Dan Collins is vice president and general manager of Urban Insights Associates, a subsidiary of Cubic Transportation Systems. Urban Insights provides transportation-specific consulting, services and technology that merge Cubic’s domain and technical expertise to empower transportation organizations to gather data, comprehend insights and act on them. Through the Urban Insights approach to business analytics, cities, transportation agencies and authorities can improve operations, reduce cost and better serve travelers through data-informed insights previously unavailable with standard reporting tools and methods.
Dan joined Cubic from IBM’s Smarter Solutions group, which brought together IBM resources in global consulting, software group products and lab services. At Smarter Solutions, Collins was focused on bringing business analytics, big data and cognitive computing products and solutions to the public sector. Prior to IBM, he was the deputy commissioner of Information Services at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and held various public works positions in New York City government. Collins was also a data analyst at the National Transportation Systems Center – now Volpe – in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He holds a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from Widener University