Alex Philips is the Global Chief Information Officer at National Oilwell Varco (NOV). He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Information Technologies, Systems, Applications and Security in support of NOV’s business plan and strategic goals. Prior to this role, Alex was Chief Information Security Officer responsible for overseeing all aspects of Information Security and the Infrastructure that supports Information Systems and Technology. Alex has a strong management background, coaching expertise and a motivational nature enabling balance in the dual roles of strategic visionary and effective implementer. He is an engaging public speaker with a passion for helping companies transform through technology and human capital.
Alex joined National Oilwell Varco in 1997 as an IT Implementation Engineer and subsequently held roles as IT Infrastructure Manager and Director IT Security. He successfully led the IT integration of 300+ acquisitions while the company grew from 4,200 to 35,000+ computer users. Alex has a Master’s of Business Administration and Management from Rice University. He serves on various Customer Advisory Boards for vendors that NOV has collaborated with.