Ken Piddington

IANS Faculty

Ken leads as the Vice President and CIO at U.S. Silica. He is responsible for defining and executing its business technology strategy and leading its digital transformation initiatives. Ken previously served as CIO for Global Partners, SGR Energy, and MRE Consulting, where he contributed to tremendous growth and transformation. He is a strategic business partner who leverages emerging technology solutions, vendor partnerships, and people development across multi-industry verticals – logistics, retail, manufacturing, oil and gas, and consulting to accelerate the pace of bottom-line results.

  • Organization Transformation
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Vendor Management
  • Digital Transformation

Achievements & Contributions

  • Serves on multiple boards, including Friends of Energy Institute High School and the Quest Oracle User Community
  • Program Mentor, Columbia University Masters Technology Management & the CIO Executive Council
  • 2022 Houston CIO of the Year Orbie award winner
  • Named a Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leader and CIO100 award winner

Certifications & Credentials

  • BS in Business, Management & Leadership, Northeastern University
  • Member National Speakers Bureau
  • Member Society for Information Management, Houston Chapter