Omnitracs announced the appointment of Ashim Bose as chief data scientist and vice president of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) and data.
In this role, Bose will oversee Omnitracs’ data and AI offerings and operations, helping customers with actionable insights that support their broader business goals, the company said.
Today, all facets of the transportation industry are being impacted by next-generation technology, with the AI market in transportation estimated to grow by nearly 20% annually to $10.3 billion by 2030.
Bose’s appointment supports Omnitracs’ broader strategy of enhancing its product roadmap with more data-driven and AI/ML-based solutions.
“Omnitracs customers face new demands and market pressures every day, and Ashim’s expertise in harnessing data to address business needs will be invaluable to them,” said Kent Norton, chief technology officer of Omnitracs. “He will be instrumental in developing new solutions that deliver impactful results through data-driven initiatives.”
For more than 27 years, Bose has spent much of his career leveraging data science and AI to bring significant long-term value to his companies, including enhanced financial performance and substantial company growth. He began his career at the Space Telescope Science Institute working on the Hubble Space Telescope rescue mission for NASA, applying AI to optimize the planning and scheduling of space observations.
Before joining Omnitracs, he served as the chief product officer for analytics and AI at DXC Technology, where he launched several innovative data, analytics and AI products across the transportation and automotive industries. Prior to that, he also held several executive leadership roles in HP Enterprise Services’ Travel & Transportation and Automotive verticals.
“Omnitracs has a deep history of providing progressive technologies to the transportation and logistics industry,” said Bose. “Digital transformation is reshaping the industry rapidly, and I look forward to leveraging Omnitracs’ rich data securely and applying data science and AI techniques to bring new value to Omnitracs customers.”
Bose has a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston.