Qld’s Transmax hunts for new digital road warrior

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Qld’s Transmax hunts for new digital road warrior

State wants smart rubber on road.

Queensland government-owned intelligent transport systems developer Transmax is hunting for a new chief executive as the state-backed exporter continues to push its vision of road networks ready to run automated and driverless vehicles.

The public enterprise, which provides systems engineering, software design and development as well as consulting and services for the rapidly automating road transport and mobility sector this week put out the public call for a new leader to make the business’ rubber hit the road.

According to Transmax’s mission statement, the new chief will help set and implement the business’ strategic direction for the enterprise “with an emphasis on enhancing profit, market positioning, building the next generation distributed internet-based services solution and expansion.”

"Truly autonomous vehicles (Connected Autonomous Vehicles or CAV) will have the ability to go ubering, that is, while the vehicle is not being used by its owner, it could provide transport for members of the public and thus earn money for the owner," says part of Transmax's future vision.

Transmax follows Queensland’s well-trodden path of the government backing and commercialising commercial ventures to create markets or fill niches that have included government departments chipping in for common platforms like payroll, especially when multinationals fall short.

According to the job description circulated a “strategic mindset, political awareness, contemporary leadership capabilities and strong commercial acumen” are all part of the brief along with the essentials of “successfully opening up new markets and stimulating participation and collaboration.”

The callout comes as Queensland positions to become a provider of choice for automated roads and traffic networks across Australian and overseas as jurisdictions look for trusted partners and solutions.

Executive body shop Derwent has scored the gig as headhunter, with applications closing Friday 5th April.

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