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July 15, 2019

CN Names David Trent as VP, CDO

David Trent. Photo: Canadian National Railway

David Trent. Photo: Canadian National Railway

Canada's backbone intermodal company Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has announced that David Trent will be joining the company as part of the railway’s objective of modernizing its scheduled railroading model.

The new Vice-President (VP) and Chief Digital Officer (DGO) will oversee next steps in CN’s digital transformation, said a press release from CN said.

In his role, David will assume the overall responsibility to build a digitally agile organization and provide the best digital thinking and solutions to the business and CN’s customers. David and his team will work with business and operational leaders to drive improved performance and customer experience.

“I’m pleased to welcome David to the CN ONE TEAM,” said JJ Ruest, president and chief executive officer of CN. “David's proven track record in creating value for the business and transforming an organization towards digitization is mission-critical as we modernize our operations. Through cost efficiencies, asset utilization and superior customer experience, CN’s new Chief Digital Officer will drive long-term value creation for our customers and shareholders.”

In his most recent role, David was appointed Vice-President, Technology and Digital at Canfor Corporation, the world’s largest producer of sustainable lumber, pulp, paper and energy in 2018.

Based in Montreal, starting August 19th, 2019, David will report to Michael Foster, executive vice-president and chief information and technology officer at CN.