News 20 February

Ito World Appoints New Chief Product Officer to Drive Innovation and Product Development

Ito World, a global leader in transit data solutions, has announced the appointment of Andy Williams as their new Chief Product Officer. Williams is a highly experienced leader in the B2B information services sector with a proven track record of driving success through both organic initiatives and acquisitions. He brings more than two decades of experience in product management, product development, and operations, as well as a strong background in leading high-performing, global teams to identify and deliver best-in-class value propositions.

As Chief Product Officer, Williams will lead Ito World’s product development, product marketing, and innovation efforts, with a focus on delivering maximum value to their global customers. His expertise will be key in driving growth and expanding Ito World’s offerings.

“We’re thrilled to have Andy joining our team,” said Deborah Kobewka, CEO of Ito World. “His extensive experience in product development and management, combined with his ability to drive success through customer-oriented strategies, will be invaluable as we continue to solve complex transportation challenges around the world.”

Williams joins Ito World from Norstella, parent company of Evaluate, where he led Product Management for six years and drove the successful launch of Evaluate’s predictive analytics suite. Prior to Norstella, Williams served at Thomson Reuters for 17 years.

“I’m excited to join Ito World at such a pivotal time in their growth,” said Williams. “Ito World is at the forefront of digitally transforming transport and enabling millions of people to make more sustainable travel choices on a daily basis. I look forward to working with the team to continue driving innovation and delivering value to customers.”

About Ito World

Ito World solves transportation challenges across the globe for millions of travellers every day by delivering real-time transit data feeds that power the largest journey planners internationally, as well as a SaaS platform for cities, authorities, and operators.

With a focus on delivering data that is as close to the real-life experience of the traveller as possible, the organisation serves clients from all over the world, such as Apple, Google, The Department for Transport (DfT), Arriva, and Go-Ahead.

Ito World has deep expertise in transit data and systems, having worked with transit data in hundreds of cities. They combine this deep transit knowledge with tech developed by a team led by one of the UK’s foremost experts in real-time transit systems.

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