Mike Benson is a strategic IT thought leader, architect, and agent for change and growth with 30 years of proven solutions delivery in the information technology field. He has consistently been able to dramatically improve effectiveness and efficiency for the businesses he serves. His spectrum of experience is broad and his impact deep, from proven leadership in start-up environments and acquisitions to re-engineering in periods of market expansion and contraction in established businesses. A recognized leader for identifying and developing strong teams, Benson believes that the role of IT on the corporate landscape goes well beyond on-time, on-budget, qualitative systems delivery. He builds execution-focused, high performing, innovative IT teams who are forward thinking learning organizations that deliver competitive business solutions. Corporate University’s Innovative Technology and Learning Award has recognized his award winning visionary leadership, naming him to the CIO 100 in 2014. He is a transformative leader with deep technical acumen and strong business knowledge that lead his AT&T IT organization to next generation performance results.
Responsible for creating and maintaining information cutting edge technology solutions for DIRECTV’s fast paced global business operations, Benson oversaw customer care and billing, reporting, analysis and infrastructure requirements as well as financial, marketing and sales support.