Names Houston’s MRE CONSULTING, LTD. ONE OF CIO’s 100 WINNERS on 30th Anniversary of Awards

Posted on: May 8, 2017

In-House MRE Platform Goes “Business Viral”

HOUSTON, TX—May 8, 2017—IDG’s CIO has awarded Houston’s MRE Consulting, Ltd. as a recipient of the 2017 CIO 100. This prestigious honor – which marks the 30th year the awards have been given out – honors 100 organizations around the world that demonstrate the highest level of performance in operational and strategic excellence in information technology through creating competitive advantages, improving ways of doing business, and growing and strengthening relationships with customers.

“Technology innovation and business value have always been at the heart of our CIO 100 awards, which honor the IT organizations thriving on the front lines of the digital revolution,” said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO Events. “This year’s winning companies are outstanding examples of how IT leadership, business collaboration, and customer engagement are shaping the future.” recognized MRE Consulting Ltd. for developing an innovative information technology infrastructure data mining, visualization, and analytics platform. The platform enables IT owners to discover actionable data insights associated with assets in an information technology ecosystem. The platform was originally developed as an in-house solution for improving MRE’s overall IT support quality and response time. Emilio Chemali, MRE’s DevOps and Business Intelligence Director, demonstrated the platform to a select MRE customer group which generated considerable interest and now the platform is offered as a marketable product known as Audix Insights.

“For an IT group to take an internal project and turn it into a new revenue stream for the company is an amazing accomplishment,” said Ken Piddington, CIO & Executive Advisor, MRE Consulting, Ltd.  “We are honored to receive the CIO 100 Award and congratulate our team members for this recognition.”

“We are very excited to be recognized for Audix Insights and the tremendous value it is providing to our clients and our firm’” said Dru Neikirk, Vice President, MRE Consulting, Ltd. “What started as an operational cost has since turned into a new revenue stream.”

About the CIO 100

Executives from the winning companies will be recognized at The CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, scheduled for Wednesday, August 16th at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Recipients of this year’s CIO 100 Award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Secondly, a team of external judges (many of them former CIOs) reviewed the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges’ evaluations and selected the final 100.

Coverage of the 2017 CIO 100 Awards will be available online at on August 16, 2017, and in the July/August 2017 issue of CIO’s digital magazine.

About CIO Magazine

CIO from IDG is the premier content and community resource for information technology executives and leaders. The award-winning CIO portfolio–, CIO executive programs, CIO Strategic Marketing Services, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research—provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. Additionally, CIO provides opportunities for IT solution providers to reach this executive IT audience. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of IDG. Company information is available at

About MRE Consulting, Ltd.

MRE Consulting, Ltd. is a thriving and dynamic professional services firm that provides highly trained and experienced engineers and management professionals to help customers achieve their goals and more. MRE Consulting, Ltd. 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, Ltd. has been creating concrete and measurable custom solutions for business and IT executives.

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