Murugappan at rail summit: Technologies will transform BNSF into a safer, smarter railroad

6/2/2021
BNSF Railway VP of Technology Services and CIO Muru Murugappan delivered the keynote at Progressive Railroading’s May 26 virtual summit “IT Advancements to Meet Organizational Strategy."

BNSF Railway Co. is analyzing and adopting a lot of emerging information technology (IT) to help the Class I transform, modernize and grow. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to delve into all of it during a 30-minute keynote address. So BNSF Vice President of Technology Services and Chief Information Officer Muru Murugappan didn’t even try while leading off Progressive Railroading’s virtual summit on May 26. Instead, Murugappan’s keynote for the virtual event — which was titled “IT Advancements to Meet Organizational Strategy” — described the innovations that are most relevant to BNSF and promise the biggest impacts.

 
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