Fortune 500 | episode 563

Data-Driven Operations and Automation with Shaleen Devgun and Atif Rafiq

Shaleen is the Chief Information Officer of Schneider National, a premier transportation and logistics provider with revenues exceeding $4 billion. In this role, Shaleen leads the company’s strategic technology, logistics engineering, and business transformation initiatives. Prior to joining Schneider, Shaleen was a manager at Deloitte. Atif is the former President of Customers, Commercial, and Growth at MGM Resorts International, the third-largest provider of live entertainment in the United States with revenues exceeding $12 billion annually. In this role, Atif was focused on developing new customer experiences, business models, and revenue streams, while overseeing revenue streams including commercial, digital, sales, and marketing. Prior to joining MGM, Atif was CDO & global CIO of Volvo Cars. He has since embarked on an entrepreneurial venture. May 31, 2021

563: In this interview, we discuss what drew Shaleen to Schneider, ways Schneider has disrupted itself over the years, why Schneider considers itself the Moneyball of trucking, and how the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of frictionless experience platforms at Schneider. We also discuss the importance of using familiar language when discussing digital transformation, the importance of embracing business agility, and getting used to the unknown, Atif and Shaleen’s take on the state of autonomous vehicles, among a variety of other topics.


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This episode is sponsored by Apptio and Tanium.


The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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