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Christin Benson

Manager - Business Analysis and Organizational Change Management, Valmont Industries

I have had the unique opportunity to build an exciting career out of two topics I'm fascinated by - human behavior and organizational development. Marrying these two important concepts, and mixing in a healthy dose of strategy sets the stage for a more widely adopted implementation, and better overall results. I began my career as a high school Special Education teacher, where the stakes for reaching people where they are has never been higher. Teaching a variety of students, from those with low levels of cognitive function to those struggling to read at grade level, was an exercise in understanding the most basic levels of human learning and motivation. I have carried the lessons learned from my days as an educator forward into every subsequent position, project, and experience. After leaving public education, I earned my certification in (Organizational) Change Management, where the doors to the rest of my career were opened. I have served as an Organizational Change Management practitioner/leader and Business Analyst at companies such as NMC, Inc., Union Pacific Railroad and The Scoular Company, before advancing my career at Valmont, Industries, Inc.

I earned both my Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Nebraska and hold a Prosci certification in Organizational Change Management. In my personal time, I enjoy traveling to any destination with a beach accompanied by my husband Jeremy and two boys Teagan and Maddox. More often than not, you'll find us all matside at local, regional, and national wrestling tournaments. Our boys are avid wrestlers in all three styles, and my husband and I are USAW Bronze Certified wrestling coaches!

Session Track: Oil & Gas

Tuesday, June 9 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM On Demand Library

OG1667CU - Valmont's Journey to Make Digital Transformation Part of its DNA

In this session, we will share Valmont’s DNA (Design, Navigate and Advance) program that leveraged Windchill, ThingWorx and Navigate solutions to address the above challenge. Valmont needed a digital platform to enable concurrent engineering with an opportunity to reduce manual interventions, increase collaboration, and provide visibility into each phase of the product lifecycle. This resulted in benefits such as design anywhere, build anywhere, part reuse, reduced cycle time, increased product quality, and dynamic manufacturing integration.

We will also highlight our approach of constructing cross-functional teams of business influencers, users, and experts to not only design and implement the solution, but to drive user adoption by managing change resistance.

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