Omnitracs names Brad Taylor VP of data and IoT solutions

Position aimed at accelerating, expanding big data initiatives

Fleet management technology provider Omnitracs appointed Brad Taylor vice president of data and Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions. In his post, Taylor will oversee all Omnitracs' data offerings and operations, including Omnitracs Analytics, new data products and services and the overall "big data" strategy.

Taylor brings with him "a varied and extensive set of skills and experience, with an aptitude for helping companies grow and create shareholder value," Omnitracs says in a release.

Most recently, Taylor led product management at Jasper Technology, leading its prescriptive and predictive data automation offerings and helping the company grow to over 15 million devices under management of its IoT platform. He also directed commercialization initiatives focusing on OEMs like Tesla, General Motors and Scania.

"Driven by innovation, Omnitracs continues to demonstrate a commitment to constantly evolving as a software company in order to launch new and exciting solutions in the marketplace. As part of this evolution, we recognize the untapped potential of providing our customers with cutting-edge data services, products, and analytics," stated David Post, president and COO of Omnitracs.

"The addition of Brad Taylor, a leader with a proven track record of innovation and entrepreneurship, to the Omnitracs team will undoubtedly help propel our efforts forward in both Big Data and IoT," Post added.

Prior to his work with Jasper Technology, Taylor was CEO of AVIDwireless, a Connected World 100 company focused on industrial IoT solutions. He was also the founding CEO at GRS, a provider of rail network and equipment management solutions, and contributed in sales and technology roles at Siebel Systems, Digitalk and Enfin Software.

Taylor will assume his new role at Omnitracs immediately and will make his first public appearance at the company's upcoming user conference in Dallas, Outlook 2016: Innovation for the Road Ahead. Taylor is slated to present an innovation session regarding the importance of mobility and mobility-related data "as the glue for business in a world of millions of smart assets," according to Omnitracs.

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