Timothy Leonard Photo: TMW Systems

Timothy Leonard Photo: TMW Systems

Timothy Leonard, executive vice president, operations and technology for TMW Systems, was recently recognized as a 2017 “Data Visionary” in the Americas Data Heroes Awards program.

Leonard was selected for the award for TMW’s role in developing advanced business analytics and big data solutions for fleets, third-party logistics providers, freight brokers, and other transportation enterprises.

The awarded was presented at the DataWorks Summit/Hadoop Summit, an annual technology conference focused on big data best practices.

Leonard has authored several white papers and presentations documenting opportunities for transportation businesses to use information technology to solve an array of competitive challenges.  His most recent paper, “Transportation Institution vs. Information,” examines the use of master data management and other strategies in meeting the needs of shippers in an omni-channel business environment.

“Under Tim’s leadership, our BI team is helping carriers, 3PLs and other customers revolutionize their use of data in assessing business performance and identifying emerging opportunities,” said David Wangler, president of TMW Systems. “We are pleased and very proud that his achievements have been recognized by such a distinguished community of technology professionals.”

TMW in 2016 introduced the TMW Reveal Series, a cloud-based business intelligence and data analytics platform that enables users to leverage big data through advanced, transportation-specific data models and visualization tools. The solution, which supports data from leading transportation management systems, mobile communications platforms, asset maintenance solutions and other sources, can enhance predictive capabilities by unlocking answers that are embedded within operational data and historical trends.

Leonard joined TMW in 2015 and is a former technology executive for General Motors and chief technology officer and vice president of information management for US Xpress. His responsibilities span all TMW operations and solutions, including business intelligence, transportation management solutions, carrier decision support/optimization solutions, routing and dispatch, and fleet maintenance software.