Innovative Appoints New Global Chief Information Officer


Strategic appointment ensures company delivers the highest technical and security standards for libraries.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – Innovative Interfaces today announced the appointment of Joe McMorris as Chief Information Officer.

Committed to providing the industry’s highest technical and security standards, Innovative has designated McMorris to support and extend Innovative services offerings for security, hosting, monitoring, disaster recovery, compliance and managed services for libraries across 66 countries.

“Joe’s breadth of IT experience in supporting global companies with advanced technology will offer libraries best-in-class assurance particularly in emerging areas like data protection and risk management,” said Innovative CEO Jim Tallman. “Given our bold plans for 2019 and the years ahead, Joe’s leadership and expertise in enterprise-class information security across industries will be invaluable.”

Libraries are under increasing pressures to comply with myriad security standards and privacy regulations. McMorris brings more than 20 years of IT leadership experience to Innovative, including data center management, network engineering, cloud hosting and information security for some of the largest corporations in the publishing, information services, banking, oil and gas, and facilities services industries.

“Patron data protection and compliance is of utmost importance for libraries as they continue to navigate security challenges,” said Innovative CTO Chris Fields. “By establishing this working partnership between myself and a seasoned professional like Joe, Innovative can now deliver the highest level of technical and security standards available in the library software market.”

Prior to joining Innovative, McMorris served as CIO at Wolters Kluwer overseeing cloud hosting and database operations for the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) division and supported more than 30 business critical customer facing applications and more than 15 different database technologies.

Additionally, he has led organizations to attain several prestigious security and privacy certifications, including ISO 27001, HITRUST, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR and FISMA (NIST 800-53).

About Innovative

Innovative ( provides leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of library automation products on the market today, serving academic, public, national, corporate, special libraries, and consortia. Headquartered in Emeryville, Calif., Innovative has a global presence—serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide.