Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer
Ben Gordon is senior vice president, chief information officer and chief digital officer for Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities.
As chief information officer, he develops and executes policy and strategic initiatives for all matters related to information and digital technologies – ranging from cybersecurity and customer experience to big data analytics – to mitigate threats and drive business growth. He oversees an information technology team dedicated to optimizing IT infrastructure performance and decreasing enterprise risk across technology networks, data centers and end-use devices.
As chief digital officer, Gordon is focused on fostering new ideas to drive corporate innovations, enterprise-wide culture change and the rapid technology adoption necessary to become leaders of digital transformation in the energy sector.
Gordon joined SoCalGas and SDG&E in August 2018 and previously held the title of vice president, technology operations and infrastructure management.
Prior to joining the utilities, he was vice president of technology for Molina Healthcare in Long Beach, California. In that role, he led Molina’s technology operations, including the creation and execution of a modernization program for the company’s technology platforms, implementation of cloud-platform technologies, and consolidation of technology infrastructure to more efficiently run the company’s call centers and critical applications.
Gordon’ previous experience also included holding management positions at Three Dimensional Resource Planning, a technology solutions and services company, and at the Apollo Education Group, a provider of higher education programs.
Gordon has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Northern Arizona University and a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Florida.