Ahsan Baig

CIO/CTO Department of Innovation and Technology, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit

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 24 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 14 years in managerial and technical lead roles, such as Division Manager, Interim CIO, and Deputy CIO overseeing IT infrastructure, 911 public safety systems, mission critical radio systems, Project Management Office (PMO) and business applications. Ahsan has worked for Parsons Brinckerhoff, where he worked with Caltrans and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) on several smart transportation and transit related projects like 511, FasTrak, etc.

Prior to Parsons Brinckerhoff, Ahsan worked as Director of Information Technology and Technical Support at several companies including MetaTV, Inc., Worldgate Communications, Inc., MFS WorldCom, and Raytheon. Ahsan earned a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Physics from University of Karachi, as well as a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the City College, City University of New York (CUNY).

Mr. Baig was a Board Member of Bay Area Regional Interoperable Communications System (BayRICS); member of the Communications Technology Working Group (TWG) in National Institute of Justice; Member of the IACP Communication and Technology Committee; and Vice Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee of BayRICS. Baig’s previous service includes the FCC Emergency Response Interoperability Committee, (ERIC) membership. He is an active member of APTA, APCO, IEEE, IACP and PMI. He has published research and technical papers in various professional magazines, and attended national conferences as the guest speaker.