Data at the Speed of Business – A CIOs Perspective

Digital Intelligence is your competitive advantage. From bottom line efficiency to top line growth and innovation, data is the essential ingredient in success. To move at the speed of business technology leaders must be able to deliver data quickly and securely across the company. Unfortunately, most organizations are not able to turn data into action insights at the speed of business.
Join Ken Piddington as he provides new ways to think about how to leverage data for your business as he discusses;

  • Understanding the value of your data
  • The concept of DataOps and how to accelerate innovation with data
  • How to fill the data gap in DevOps
  • Improving data security

Ken Piddington, Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Executive Advisor at MRE Consulting

Ken Piddington is Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Executive Advisor at MRE Consulting.  At MRE Ken is responsible defining and executing the company’s business technology strategy and also heads their CxO advisory practice.  He is an experienced business leader and technology strategist with more than 20 years of transformation leadership experience gained as CIO and executive advisor for Fortune 1000 companies.

Ken is the former CIO at Global Partners LP, a Fortune 500 midstream logistics and energy products marketing company, where he was responsible for leading, developing and implementing the business technology strategy during four years of unprecedented growth where the company revenues grew from $6 billion to $20 billion.  This included the successful integration of multiple acquisitions and the implementation of supply chain technologies necessary to support dramatic geographic and line of business expansion.

Ken is recognized as an industry thought leader, is a regular speaker at business and association conferences, has been featured in multiple media publications, and is a Contributing Content Editor for IDG Enterprises.  He currently chairs the Technology Committee for Stages Repertory Theatre, chairs the advisory board for the Energy Institute High School and previously served on the Board of Trustees for the Sage School.  Ken is actively involved in his local SIM Chapter and serves as a mentor and coach for aspiring IT leaders.

Ken has been named a Computerworld Premier 100 Technology leader, is a CIO100 award winner, and has twice been recognized as an InformationWeek 500 Top Technology Innovator.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Northeastern University, and attended Graceland College where he played football and baseball.  Today, Ken makes Houston, Texas his home.