Ryder’s Kevin Bott selected for vendor IT award

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MicroStrategy Incorporated , a worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, announced that it has selected Kevin Bott, chief information officer of Ryder, as the recipient of the MicroStrategy Individual Excellence in Business Intelligence award. Mr. Bott was recognized today at MicroStrategy World 2008 in Miami, Florida.

Ryder System is a Fortune 500 provider of leading-edge transportation, logistics, and supply chain management solutions worldwide. As CIO, Mr. Bott provides the vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives in alignment with Ryder’s business strategy. He has overall responsibility for the planning, delivery, and maintenance of cost- effective technology solutions needed to support Ryder’s various business groups.

More than 20 full-time professionals and contractors are dedicated to building and maintaining Ryder’s Business Intelligence environment, which supports 10,000 users. MicroStrategy supports a Fleet Management Services operational dashboard at Ryder that provides management with key performance indicators and early warning information on changes to processes, standard repair operations, and preventative maintenance.

The Dedicated Contract Carriage operational dashboard provides management with at-a-glance trend information on drivers, equipment, trips, customer satisfaction, and other key performance indicators. More than 40,000 reports are run each week, and Ryder employees from multiple business areas, including finance, human resources, maintenance, vendor management, and supply chain, use the data to monitor fleet management and transportation service information daily.

“I am honored to receive the MicroStrategy Individual Excellence award,” said Mr. Bott. “Ryder is committed to information-driven decision making. We have invested heavily in improving our data warehouse and business intelligence programs to provide a true enterprise focus. MicroStrategy applications are used daily by executives and their teams to oversee operations through comprehensive analytical dashboards and reports. MicroStrategy enables the Ryder team to stay focused on the critical key performance indicators that drive our business, resulting in improved operations and customer service.”

“Kevin Bott has exhibited exceptional innovation, vision, and insight in business intelligence software deployment at Ryder,” said MicroStrategy’s COO Sanju Bansal. “Under his guidance and leadership, the data warehouse implementation has redefined the way the company does business. We congratulate Kevin and his team on their outstanding work.”