Advancing Data Frontiers

11/09/2016 – 13/09/2016, Denver, USA

​SciDataCon 2016 seeks to advance the frontiers of data in all areas of research. This means addressing a range of fundamental and urgent issues around the ‘Data Revolution’ and the recent data-driven transformation of research and the responses to these issues in the conduct of research …more

Gathering Statisticians and Data Users

05/09/2016 – 08/09/2016, Manchester, United Kingdom
​The Royal Statistical Society​ will host its 2016 Annual Conference in Manchester – the European City of Science 2016. Because of the range of topics presented and discussed and the breadth of the audience, this conference is the only one in the UK where all statisticians and users of data gather together. So it’s the best forum to share information, network and learn from one another…more

September-December, 2015

As we approach the new year, the data revolution remains a lively topic of conversation. The following list of summaries blogs and articles shows commentaries on how the data revolution has advanced. If we have missed something, please contact us.   29 December 2015 Morten Jerven authors “Evidence based policy or policy based evidence? Supply…

Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago

30/07/2016 – 04/08/2016, Chicago, IL, USA
The JSM is the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America with more than 6,000 attendees from 52 countries and over 600 sessions. Topics range from statistical applications to methodology and theory to the expanding boundaries of statistics, such as analytics and data science. JSM also offers a unique opportunity for statisticians in academia, industry, and government to exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. Beginning statisticians (including current students) are able to learn from and interact with senior members of the profession…more

High-Level Political Forum 2016

11/07/2016 – 20/07/2016, New York, USA

​The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the central United Nations platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015. HLPF 2016 will be the first HLPF after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The forum is expected to start effectively delivering on its mandates to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations on the Agenda’s implementation and follow-up; keep track of progress; spur coherent policies informed by evidence, science and country experiences; as well as address new and emerging issues, and provide a platform for partnerships…more ​

July-September, 2015

As the international community prepares for the UN General Assembly where the Sustainable Development Goals will be officially adopted, there have been several important efforts to build the momentum of the data revolution. We provide summaries of reports, blogs, and articles on the topic of the data revolution below. If we have missed something, please…

The Challenges of Big Data and Emerging Data Economy

29/06/2016 – 30/06/2016, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

​The European Data Forum​ ​(EDF) is a meeting for industry professionals, researchers, policymakers and members of community initiatives to discuss the challenges of Big Data and the emerging Data Economy and to develop suitable action plans for addressing these challenges. Of special focus for the EDF are Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), since they are driving innovation and competition in many data-driven economic sectors. The range of topics discussed at the European Data Forum ranges from novel data-driven business models (e.g. data clearing houses), and technological innovations (e.g. Linked Data Web) to societal aspects…(e.g. open governmental data as well as data privacy and security)…more​

Unprecedented Open Data Collaboration in Ottawa

​Charting the course for future open data collaboration, the 3rd International Open Data Conference in Ottawa convenes prominent global leaders in the open data movement.  The conference builds a solid foundation for improving and extending the current efforts of the data revolution in four major areas: a global agenda for understanding the big picture, impact and building…

Improving the Quality of Official Statistics

31/05/2016 – 03/06/2016, Madrid, Spain

​The European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics (Q2016), hosted by Eurostat​ and the Instituto Nacional de ​Estadistica​, will cover relevant and innovative topics on data quality. These topics will range from the challenges and the new paradigm of quality in an information and knowledge-driven society including big data and multi-source statistics, to governance and management aspects like the ones linked to the ESS Vision 2020. Furthermore, as an open forum of debate, it represents an opportunity to introduce innovation in the measurement and management of the quality in statistical domains and in specific statistical products…more