Ahsan provides strategic direction, policy guidance, and the IT services necessary to meet the AC Transit’s operational objectives, overseeing and coordinating all IT investments, initiatives, projects and programs.
Ahsan provides strategic direction, policy guidance, and the IT services necessary to meet the AC Transit’s operational objectives, overseeing and coordinating all IT investments, initiatives, projects and programs. Ahsan has over 25 years of private and public sector Information Technology experience, leading and managing high-performing teams in critical, high-visibility projects. Most recently, with the City of Oakland, he spent 15 years in executive leadership roles, such as Division Manager, Deputy CIO, and Interim CIO overseeing all facets of technology planning, financing, overhaul, upgrades and support. He was responsible for IT infrastructure, 911 public safety systems, mission critical radio systems, Project Management Office (PMO), and various strategic initiatives; NextGen 911, Video Analytics, AI, Cloud Computing, IoT and Smart City. Ahsan has extensive experience in designing, deploying and maintaining several intelligent transportation and smart transit related projects, both nationally and internationally. Prior to joining the public sector, Ahsan worked as Director of Information Technology and Technical Support at several companies including MetaTV, Inc., Worldgate Communications, Inc., MFS WorldCom, and Raytheon. Mr. Baig is a member of the IACP Technology and Communication Committee; and Chairman of the California Transit Association IT Committee. He is an active member of APCO, IEEE, APTA, CTA, and IACP. He is a public speaker, and has published research and technical papers in various journals and magazines. Ahsan earned a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Physics and Electronics from University of Karachi, Pakistan; and a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the City College, City University of New York (CUNY).