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AI technology leader joins Teletrac Navman

Teletrac Navman has appointed AI specialist Dr Jens Meggers as president as it looks to place more focus on the use of AI for future solutions.

Meggers brings more than 25 years of organisational and technology leadership, and will drive the strategic direction of the company, ensuring product evolution with a focus on Artificial Intelligence to effectively serve today’s and future customer needs.

“The transportation and construction sectors are at a pivotal time in their digital transformation,” said Meggers. “There is a substantial market opportunity ahead for Teletrac Navman to bring in the latest technology and intelligence to these organisations. Using an AI-first approach, we are doubling down on our product development to give our customers previously unachievable visibility and insight into their mobile assets.”

Meggers background includes extensive experience leading both large-scale enterprise companies and technology start-ups. Prior to joining Teletrac Navman, he was part of the leadership team at a game-changing Mountain View-based AI technology startup, He also previously served as SVP and GM for Cisco Corporation’s Cloud Collaboration business and held several senior executive positions at cybersecurity giant Symantec Corporation.

Martin Gafinowitz, senior vice president at sister company Gilbarco Veeder-Root, said: “The transportation and mobility markets represent huge opportunities, which is why we’re putting significant investments in the company and bringing on a phenomenal leader who will continue to help Teletrac Navman push this industry forward. Jens’ extensive product background will be key as Teletrac Navman continues to expand its product footprint and innovate. His proven ability to understand market needs and lead a team to develop technology solutions ahead of the curve will be a tremendous advantage to the company and its customers.”

Written by Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.

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