ITS Norway has been selected to participate in a new ‘Peer learning network’ hosted by Microsoft and the ODI

ITS Norway has this week been announced as one of six organisations to take part in an international peer learning network for data collaborations.

The network is hosted by the Open Data Institute (ODI) and Microsoft through Microsoft’s Open Data Campaign, which aims to close the data divide and help organisations of all sizes to realise the benefits of data and the new technologies it powers

The goal of the peer learning network is to convene data collaborations of all sizes to enable them to learn from one another and access expert guidance and support to more effectively address the challenges they face.

ITS Norway has been chosen as one of the winning organisations.

The other five selected data collaborations are:

Jeni Tennison, Vice President and Chief Strategy Adviser at the ODI, said:

“It was exciting to see such a diverse range of projects, from across the globe, wanting to come together to learn from the ODI, Microsoft and, most importantly, each other. The selected data collaborations will seek to use shared and open data to tackle key global issues, including climate change, gender equality and disease control. This peer network should both help them to succeed and provide real world insights into what it takes to have a successful collaboration around data.”

Jennifer Yokoyama, Vice President and Chief IP Counsel at Microsoft, said:

“We’re delighted to bring together this first cohort of data collaborations for the new peer learning network in partnership with the ODI. The awardees are working on impressive and foundational work across domains and geographies. By assembling these data collaborations we can learn from each other and experts in data sharing, to ultimately help organizations that are looking to get more value from their data.”

Trond Hovland, Managing Director of ITS Norway said:

We are very excited to show our insights and our ability to develop knowledge through collaboration – and to look at the big picture when solving transport related challenges.

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