Kansas City Southern Recognized by CIO as One of the CIO 100 Award Winners

May 01, 2018

Honorees receive award during CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony

Kansas City, Mo., May 1, 2018. IDG's CIO today announces Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) as a recipient of the 2018 CIO 100. The 31st annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

"Every year, we are honored to showcase the technology innovation and business value delivered by our CIO 100 award winners. Each of these companies has achieved notable success in accelerating businesses to the front lines of the digital revolution," said Maryfran Johnson, executive director of CIO Programs for CIO Events and the CIO Executive Council. "This year's winners are inspiring examples of how IT leadership, business partnerships and customer engagement can reshape the future."

“KCS is pleased to be recognized with a CIO 100 award,” said Mike Naatz, senior vice president operations support and chief information officer for KCS.  “As we work toward a corporate vision of consistently being the fastest-growing, best-performing, most customer-focused transportation provider in North America, recognition for the CCM-Mexico Crew Call project shows we are making progress toward our goals for operational efficiency and customer service.”   

KCS deployed the CloudMoyo Crew Management-Mexico Crew Call, a cloud-based, automated crew management solution for Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM).  This workforce and logistics management solution transformed the way KCSM operates, by automating tasks and providing real-time data to more effectively manage the business. The solution automates train crew supply and demand matching based upon a variety of factors including employee qualifications, hours of service constraints, employee availability and seniority. The solution also automates crew work notification processes and calculates complex payroll activities.  This leads to an improved work experience for crews, a reduction in labor costs, and stricter adherence to Mexico’s labor laws.

Executives from the winning companies will be recognized at The CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held August 15, 2018, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.     

About the CIO 100: Recipients of this year's CIO 100 Award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of external judges (many of them former CIOs) reviewed the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' evaluations and selected the final 100.

About KCS: KCS is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama.  Its primary U.S. holding is The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, serving the central and south central U.S.  Its international holdings include KCSM, serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz, and a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Company, providing ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal.  KCS’ North American rail holdings and strategic alliances are primary components of a railway network linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

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