Bengaluru-based COGOS Technologies recently announced the appointment of Goutham Kumar as Vice President of Technology. With onboarding Kumar, the company will further aim at creating a one stop ERP solution for all logistical needs. The appointment would also support COGOS’ vision of creating a best-in-class AI/ML logistics platform.
Kumar comes with an experience of 20 years in Software Product Development and has previously been associated with companies like BMC Software and Boston Technology Corporation. He specialises in conceptualising, building and transitioning POCs to product teams, one of which turned out to be a million dollar product.
Kumar will look after two critical wings at COGOS. One that evolves their proprietary Logistics ERP platform with an aim to increase the efficiency of COGOS trucks business. Another aim would be to build strategies in order to build intellectual property, adding to the company’s offering.
On joining COGOS, Kumar said, “Entire world is moving towards digital transformation and we all know the benefits of it. Technology adoption being done in the logistics sector will help us optimise the goods carriage along with increasing efficiency and bringing down the overall cost of product to the consumer. I am glad to join COGOS and work towards leveraging AI and ML techniques to enhance customer experience. Our aim at COGOS is to make our existing solution SaaS ready. We are excited to invite tech talents to join our team and help us bring innovative changes to the sector”.
According to a report by Redseer, the last-mile delivery market in India is expected to reach US$6-7 billion by 2024. The growth will largely be supported by infusion of tech in the sector, hence building an efficient tech platform is mandatory for logistics startups.
COGOS is actively hiring for Architects, Product Managers, Developers, DevOps Engineers and Automation Engineers in order to build an even more efficient tech-integrated logistics platform suitable for tier II and III markets of India. The company also has over 50 open positions in Tech, Operations and Sales departments.
Elaborating on the programme and the hiring, Prasad Sreeram, Co-founder and CEO, COGOS said, “We at COGOS have always aimed at using the latest technology present in the market and our regular practice is to keep our platform updated with the latest trends. We are glad to have Goutham on board with us who’ll help us build an even more efficient platform for city-logistics as we aim at penetrating deeper into tier II and III markets with our services.”
Last year in September, COGOS raised their pre-series A funding and earlier in June 2021 they became the pioneer to announce EV(Electric Vehicle) adoption in the logistics business. The company also very recently appointed Vandana Mazumdar as Manager of EV Vertical pan-India in order to accelerate the adoption of EV in their fleet and onboard more women driver partners.