July 27, 2023
Rekor Systems Announces Nomination of Professor Sanjay Sarma and Tim Davenport As New Board Directors
Distinguished nominees will bring important subject matter and analytical expertise in urban mobility and finance to the Board
Rekor Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: REKR) ("Rekor" or the "Company"), a trusted global authority in developing and delivering roadway intelligence using state-of-the-art AI and machine learning today announced that it will nominate two new directors for election at the Company's upcoming annual meeting of shareholders. The two new additions to its Board of directors are Professor Sanjay Sarma, President, CEO, and Dean of Asia School of Business (“ASB”), and Mr. Tim Davenport, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Arctis Global LLC.
Professor Sarma has long been recognized as a thought leader in urban mobility as a co-founder at MIT of the Auto-ID Center, which coordinated the work of major universities around the world in the development of EPCglobal, the current open standard system for RFID. This project laid the groundwork for developing the Internet of Things (IoT). With Linda Bernardi and Kenneth Traub, Professor Sarma co-authored The Inversion Factor: How to Thrive in the IoT Economy (MIT Press, 2017). He is also the founder of IoTask, which provides consulting and advisory services on creating and implementing IOT systems across a number of industry sectors.
Expressing his enthusiasm for the work being done at Rekor, Professor Sarma said, "A future of smart transportation and autonomous vehicles must involve sensor data from roads. I am very excited by Rekor’s AI-based approach to smart infrastructure."
As a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the hedge fund industry, Mr. Davenport brings a vast wealth of financial and operational expertise to the Board. His keen financial insight will be invaluable in shaping Rekor's financial strategies and acquisition initiatives. Mr. Davenport is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He also holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Birmingham. Before joining Arctis, Mr. Davenport has served as Head of Fund Accounting for Marshall Wace, as COO for MW Eaglewood, and as CFO for Winton, a research-based investment management company with a special focus on statistical inference in financial markets.
Commenting on his nomination, Davenport shared, “For over a decade, Rekor’s mission has been to collect, connect and organize the world’s mobility data to deliver safer, smarter, and more efficient transportation. I am very excited to become part of this mission and join the Board at a time when the Company is poised for rapid expansion and growth.”
Rekor CEO and Chair Robert A. Berman acknowledged the immense value the new appointments will bring. He said, "We are very enthusiastic about adding Professor Sarma and Mr. Davenport to our Board. Their collective expertise in technology and finance will significantly elevate Rekor's trajectory, helping us continue to achieve our ambitious goals. Their arrival signifies a promising future for our Company."
Concurrently with these appointments, Rekor announced that Dr. Richard Nathan will be retiring from the Board at the expiration of his current term. Berman acknowledged Nathan's contributions, remarking, "We are profoundly grateful to Richard for his instrumental role in launching Rekor Systems and his tireless and unwavering commitment throughout his tenure. His insights and involvement have significantly influenced our growth."
About Rekor Systems, Inc.
Rekor Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: REKR) is a trusted global authority in developing and delivering roadway intelligence using state-of-the-art AI and machine learning. Pioneering the implementation of digital infrastructure in our communities, Rekor is redefining infrastructure by collecting, connecting, and organizing the world’s mobility data — laying the foundation for a digital-enabled operating system for the road. Our Rekor One® Roadway Intelligence Engine powers all of our platforms and applications, providing the foundation of our technology by aggregating and transforming trillions of data points into actionable intelligence through proprietary computer vision, machine learning, and data fusion. Our solutions provide actionable insights that give governments and businesses a comprehensive picture of roadways while providing a collaborative environment that drives the world to be safer, greener, and more efficient.
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