Honorees to receive award during AGENDA17 Conference

Houston, TX–November 21, 2016–The national presidential election may be over but IDG’s Computerworld has tallied up its votes and named MRE CIO Ken Piddington as a 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leaders honoree.

The Premier 100 spotlights leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. For Ken, this included a client’s business technology transformation, developing a product strategy for a new application, and leading the design and implementation of a CTRM solution using a hosted Microsoft Azure environment.

“Being recognized by Computerworld as a Premier 100 Technology Leader is a true honor.  This recognition is a testament to the successes I have had throughout my career with the great teams and leaders I’ve had the privilege of working with,” said Ken Piddington.

“This truly prestigious award isn’t just another certificate to hang on a wall. It’s about Ken’s extensive experience and ability in people leadership, business operations and technology innovation.” said Shane Merz, Vice President, MRE Consulting, Ltd. “It’s not about getting a piece of paper. It’s about getting results.”

“The Premier 100 awards program highlights the exceptional work of an elite group of IT executives who are leading their organizations through times of unprecedented change. They are using technology to drive high-stakes business projects and create dynamic growth in their organizations.” said Scot Finnie, editor- in- chief of Computerworld.   “These 100 men and women are not only strategic business thinkers, but also team leaders who recognize the importance of recruiting and retaining the brightest talent to enable digital transformation and harness the opportunities of cloud, big data, mobile and social. We’re pleased to recognize their leadership and honor their achievements.”

Piddington is an experienced business leader and technology strategist with more than 20 years of transformational leadership experience, which he gained as CIO and executive advisor for Fortune 1000 companies.  As CIO & Executive Advisor for MRE Consulting, Ltd., he is unique in that he has had both internal and external responsibilities.  Piddington currently is focused on setting and executing business technology strategy and positioning organizations to leverage technology to create value on the other side of the firewall.

The Premier 100 awards ceremony will be one of the highlights of the AGENDA17 Conference held March 20 – 22, 2017, at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The Conference, to be attended by more than 300 influential business and senior IT executives, will focus on building the digital business. (More information available at AGENDA17,


About the Premier 100 Technology Leadership Awards
The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year, nominees are invited to complete a questionnaire that addresses several topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld’s IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at:


MRE Consulting is a dynamic professional services firm that utilizes highly trained and experienced engineers and management professionals. Based in Houston, MRE delivers business solutions, service and staffing to a range of industries. MRE’s core capabilities include infrastructure technology management and commodities trading and risk management. For more than 20 years, MRE Consulting has been delivering strategic support for business and IT executives, whether they need an extra set of hands or to fill a temporary gap in IT leadership.

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