricia B. Morrison is executive vice president and chief information officer for Motorola. In this role, Morrison oversees all strategic, operational and financial aspects of the company's information technology architecture, systems, tools, processes and infrastructure. Patty joined Motorola in 2005 and has led an effort to build a global IT organization that delivers world-class IT value creation. In her first year, Motorola jumped from a #46 to a #12 ranking among the InformationWeek Top 500 IT innovators for 2006, and #1 in the manufacturing industry segment.
Morrison brings Motorola more than 20 years of systems and IT expertise in a wide variety of roles. Before joining Motorola in 2005, Morrison served as executive vice president and chief information officer of Office Depot, Inc., where she led the transformation of Office Depot's IT architecture and helped the company to achieve more than $100 million in efficiency improvements.
Prior to Office Depot, Morrison served as CIO of The Quaker Oats Company in Chicago. As CIO, Morrison oversaw Quaker's systems integration with PepsiCo following Pepsi's acquisition of Quaker Oats in 2001. She serves on the boards of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., where she chairs the board's governance committee.