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​


Expert Group Meeting on Data Disaggregation

27/06/2016 – 29/06/2016, New York, USA

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and UNICEF are organizing an Expert Group Meeting on data disaggregation, to be held at the UNICEF House. The meeting is being convened to bring together statistical experts working on producing data by various types of disaggregation, such as age, sex, ethnicity, and others as specified in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…more


Esri User Conference

27/06/2016 – 01/07/2016, San Diego, USA

Make the most out of the Esri User Conference, where attendees will grow their GIS knowledge, hone their GIS skills, and, most importantly, build their GIS professional network. On day one, attendees will meet new people at the User Conference plenary, where Andrea Wulf will deliver an inspiring keynote address. Hang out with GIS rock stars on the opening night of the Map Gallery. The Thursday Night Party is a great place to connect with new and old friends. Also, be sure to check out other User Conference C fun happenings like the 5K run/walk, Family Night, and the User App Fair…more


Improving Transparency of Russian Statistics

24/06/2016, Moscow, Russia

Hosted by the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), this upcoming conference will gather representatives of civil society, scientific and business communities, along with federal government bodies and media. The conference is aimed at discussing new approaches to data dissemination, compliance and development of transparency, access to statistical data in the “Open Data” format, new domains of “Open Data” application in statistics.


#Data4Good: Machine Learning in Social Good Applications

24/06/2016, New York, USA

Hosted by Mount Sinai, University of Chicago, Bloomberg, and IBM Research, the goal of this workshop is to bring together experts from different fields of machine learning, statistics, data science, social sciences and social activism to explore the opportunities for machine learning in applications with social impact. The workshop will consist of: 1) invited presentations from the leading practitioners in the field, and 2) a series of 20 minute presentations on research that fits the theme of machine learning for social good; broadly construed, this could be machine learning related social good applications, or new machine learning methods or theory of particular interest for social good applications…more


Country Workshop on Access to New Data Sources for Official Statistics: Business Models for Big Data

22/06/2016 – 23/06/2016, Quezon City, Philippines

Hosted by the Philippines Statistics Authority and PARIS21, this workshop will explore the potential of harnessing data from non-traditional sources and players such as private companies for use in official statistics to contribute towards timely and regular monitoring of SDG indicators in the Philippines.  It will also present an opportunity for private companies to understand their potential role in data sharing and exchange for the benefit of the citizenry as part of their corporate social responsibility…more


Implementing the Common Statistical Production Architecture

22/06/2016 – 24/06/2016, Geneva, Switzerland

Hosted by UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and Eurostat, this workshop will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, at the premises of the United Nations. It is being organised in the context of the work of the High-Level Group on the Modernisation of Official Statistics. It aims to promote the use of the Common Statistical Production Architecture (CSPA), to facilitate the sharing of ideas and plans for modernising statistical production, and to identify opportunities for international collaboration activities. The workshop is primarily intended for staff of statistical organisations who are responsible for developing and implementing corporate IT solutions, as well as enterprise and information architects, methodologists and subject-matter specialists involved in the modernisation of statistical production…more