Governing Body Spotlight

Governing Body Member of the Washington, DC CDAO Community

Kyle Benning

Director of Information Management (CDO)

Perdue Farms

Kyle Benning is a change leader with over 25 years of experience and a proven track record of building teams and processes that take the complexity and crisis management nature out of IT systems and enterprise data.

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Give us a brief overview of the path that led to your current role.

Kyle has 25 years of IT leadership experience in varying roles. For the past 7 years, he has led data and analytics teams, focusing on both the IT and business side.

What is one of your guiding leadership principles?

Teamwork is essential.

With disruption being a key theme of the past year, where do you see your role as a CDAO going in the next 1-2 years?

CDAOs must remove the complexity of interconnected processes.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in the role as a CDAO?

If you are new in the role, you need to meet the organization where they are and remember data is a change journey.

What is the value of joining an Evanta community?

The value is truly learning from peers.


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