21 October to 21 October 2018Location
OPEN DAY Big Data UN Global Working Group for Official Statistics
On 21 October 2018, the Big Data United Nations Global Working Group (GWG) held in Dubai, UAE, an Open Day to demonstrate the Big Data UN Global Platform on Big Data for Official Statistics with live demos, hands-on presentations and panel discussions.
The Big Data UN Global Platform is a collaborative research and development environment for trusted data, services and applications already being used for a number of projects in partnership with technology companies, data providers and academia. The presentations has shown the global statistical community how to combine the latest technologies in order to improve the quality and relevance of official statistics.
The programme included presentations and demonstrations on:
- The Big Data United Nations Global Platform
- Agricultural crop and land cover statistics (Earth Observation data) – Canada, Poland, UNEP, -FAO, UNSD, Google, Microsoft
- Measuring Human Mobility (Mobile Phone data) – ITU, Indonesia, Positium, Eurostat, EU-JRC, Georgia, UNSD, Microsoft
- Analyzing Price Fluctuations (Scanner data) – Canada, Australia, Netherlands, UNSD, Nielsen
- Privacy Preserving Techniques