Join a world-class team working on solutions to improve road safety around the world.

Our Culture

In 2004, MIT professors Hari Balakrishnan and Sam Madden believed that using mobile sensing could help  make transportation safer. The two led the CarTel project, producing award-winning technologies and research  that are the origins of CMT.

From our start in 2010 to now, our products and the customers that are deploying them remain the heart of our company.  CMT is proud of the cohesive and people-oriented culture across all of our groups. Learn more about our values and culture below.

Our Core Values


We work together, ask questions, and hold each other accountable to deliver the best outcomes.


We apply creative thinking to all our work, forging new paths to solve complicated problems.

Customer Commitment

We put our customers first and treat them as partners in improving road safety worldwide.

Why our employees love working for CMT

I love our product. It is fast moving and impactful. I love our people. We have extremely smart and strategically thinking staff. I like how collaborative our departments are.

We are a White Hat product. The good guys making a difference in the lives of people. It's great to be around so many highly talented people all pulling on the oars to move the boat forward.

CMT maintains a worldwide vision, while protecting the start-up culture.

My project is tailor-made for my interests and skills, I love it!

Freedom to work on projects that allow me to use my skills but also grow them as well.

I like that we're making a tool that will help save lives by improving how consciously people drive and motivating them to drive well.

Leadership Team

Bill Powers

Bill Powers

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Bill has played a vital role in building and managing a number of successful organizations at companies like Swoop and As EVP/Sales at, his efforts shaped a sales organization that led to the company’s acquisition by NAVTEQ, and, subsequently, Nokia. He is recognized as a leader in emerging media and technology. He is a past member of the Sales Executive Council of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Additionally, Bill established the Luke Vincent Powers Foundation in memory of his son, Luke. He serves as the Foundation’s President, which supports disadvantaged children.

Hari Balakrishnan

Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Hari led the MIT CarTel project with Sam Madden, developing several award-winning papers and technologies that were the academic origins of Cambridge Mobile Telematics. He is also the Fujitsu Professor of Computer Science at MIT and a Director of Wireless@MIT. Before CMT, he co-founded StreamBase (acquired by TIBCO, was a founding advisor to Meraki (acquired by Cisco), and contributed to Sandburst (acquired by Broadcom), all MIT spin-offs. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2015.

Sam Madden

Sam Madden

Founder & Chief Scientist

In addition to co-leading the CarTel project with Hari Balakrishnan, Sam is a Professor of Computer Science at MIT and the Director of BigData@CSAIL, an industry-university collaboration to explore issues related to managing data that is too big, too fast, or too hard for existing data processing systems to handle. He is known for contributions to the field of database systems, including widely cited papers on topics related to managing sensor data, column-oriented databases, and databases-as-a-service and was a co-founder of Vertica (acquired by HP).