Heavy Haul Sessions Speaker:


Kyle Mulligan

Kyle Mulligan
Chief Mechanical Engineer

CP Rail

Biography: Kyle Mulligan is the Chief Engineer at Canadian Pacific, where he is responsible for overseeing CP’s advanced analytics, standards, wayside detection, train dynamics and marshalling, and incident investigation programs. More simply, Kyle uses data and technology to help ensure CP continues to operate the safest Class 1 railroad in North America.

His main areas of interest are in acoustics, structural mechanics, data mining, machine learning, and predictive analytics. He has focused on improving safety and operational efficiency at CP by implementing systems that predictively identify safety concerns, and his work has helped reduce network delays by 91%.

As a leader at CP, Kyle strives to deliver results on time and on budget, while also mentoring those around him. He is trained and qualified as a locomotive engineer, conductor, freight car inspector, welder, and leadership coach. He has used his first-hand experience to further understand impacts of the systems that he designs for operations in the field.

Kyle holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Sherbrooke in addition to degrees in computer systems, electrical, and biomedical engineering. He is a two-time recipient of CP’s CEO Award for Excellence, was named as one of Railway Age’s 2018 top 10 under 40, and is a mentor with FIRST, a group that inspires young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Kyle also volunteers as an engineer for CP’s mini train program and with Grow Calgary, Canada’s largest community farm.