Princeton Consultants Welcomes Keith Dierkx as a Principal

June 15, 2023

We are proud to announce that Keith Dierkx has joined Princeton Consultants as a Principal, effective immediately. Keith will expand our Rail, Transportation, and Logistics practices, helping executives improve and refine strategy, process, organization, and technology.

Keith joins us from Oracle, where he was Executive Director - Transportation and Logistics, with responsibilities including business development, sales strategy, seller enablement, thought leadership and customer success. Previously, he was Global Rail, Freight and Logistics Leader at IBM, where he established a Rail Innovation Center in Beijing, China. Prior to IBM, he was SVP of IT for one of the largest maritime terminal operators, where his team led the digital transformation and automation of terminal operations.

“Over a thirty-year career focused on the intersection of business and technology, I have learned that creating value and improving business performance for a client is achieved through deep industry knowledge, leveraging established and emerging technologies, applying world-class methodologies and consistently delivering successful outcomes,” Keith said, “I chose to come to Princeton Consultants because they tick all the boxes.”

"Keith Dierkx has earned an international reputation for helping executives build impactful technology strategies,” said Princeton Consultants CEO Steve Sashihara. “I am thrilled that his insights and experience are now available to our clients.”

Keith is deeply linked to the start-up and innovation communities and currently advises and mentors a number of companies. He has been a frequent speaker on the digitalization of the supply chain and the use of transformational technologies to enable improved business outcomes. He has participated in over 100 media interviews and appeared numerous times on major broadcast and cable news programs. His articles and POV’s have been published in over 50 magazines and journals including the International Rail Journal, CNN on-line, Forbes, Railway Age. Keith is the author of “AI in Logistics” in collaboration with DHL, “Think Beyond the Rails – 2025,” “Smarter Railways,” and “The Value of a Customer Centric Strategy: and “Cognitive Computing in Rail.” Dierkx received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley and his MBA from Duke University.

Founded in 1981, Princeton Consultants is a Transportation industry innovator and trusted advisor, developing and deploying strategic and operational systems for Class I and regional freight railroads; rail holding companies and joint ventures; AMTRAK and regional transit agencies; global package delivery companies; national and regional Truckload, LTL, and specialty fleets; passenger and cargo airlines; maritime cargo carriers; intermodal companies; shippers; and suppliers.