New Omnitracs Exec Takes the Wheel of its Data, AI, and Machine Learning Operations

Ashim Bose has a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and says that digital transformation is rapidly reshaping the transportation industry.

[AI concept: ValeryBrozhinsky/istockphoto. Ashim Bose Photo: Omnitracs.]

All parts of the transportation industry are being affected by next-gen technology with the AI market in transportation estimated to grow by nearly 20 percent annually to $10.3 billion by 2030.

To support a strategy to enhance its products with more data-driven and artificial intelligence/machine learning-based solutions, Dallas-based Omnitracs LLC, a leading provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, has appointed Ashim Bose chief data scientist and vice president of AI/ML and data.

In this role, Bose—who has a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence—will oversee Omnitracs’ data and AI offerings and operations, helping its customers with actionable insights that support their broader business goals, according to a statement.

“Omnitracs has a deep history of providing progressive technologies to the transportation and logistics industry,” Bose said in a statement. “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’s appointment supports a wider strategy of improving Omnitracs’ product roadmap with more data-driven and artificial intelligence/machine learning-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,” Kent Norton, chief technology officer of Omnitracs, said in a statement. “He will be instrumental in developing new solutions that deliver impactful results through data-driven initiatives.”

Bose has an extensive background in AI

Much of Bose’s 27-year-long career has been spent leveraging data science and AI to bring long-term value to companies, including improving financial performance, according to a statement.

Bose began his career at the Space Telescope Science Institute working on the Hubble Space Telescope rescue mission for NASA. He applied AI to optimize the planning and scheduling of space observations.

Prior to Omnitracs, Bose was chief product officer for analytics and AI at DXC Technology, where he launched several data, analytics, and AI products across the transportation and automotive industries. He held executive leadership roles in HP Enterprise Services’ Travel & Transportation and Automotive verticals before that.

Over 12,000 customers use the company’s software-as-a-service-based solutions to manage roughly 1.1 million assets in more than 70 countries. It has more than 1,000 employees.

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