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The Chair and the presenters of the BDES 2020 online sessions (23 to 30 November 2020) are briefly introduced below, in chronological order of the sessions.

Conference Chair

Marc Debusschere

Statbel (Statistics Belgium, BE) - ESSnet Big Data II Deputy coordinator, responsible for internal and external communication and collaboration

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Marc Debusschere is Statbel's Coordinator Administrative & Big Data, with as previous professional positions: heading the Short Term Indicators unit, Director Information & Communication and Spokesperson, Quality Manager, and builder and first Editor-in-chief of Eurostat's online publication platform Statistics Explained.

His present mission mainly consists of connecting to big data statistics stakeholders at the level of Belgium and its regions, EU and internationally, in administrations, academia and business, and in actively engaging in national and European big data projects to foster the adoption of new data sources and smart statistics in Statbel's statistical output.

Session 1 - Introduction

Monday 23 November 2020, 10:00-12:00 CET

Peter Struijs

CBS (Statistics Netherlands, NL) - ESSnet Big Data II Coordinator

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Peter Struijs is the overall coordinator of the ESSnet Big Data. He has also been engaged, in various roles, in the UN Global Working Group on Big Data for Official Statistics, in ESS groups that aim at obtaining access to privately held data for official statistics and in the management of the Center for Big Data Statistics of Statistics Netherlands.

Before big data became prominent, Peter held the position of Head of Unit for process development and quality management at Statistics Netherlands.

Earlier, he worked at Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the EU, as Head of Section for business registers. He started work in statistics as a methodologist, and he is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.

Albrecht Wirthmann

Eurostat - ESSnet Big Data II project manager

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Albrecht Wirthmann is deputy head of the unit for methodology and innovation in official statistics at Eurostat where he is focussing on developing and implementing the concept of Trusted Smart Statistics.

As a member of the Eurostat task force Big Data, he coordinated the implementation of the Big Data action plan and roadmap aiming at exploring new data sources for the European Statistical System.

In 1999, he started working at Eurostat contributing to the preparation of the INSPIRE directive that established a digital infrastructure for geographic information in the European Union.

Session 2 - WPF Process and architecture

Monday 23 November 2020, 14:00-16:00 CET

Monica Scannapieco

Istat (Statistics Italy, IT) - Workpackage Leader WPF

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Monica Scannapieco is currently head of the Division “Information and Application Architecture” of the Directorate for Methodology and Statistical Process Design at Istat, the Italian National Institute of Statistics.

She earned a University Degree in Computer Engineering with honors and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at SAPIENZA - Università di Roma. She is author of papers on data quality, privacy preservation and data integration published in the leading conferences and journals in databases, information systems and statistics areas.

She has been involved in several European projects on data quality, data integration, open data and Big Data.

Sónia Quaresma

INE (Statistics Portugal, PT) - Contributor WPF

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Sónia Quaresma has a Computer Science degree with a major in Artificial Intelligence from IST - Lisbon and a master in Information Management - NOVA IMS Lisbon.

She currently works at the Portuguese NSI - INE in the IT & Methodology department in the Data Warehouse Team.

Bernhard Fischer

Destatis (Statistics Germany, DE) - Contributor WPF

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Bernhard Fischer is a data engineer in the Competence Center for Analytics at Destatis, the German Federal Statistical Office.

He is working on developing Destatis' big data infrastructure and integrating new data sources into production.

His current projects include setting up development infrastructures for R and Python and supporting a development team as a scrum master.

Tauno Tamm

Statistics Estonia (EE) - Contributor WPF

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Tauno Tamm is working in Statistics Estonia as Chief Data Officer. He is also responsible for leading a small team of developers.

Having a background in IT and data management, his role is wider and includes the technical development side as well.

He has been taking part in various ESS initiatives.

Remco Paulussen

CBS (Statistics Netherlands, NL) - Contributor WPF

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Remco Paulussen is a senior business analyst / architect with a strong track record in building and delivering efficient and effective business and IT solutions.

His strengths are to bring people together, motivate them and create valuable results. His core competences are Enterprise architecture, Continuous improvement, Lean Operational Management, Lean (Six Sigma), Change management and Business analysis.

Peter Stoltze

DST (Statistics Denmark, DK) - Contributor WPF

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Peter Stoltze is head of Methodology and Analysis at Statistics Denmark, the national statistical institute of Denmark.

He has 15 years of experience within official statistics, and has primarily worked within survey sampling and seasonal adjustment.

Session 3 - WPB Online job vacancies

Tuesday 24 November 2020, 10:00-12:00 CET

Tomaž Špeh

SURS (Statistics Slovenia, SI) - Workpackage Leader WPB

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Tomaz Speh works at the Statistical Office of Slovenia as Head of IT production and infrastructure. He is leading a team of systems engineers and developers in the delivery of technical systems and components.

As the person responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for introducing big data sources and technologies into statistical production, he is also leading a small team of data scientists.

He is actively contributing to international collaboration projects and groups: ESSnet on Big data phase II, UN Modernization Projects, and the ESS Big Data Task Force.

Jakob de Lazzer

Destatis (Statistics Germany, DE) - Contributor WPB

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Jakob de Lazzer is a researcher at the department of Labour Statistics at Destatis and contributor to WPB - Online job vacancies.

Prior to that, he worked at, and received his Ph.D. from Humboldt-University Berlin, where he specialised in Econometrics and Labour Economics.

Črt Grahonja

SURS (Statistics Slovenia, SI) - Contributor WPB

Črt Grahonja is a Senior Counselor at the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia.

He finished a Master's Degree in Financial Mathematics at the University of Ljubljana in 2017 and started working as a Data scientist at the Office in the same year. His main tasks include web scraping, scraped data analysis and text mining, machine learning and time series forecasting/nowcasting.

He has worked in the previous and current ESSnet Big Data projects, being involved in the Online Job Vacancies and Early Estimates workshops. He also takes part in the European Big Data Task Force as part of the Slovenian representative team.

Francis Saucy

FSO (Statistics Switzerland, CH) - Contributor WPB

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Francis Saucy, PhD, has been working for 20 years at the Swiss Federal Statistical Office.

He is in charge of the Quarterly Business Survey on employment and job vacancies.

Francis currently leads a team of motivated young data scientists involved in innovation projects (small area estimates, Online job advertisements)

Session 4 - WPC Enterprise characteristics

Tuesday 24 November 2020, 14:00-16:00 CET

Galya Stateva

NSI (Statistics Bulgaria, BG) - Workpackage Leader WPC

Presentation: WPC work: Enterprise characteristics from web data - achievements

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Dr. Galya Stateva has over 24 years of working experience in the BNSI in various expert and management positions.

Her key qualifications are mainly connected to maintaining the QMS (Quality Management System) of BNSI, implementing the SDMX statistical and technical standards, and big data sources in official statistics.

During the last five years, she was mainly engaged as an expert in ESSnet Big Data I and as WPC leader in ESSnet Big Data II, exploring the various types of big data sources and their usage in official statistics.

Aidan Condron

CSO (Statistics Ireland, IE) – Contributor WPC

Presentation: ESS webscraping policy template

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Dr. Aidan Condron holds an MSc in Social Research Methods from the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex and a Phd in International Politics ffrom Aberystwyth University.

He held previous data positions with the UK Data Service and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and currently leads on big data with the CSO's Secondary Data Sources and innovation team.

Olav ten Bosch

CBS (Statistics Netherlands, NL) - Contributor WPC

Presentation: Functional production prototypes for URLs Retrieval (use-case 1) and Variables in the ICT usage in enterprise survey (use-case 2)

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Olav ten Bosch is a project manager at Statistics Netherlands, with a background in Theoretical Computer Science and a PhD in Electrical Engineering.

He works in data-intense and international standardization projects. Subjects vary from statistical software, metadata standards, data visualization, data validation, web scraping, energy transition data to air quality.

Olav has been a member of various International working groups, task forces and standardization committees and was involved in many national and international research projects in this area. More info at https://nl.linkedin.com/in/olavtenbosch.

Donato Summa

Istat (Statistics Italy, IT) - Contributor WPC

Presentation: Application and Information architecture for OBECs

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Donato Summa is currently working as a technician in the Division “Information and Application Architecture” of the Directorate for Methodology and Statistical Process Design at Istat (8 years in the firm), the Italian National Institute of Statistics.

He earned a University Master Degree in Computer Science with honors at Università degli Studi della Basilicata and worked in the private sector as a programmer and technical consultant. He is author of papers on Web Scraping and has been involved in several European projects on Big Data.

His main areas of interest are in Programming, Big Data and Data Science.

Jacek Maślankowski

GUS (Statistics Poland, PL) - Contributor WPC

Presentation: Starter Kit for NSIs

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Jacek Maślankowski, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of Gdańsk and consultant in Statistics Poland (Regional Statistical Office in Gdańsk).

He published ca. 50 research papers, mostly focusing on business intelligence and big data. He was involved in several research projects concerning the use of big data in data analytics.

Jacek also teaches five different courses related to big data at the University of Gdańsk.

Heidi Kühnemann

Statistics Hesse (DE) - Contributor WPC

Presentation: Use-case 5 Amazon Seller data

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Heidi Kühnemann worked on webscraping for enterprise characteristics already during her master's degree in Methodology and Statistics (Utrecht University) at Statistics Netherlands.

After graduating, she continued her research about the usage of internet data for official statistics at Destatis.

Recently, she switched to Statistics Hesse. There, she works on finding enterprise URLs for the Statistical Business register as well as identifying enterprises that participate in e-commerce using internet data.

Session 5 - WPD Smart energy

Wednesday 25 November 2020, 10:00-12:00 CET

Arko Kesküla

Statistics Estonia (EE) - Workpackage Leader WPD

Arko Kesküla is a data scientist/engineer in Statistics Estonia and he is currently leading WPD – Smart Energy. He’s background is in chemistry (artificial muscles) and computer science (robotics and human interactions) and he’s a firm believer of KISS philosophy.

Johan Fosen

SSB (Statistics Norway, NO) - Contributor WPD

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Johan Fosen is Senior Adviser at the Division for Methods at Statistics Norway, and he has a background in mathematical statistics with a Ph.D in biostatistics.

At Statistics Norway, his main methodological focus has been on the use of registers and data integration.

Session 6 - WPE Tracking ships

Wednesday 25 November 2020, 14:00-16:00 CET

Remco Paulussen

CBS (Statistics Netherlands, NL) - Workpackage Leader WPE

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Remco Paulussen is a senior business analyst / architect with a strong track record in building and delivering efficient and effective business and IT solutions.

His strengths are to bring people together, motivate them and create valuable results. His core competences are Enterprise architecture, Continuous improvement, Lean Operational Management, Lean (Six Sigma), Change management and Business analysis.

Anna Bilska

GUS (Statistics Poland, PL) - Contributor WPE

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Anna Bilska is Head of the Maritime Statistics Centre (Statistical Office in Szczecin).

The Centre is tasked with running the system of maritime statistics, including organising surveys, doing methodological work, compiling and disseminating the returns of those surveys, as well statistical analyses on maritime economy.

She took part in ESSnet Big Data with regard to AIS data.

Michał Bis

GUS (Statistics Poland, PL) - Contributor WPE

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Michał Bis is head of the Data Engineering Center at Statistics Poland (Regional Statistical Office in Szczecin), and he holds a M.Eng. in Electronics and Telecommunications.

He is leading a team of developers responsible for conducting work on the use of new technologies and data sources to improve the production of statistics, development and implementation of IT systems for the purpose of statistical surveys in the fields of what the Statistical Office is focused on (i.e. maritime economy, transport, science and technology).

He is involved in projects and groups related to the Automatic Identification System (AIS): ESSnet Big Data, UN Global Working Group (GWG) AIS Task Team.

Eleni Bisioti

ELSTAT (Statistics Greece, EL) - Contributor WPE

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Eleni Bisioti is a system analyst, software & web developer.

She has 33 years of experience at ELSAT. She has developed applications for various domains and the last 5 years she specialised in the development of applications for the utilisation of new data sources and Big Data for official statistics.

She works in the Administrative and Big Data Section.

Tessa de Wit

CBS (Statistics Netherlands, NL) - Contributor WPE

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Tessa de Wit is a statistical researcher at Statistics Netherlands, with a PhD in experimental neuroscience.

Since 2008 she is working on the innovation and publication of different types of statistics, currently at the Traffic and Transport team where she is involved in the use of AIS for (official) statistics.

Wai King Meijer-Cheung

CBS (Statistics Netherlands, NL) - Contributor WPE

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Wai King Meijer-Cheung is a statistical researcher at Statistics Netherlands, with a MSc in Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Since 2006 she is working on the National Accounts, currently at the Environmental Accounts team where she is involved in the Air Emissions Accounts.

And Wai King has been an active member of the Task Force on Air Emissions Accounts, Eurostat.

Christina Pierrakou

ELSTAT (Statistics Greece, EL) - Contributor WPE

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Christina Pierrakou has over 15 years of experience at Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) in various expert and management positions. Her current position is Head of Quality and Certification of Statistics Section. Subjects vary from quality in statistics to webscraping and AIS data.

She holds an MSc in Applied Mathematics from the School of Applied Mathematical and Physics Science at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).

Christina has been an active member of the Task Force of Big Data, the UN Global Working Group (GWG) AIS Task Team, the Working Group on Quality in Statistics and the Steering Committee Qual. As a member of the GWG AIS Task Team, she has contributed to the Live AIS Handbook and participated in the AIS Data Week (March 2020). In the course of ESSnet Big Data I and II, Christina has been involved in analysing data from the Automated Identification System (AIS) and web-scraped data.

She has published research articles on statistics, data quality and AIS data in leading conferences and professional journals. More information at https://www.linkedin.com/in/christina-pierrakou-435b4512a/.

Sjoerd Schenau

CBS (Statistics Netherlands, NL) - Contributor WPE

Mark van der Spoel

CBS (Statistics Netherlands, NL) - Contributor WPE

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Mark van der Spoel is a statistical researcher at Statistics Netherlands, with an MSc in Econometrics and Operations Research.

Since 2015 he is part of the Traffic and Transport team where he is currently responsible for the Inland Waterway (IWW) statistics and therefore involved in the IWW working group.

Session 7 - WPK Methodology and quality

Thursday 26 November 2020, 10:00-12:00 CET

Alexander Kowarik

Statistics Austria (AT) - Workpackage Leader WPK

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Dr. Alexander Kowarik is head of the methods unit at Statistics Austria with more than 10 years of experience working at a NSI.

He is an active contributor to the R open source community with a focus on official statistics application.

Giovanna Brancato

Istat (Statistics Italy, IT) - Contributor WPK

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Giovanna Brancato has been working at Istat for 25 years, being responsible for the quality unit during the last 10 years.

She has been member in all most important international groups and task forces concerning quality and she has coordinated various international projects.

Recently, she left the quality function, having been appointed to the coordination of a new statistical register on education.

Piet Daas

CBS (Statistics Netherlands, NL) - Contributor WPK

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Piet Daas is a senior methodologist at the Department of Methodology of Statistics Netherlands where he leads the research on big data.

He is professor by special appointment of ‘Big Data in Official Statistics’ at the Eindhoven University of Technology where his work focuses on the development of big data methodology.

Apart from that, Piet teaches big data (online) at the University of Utrecht, University of Maryland, and the University of Mannheim.

Jacek Maślankowski

GUS (Statistics Poland, PL) - Contributor WPK

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Jacek Maślankowski, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of Gdańsk and consultant in Statistics Poland (Regional Statistical Office in Gdańsk).

He published ca. 50 research papers, mostly focusing on business intelligence and big data. He was involved in several research projects concerning the use of big data in data analytics.

Jacek also teaches five different courses related to big data at the University of Gdańsk.

Sónia Quaresma

INE (Statistics Portugal, PT) - Contributor WPF

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Sónia Quaresma has a Computer Science degree with a major in Artificial Intelligence from IST - Lisbon and a master in Information Management - NOVA IMS Lisbon.

She currently works at the Portuguese NSI - INE in the IT & Methodology department in the Data Warehouse Team.

Session 8 - WPG Financial transaction data

Thursday 26 November 2020, 14:00-16:00 CET

Johan Fosen

SSB (Statistics Norway, NO) Workpackage Leader WPG

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Johan Fosen is Senior Adviser at the Division for Methods at Statistics Norway.

He has a background in mathematical statistics with a Ph.D in biostatistics.

At Statistics Norway, his main methodological focus has been on the use of registers and data integration.

Alessandra Righi

Istat (Statistics Italy, IT) - Contributor WPG

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Alessandra Righi is an economic demographer. As a reference person of Istat Big Data Area, she coordinates a working group on financial transaction data for economic analysis (in a collaboration agreement with the Bank of Italy) and another one on telco data in a collaboration agreement with Vodafone Italy.

Previously, she was in charge of the Istat vital statistics, the European Community Household Panel Survey (ECHP) and the EU Business and Consumers surveys and before she worked for different national and international institutions (CNR, CNEL, IIASA). She participated in many projects in the European R&D framework projects, and in the UNECE and UN Statistical Commission context and she published over 70 scientific publications.

Giulio Perani

Istat (Statistics Italy, IT) - Contributor WPG

Pedro Campos

INE (Statistics Portugal, PT) - Contributor WPG

Session 9 - WPI Mobile network data

Friday 27 November 2020, 10:00-12:00 CET

David Salgado

INE (Statistics Spain, ES) - Workpackage Leader WPI

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David Salgado holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics, MA in Applied Statistics, BSc in Mathematics, and BSc in Physics.

He joined Statistics Spain (INE) in 2008 working as a methodologist involved in research activities regarding different aspects of the modernization of official statistical production (BPM standardization, statistical data editing, new data sources). Since 2016 he has been coordinating the work packages on mobile network data of ESSnet on Big Data I and II.

Since 2017 he is an associate professor at Complutense University of Madrid teaching at the European Master of Official Statistics (EMOS). He is an associate editor of Journal of Official Statistics (JOS) and Spanish Journal of Statistics (SJS).

Sandra Hadam

Destatis (Statistics Germany, DE) - Contributor WPI

Sandra Hadam is a member of academic staff at the Institute for Research and Development in Federal Statistics at Destatis and holds an MSc in Economics from the Freie Universtität Berlin.

Her research interests focus on mobile network data and its possible uses in official statistics.

In addition, she is currently doing her PhD as an external PhD student at the Freie Universtität Berlin on the topic of the use of mobile network data in official statistics.

Bogdan Oancea

INS (Statistics Romania, RO) - Contributor WPI

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Bogdan Oancea is currently the head of the Innovative Tools in Official Statistics Department at the Romanian National Institute of Statistics where he works in the area of integrating unconventional data sources into the current production of official statistics.

Bogdan is also full professor of computer science at the University of Bucharest. He is author of more than 100 scientific papers in the field of Big Data, statistical data analysis, machine learning, scientific computing, parallel algorithms and economics.

He earned a B.Sc. in Physics at the University of Bucharest, a B.A. in Computer Science at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and a Ph.D in parallel algorithms for scientific computing also from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. He has been involved in several European and national research projects.

Tiziana Tuoto

Istat (Statistics Italy, IT) - Contributor WPI

Tiziana Tuoto, statistician, is the project manager for data integration methods at the Italian National Institute of Statistics, Directorate for Methodology and Statistical Process Design.

Her main fields of research interest are survey methodology, statistical methods for data integration, record linkage, non-sampling errors, population size estimation, statistical methods for multi-source statistics, and big data for official statistics.

She has been involved in many European and international founded projects in the field of data integration and for the use of big data in official statistics. She collaborates with several international organisations, providing lectures and on-the-job training.

Milena Suarez-Castillo

Insee (Statistics France, FR) - Contributor WPI

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Milena Suarez-Castillo is a data-scientist/econometrician at the SSP Lab, the statistical innovation unit of Insee. She works on the use of mobile phone data for official statistics and also in health and environmental econometrics.

She is a graduate of ENSAE, Ecole Polytechnique, and Cambridge University.

Session 10 - WPH Earth observation

Friday 27 November 2020, 14:00-16:00 CET

Marek Morze

GUS (Statistics Poland, PL) - Workpackage Leader WPH

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Marek Morze is the director of the Regional Statistical Office in Olsztyn.

He has many years of extensive experience in data processing and statistical research in the field of agriculture and demography.

He participated in many international projects related to data validation and modernization of statistical agricultural surveys.

Bertrand Ballet

SSP (Ministry of agriculture and food – Department of statistics – FR) – Contributor WPH

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Bertrand Ballet is a data engineer of the national institute of statistics (INSEE) with a master degree in Economics, currently working at the Ministry of Agriculture as project manager of the french statistical survey on land cover and land use.

Rossano Figueiredo

INE (Statistics Portugal, PT)- - Contributor WPH

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Rossano Figueiredo is a senior GIS technician of the Geoinformation Unit responsible for Spatial Data Infrastructure at Statistics Portugal.

Rossano has a Degree in Geography and Regional Planning, a Master Degree in Urbanism and Land Planning and a Post-graduation in GIS.

His professional experience relies in public institutions concerning mainly to GIS, spatial analysis and territorial indicators. Currently is taking a PhD in Geography and Territorial Planning oriented to the subject of statistical and geospatial data integration.

See also https://www.linkedin.com/in/rossanofigueiredo/.

Maren Köhlmann

Destatis (Statistics Germany, DE) - Contributor WPH

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Maren Köhlmann is working in the field of secondary data collection at Destatis. Together with her former colleague, Clara Schartner, and the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy she was contributing to WPH - Earth Observation.

Prior to joining the Federal Statistical Office, she worked as a political advidor to a federal ministry.

She is holding a master degree in economics of the University of Göttingen, Germany.

Magdalena Mleczko

GUS (Statistics Poland, PL) - Contributor WPH

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Magdalena Mleczko has a Ph.D. in technical sciences with specialisation in remote sensing.

She is currently a research assistant at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn and a consultant in Statistics Poland (Statistical Office in Olsztyn). Her research interest includes applied SAR satellite remote sensing especially in agricultural monitoring, wetland mapping, and application of SAR interferometry in ground displacement measurement.

Przemysław Slesiński

GUS (Statistics Poland, PL) - Contributor WPH

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Przemysław Slesiński is a GIS specialist at the GUS Regional Statistical Office in Olsztyn. He specialises in spatial analysis and remote sensing data processing.

He is involved in projects related to implementation of remote sensing methods in agricultural statistics and cooperates with national surveying institutions in this area.

He is also a member of the Polish Statistical Society and aloso works as IT specialist at University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn.

Maria Yli-Heikkilä

Luke (Natural Resources Institute Finland, FI) - Contributor WPH

Maria Yli-Heikkilä is a research scientist at the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) applying machine learning and satellite remote sensing technologies in developing new methods for statistical production.

She received the degree of M.Sc. (Tech.) in Industrial Engineering and Management in 2003 from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.

Her research interests lie in environmental indicators, knowledge discovery from data fusion, and Earth observation for agricultural monitoring.

Diego Zardetto

Istat (Statistics Italy, IT) - Contributor WPH

Diego Zardetto is First Technologist at the ‘Methodology and Statistical Process Design’ Directorate of Istat.

He earned a summa cum laude M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and completed a 15 months research fellowship at the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics.

He has been working at Istat since 2002, where he currently leads two long-term activity lines: (i) ‘Computation Methods and Statistical Treatment of Big Data’ and (ii) ‘Big Data: Access and Data Preparation’.

Session 11 - WPJ Innovative tourism statistics

Monday 30 November 2020, 10:00-12:00 CET

Marek Cierpiał-Wolan

GUS (Statistics Poland, PL) - Workpackage Leader WPJ

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Marek Cierpiał-Wolan, Ph.D., has long-standing experience in Statistics Poland, currently Director of the Statistical Office in Rzeszow.

He is also Assistant Professor in the Department of Quantitative Methods of the University of Rzeszow, as well as author of almost 90 national and international publications including journals and monographs

He is manager and expert in international research projects, and organiser and active participant of numerous scientific conferences.

Session 12 - WPL Preparing smart statistics

Monday 30 November 2020, 14:00-16:00 CET

Natalie Rosenski

Destatis (Statistics Germany, DE) - Workpackage Leader WPL

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Natalie Rosenski is head of the section "Methods of Secondary Data Collection" and has more than 10 years of experience at Destatis.

The main fields of her work concentrate on mobile network and remote sensing data.

Alexander Kowarik

Statistics Austria (AT) - Contributor WPL

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Dr. Alexander Kowarik is head of the methods unit at Statistics Austria with more than 10 years of experience working at a NSI.

He is an active contributor to the R open source community with a focus on official statistics application.

Olav ten Bosch

CBS (Statistics Netherlands, NL) - Contributor WPL

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Olav ten Bosch is a project manager at Statistics Netherlands, with a background in Theoretical Computer Science and a PhD in Electrical Engineering.

He works in data-intense and international standardization projects. Subjects vary from statistical software, metadata standards, data visualization, data validation, web scraping, energy transition data to air quality.

Olav has been a member of various International working groups, task forces and standardization committees and was involved in many national and international research projects in this area. More info at https://nl.linkedin.com/in/olavtenbosch.

Marie-Pierre de Bellefon

Insee (Statistics France, FR) - Contributor WPL

Georgi Christov

On behalf of BNSI (Statistics Bulgaria, BG) - Contributor WPL

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Georgi Christov is founder and CEO of Mimirium.

He has 12+ experience as a project manager, and is an expert in blockchain and business processes.

Johan Fosen

SSB (Statistics Norway, NO) - Contributor WPL

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Johan Fosen is Senior Adviser at the Division for Methods at Statistics Norway.

He has a background in mathematical statistics with a Ph.D in biostatistics.

At Statistics Norway, his main methodological focus has been on the use of registers and data integration.