Data Analytics Leader SAS Joins ITF Corporate Partnership Board

Data analysis will enhance a wide range of mobility, transport and policy efforts

SAS, the US-based data analytics company, has become a member of the Corporate Partnership Board of the International Transport Forum (ITF). SAS will work with the ITF on projects around data-driven transport policy, shared mobility, and decarbonizing transport.

Analytics leader SAS has worked with governmental organizations and the private sector on transport and mobility projects for years. By joining the ITF Corporate Partnership Board, SAS will help develop a strong relationship between the data collected in and around the transport sector and the decision making by public and private entities that will ensure sustainable mobility and economic prosperity into the future.

The ITF is an intergovernmental organization with 57 member countries that facilitates global dialogue for better transport. It acts as a think tank for member governments and organizes an annual summit of transport ministers. The CPB is the ITF’s platform for engaging with the private sector and to enrich global transport policy discussion with a business perspective.

José Viegas, Secretary-General of the ITF, said: “We look forward to working closely with SAS as our newest member to the Corporate Partnership Board. Their powerful analytics and extensive industry experience, as well as their insights, will greatly contribute to our projects alongside our other industry partners.”

The members of the ITF Corporate Partnership Board include AB InBev, Abertis, AeroMexico, Brisa, China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO Group), ExxonMobil, Ford, Google, Here, IBM, Incheon International Airport, Inrix, Kapsch TrafficCom, Michelin, Nissan Motor Corporation, NXP, PTV Group, SAS, SNCF, Total, Toyota, Transdev, Uber, Venice Port Authority, Volvo Cars and Volvo Group.

More information about the ITF’s Corporate Partnership Board, including recent work on autonomous driving, car sharing, big data and logistics performance is available at http://www.itf-oecd.org/CPB.

About the International Transport Forum

Who we are. The International Transport Forum is an intergovernmental organisation with 57 member countries. It acts as think tank for transport policy and organises the Annual Summit of transport ministers. ITF is the only global body that covers all transport modes. The ITF is administratively integrated with the OECD, yet politically autonomous.

What we do. ITF works for transport policies that improve peoples’ lives. Our mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the role of transport in economic growth, environmental sustainability and social inclusion and to raise the public profile of transport policy.

How we do it. ITF organises global dialogue for better transport. We act as a platform for discussion and pre-negotiation of policy issues across all transport modes. We analyse trends, share knowledge and promote exchange among transport decision-makers and civil society. ITF’s Annual Summit is the world’s largest gathering of transport ministers and the leading global platform for dialogue on transport policy.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 83,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

 

 

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