The Thomson Corporation Names Carl Urbania Senior Vice President, Corporate Chief Information Officer
With more than nine years of experience working for Thomson, Mr. Urbania will now be responsible for transforming Thomson’s business information systems into one integrated, efficient and effective business systems environment capable of serving as one of Thomson’s platforms for the future. Mr. Urbania will report directly to Thomson EVP and corporate chief technology and operations officer, Michael Wilens.
“Carl has played a key role in the technological developments and initiatives at Thomson,” said Michael Wilens, EVP and corporate chief technology and operations officer of The Thomson Corporation. “At Thomson Learning, he was an invaluable asset in implementing technological advances as well as integrating and leveraging the technology processes to drive growth. His extensive experience and technological expertise makes him the ideal candidate to transform our business information systems to support the technological advances of the future.”
Mr. Urbania most recently served as senior vice president and chief technology officer for Thomson Learning where he worked to ensure that the business had the technology strategies and systems in place to generate continual growth and maintain a sustainable competitive advantage.
At the corporate level, Mr. Urbania is one of the founding members of The Thomson Corporation’s Technology Council, which is responsible for setting broad corporate policies relative to technology and the sponsoring of strategic initiatives that leverage technology activities throughout the company.
Mr. Urbania joined Thomson in 1997 from Time Inc. where he was the Director of Information Technology. Prior to Time Inc., Mr. Urbania was vice president of systems and administrative services at John Wiley & Sons. Mr. Urbania has also held leadership positions in the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries with Bristol Myers, Pfizer Inc. and Lever Bros. Co.
Mr. Urbania holds a BA degree in economics from the City College of New York and completed graduate work at George Washington University.
The Thomson Corporation
The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), with 2005 revenues of $8.70 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate e-learning and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 40,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. The Corporation’s common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).
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