March 18, 2018


New statistical opportunities and production models deriving from digitalisation of societies and Big Data

Preliminary draft Agenda

Please note that this is a working document.

Timing of interventions, papers, titles and speakers have not yet been confirmed

104th DGINS Conference, Bucharest, 10-11 October 2018

11:30-13:00 Registration
12:00-13:00 Welcoming coffee
13:00-13:30 Welcome and introduction Welcome address by:
Tudorel ANDREI, President of National Institute of Statistics of Romania
Mariana KOTZEVA, Director General of Eurostat
13:30-13:50 Keynote speech by Minister (tbc)
13:50-14:10 Keynote speech by Commissioner (tbc)
14:10-18:05 Session 1:
State of play: Big Data and Official Statistics
Chair: Tudorel ANDREI, President NIS-RO
14:10-14:20 Introduction by the Chair
14:20-14:40 Driving the Big Data Bus in the ESSnet – How far have we gone? (CBS)
14:40-15:00 Strategic developments at global level (DK, chair of GWG Big Data for Official Statistics)
15:00-15:15 Experiences with integration of Big Data into official statistics at the Korean Statistical Office, (KOSTAT)
15:15-15:35 Data Integration challenges - ICT survey and web scraped data from enterprise websites (ISTAT)
15:35-15:55 Coffee break
14:55-16:15 Experiences and best practice in developing new production processes for statistical products: price statistics
16:15-16:35 New approaches to time use and household budget statistics
16:35-16:55 Big Data inside the NSI: Is there a best practice? (CBS, ONS, or INSEE)
16:55-17:15 Data science skills and effective capacity building
17:15-17:35 Partnerships with stakeholders
17:35-18:05 Discussions and Conclusions
08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-13:00 Session 2:
Core issues of data governance 
Chair: Eduardo BARREDO CAPELOT, Director, Eurostat
09:00-09:30 Data governance issues illustrated in select use case: change in data production
- online job vacancies
- mobile network data
09:30-09:45 Privacy and data protection
- privacy-by-design in Official Statistics: Should it become a standard?
09:45-10:00 Statistical methodology: the role of open algorithms
10:00-10:15 Strategies in producing statistics with privately held data
10:15-10:30 New roles for Statistical Offices: Becoming statistics and data organisations?
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break
10:50-12:15 Group discussions on priorities for action and next steps in addressing common issues of data governance
12:15-13:00 Reporting from group discussions: Conclusions and next steps in addressing common issues of data governance
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-17:30 Session 3:
Towards trusted smart statistics
Chair: Dominik ROZKRUT, President Statistics Poland
14:00-14:20 Smart statistics explained: as a concept, as a technology, as a service
David HAND (tbc), Maurizio VICHI (tbc)
14:20-15:00 Smart statistics already happens: Examples from selected domains
- health
- urban mobility
15:00-15:10 A reference architecture for trusted smart statistics
15:10-15:30 The role of citizen science in statistical production systems of the future
Prof. Evelyn RUPPERT (tbc)
15:30-15:50 Engineering standards and official statistics: bridging the gap
Ansgar KOENE (tbc)
15:50-16:10 Trusted smart statistics for policy making
DG CNECT (tbc)
16:10-16:30 Coffe break
16:30-17:30 Panel discussion Strategic priorities for trusted smart statistics
Chair: … panel (DGs of NSIs, DG RTD, Data Protection Authority, Academia, …)
- roadmap towards trusted smart statistics
- implications for statistical research
- statistical office of the future
17:30-18:00 Bucharest Memorandum on trusted smart statistics and concluding remarks:
Mariana KOTZEVA, DG Eurostat