This site aims to provide technology leaders guidance for the journey to The Other Side of the Firewall. It is a collection of ideas, thoughts, and articles to help Information Technology leaders step out of their comfort zone and into The Next Frontier of IT Leadership.

Ken Piddington is the author of this blog. Ken is an award-winning global business and technology leader with a history of successfully building, transforming, and creating multi-billion-dollar growth for high-performing businesses throughout his career.  Leveraging well-honed executive skills across all areas of technology and business operations, he brings a legacy of success in setting a strategic vision, positioning to scale, and executing strategies that enable profitable business growth.  Ken is an executive partner with solid expertise in all business cycles, including high growth, business transformation, and M&A integration.  As an award-winning thought leader and published author, he is known for his game-changing industry contributions and passion for talent development.

Ken currently serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at U.S. Silica (NYSE: SLCA) and the President at Compass42, LLC. Previously Ken served as the CIO at Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP), CIO at SGR Energy, and the CIO & Executive Advisor at MRE  Consulting.

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This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed here are solely my own and not those of any company or organization  I have been involved with or employed by.

All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time…I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind. This blog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point in time snapshot and manifestation of the various memes running around my brain, and as such any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not be the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today.


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