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Bipin Patel, Chief Information Officer, ProQuest

Magazine article Information Today

Bipin Patel, Chief Information Officer, ProQuest

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As work at ProQuest settles in following its merger with CSA, the company is bringing in a new perspective with its chief information officer. Bipin Patel recently came to ProQuest after spending 25 years working in a variety of information technology positions at Ford Motor Co.

As a newcomer to the information industry field, Patel brings a fresh outlook along with a knowledgeable background. "I'm braving the learning curve, but I feel confident. I'm part of a company that has long been a leader in assimilating and leveraging new technologies," he said. "I aspire to build upon that legacy by creating and deploying technologies that will redefine the discovery process for researchers."

Patel most recently served as North America director of IT business operations at Ford, where he oversaw IT for product development, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and service operations.

At ProQuest, Patel's goal is simple: "to empower people through seamless technology." He wants to understand the needs of his partners, publishers, customers, librarians, and researchers, while creating a "superior experience for each of these groups by enhancing our technology and processes. …

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