VP & Chief Digital Innovation Officer
Digital Innovation Organization, BP
Morag Watson is the Vice President and Chief Digital Innovation Officer within BP’s Digital Innovation Organization team. Morag and her team work closely with the business to accelerate the efficient adoption of new technologies and deployments at scale by identifying the next waves of digital opportunities before they have even begun to take shape and remaining vigilant to digital developments that might one day pose a threat.
Before her current role, Morag served as the Director of Global IT Operations and Infrastructure for America’s region. She also held a senior business unit leadership role in BP's Alternative Energy business. Morag was also the CIO and Vice President of the Exploration and Production business of BP where her responsibilities included being accountable for all aspects of digital technology and infrastructure supporting the Upstream activities worldwide. Over her twenty-
nine years with BP, Morag’s expertise has been instrumental in the technology innovation system; from ideation to development, application and standardization.
Morag’s work has seen numerous coverage in both print and broadcasts around the world, including: The
Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Financial Times and The Houston Business Journal. Some of Morag’s accolades include the BP Upstream ‘Technical Achievement’ award, BP IT ‘Helios’ award, and the BP ‘Performance Innovation’ award. Also, Morag has been externally recognized by winning the ‘Association for Women in Computing (AWC)’ award
for Top Women in Technology and most recently a ‘HER’ award from Houston Woman Magazine recognizing Houston women who inspire and serve as excellent role models.
Morag currently serves as BP’s Executive Sponsor for Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is a board member of Intel Capital, Price Waterhouse Coopers Exchange, and BPs Diversity & Inclusion Council. She is also the Executive Sponsor of BP Women International Americas Business Resource Group which is focused on creating a greater pipel
ine of talent and opportunities for women in technical industries through the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program.
Morag holds an MSc in Management from Stanford University where BP sponsored her under the Sloan Program, a BS
c in Mathematics and Computing from Aberdeen University and an LTCL from the Trinity College of Music in London.