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Provisional program and expected speakers

The agenda is not final and it is subject to minor changes or additions

Fernando Reis is member of Eurostat big data task-force. He's involved in the discussion of strategic issues concerning big data and statistical production, including methodology, quality, skills, ethics, communication, legislation, big data policy and IT infrastructure. He oversees big data pilot experiments and conduct some studies himself.

Fernando Reis

Eurostat

Graduated at in Law at the Wroclaw Univesity(Poland) and pursued postgraduate studies in European Law at the R.Schuman University (Strasbourg) and College of Europe (Brugge). Joined the European Commission in 2005 (DG Freedom, Security and Justice–currently DG HOME) and followed various migration related files(international protection, irregular and legal migration as well as  external relations)

Pawel Busiakiewicz

Acting Head of Unit for Knowledge Hub for Migration and Security in DG HOME

Emanuele Baldacci

Director

Vladimir Kvetan s involved in Cedefop's projects related to skill needs analysis. His major responsibilities relate to forecasting skill supply and demand in Europe. Currently he leads works on the new Cedefop project focusing on real-time labour market information and online vacancy analysis.

Vladimir Kvetan

Cedefop

Ineke Stoop is Chief Methodologist at The Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP. She is chair of the European Statistical Advisory Committee and Deputy Director Methodological of the European Social Survey. Dr. Stoop's research interests are survey quality, cross-national comparability and nonresponse.

Dr Ineke Stoop

Chief methodologist at The Netherlands Institute for Social research/SCP

Gilles Babinet is a French multi-entrepreneur, born in 1967 in Paris. Since 1989, he created 9 companies in various areas, such as mobile music (Musiwave, sold $139M in 2006), co-creation (Eyeka), Big Data marketing (CaptainDash)…. Since 2012, Gilles is the French Digital Champion, representing France at the European Commission for the digital topics.

Mr Gilles Babinet

He holds PhD by Complutense University. His research include intra-European mobility and the labour market integration of migrants. He is an external expert for LINET and the European Migration Network. He has participated in 14 research projects, authored or co-authored 3 books and 20 scientific articles (in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, International Sociology and Social Compass).

Dr Mikolaj Stanek

Assistant professor at University of Salamanca

Dr. Jean-Michel Lafleur is a Research Associate at the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS) and Associate Director of the Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies of the Université de Liège. He holds an ERC starting grant (MiTSoPro) and works on immigrants' access to social protection.

Dr Jean-Michel Lafleur

Associate Director at Université de Liège - Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies

Economist from University of Copenhagen. Responsible for EU-SILC and dissemination of income statistics at Statistics Denmark.

Mr Jarl Quitzau

Senior adviser at Statistics Denmark

Dr Serge Allegrezza studied economics and management at the universities of Liège and Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium. He holds a Master in Economics and a Phd in Applied Economics. He is the Director General of the Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (STATEC) since April 2003. He is also the Head of the Competitiveness Observatory (Ministry of Economy) since 2005.

Dr Serge Allegrezza

Director at STATEC

Ursula Till-Tentschert is a senior statistician at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). She worked previously at the Austrian statistical office and was lecturing statistics and applied poverty and social research at the University of Vienna. She has published a number of articles and book chapters on income distribution, poverty and social exclusion in Austria.

Ms Ursula Till-Tentschert

Senior Statistician at European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Rossalina Latcheva holds a PhD in sociology and is currently appointed as a senior statistician at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Freedoms and Justice Department in Vienna (FRA). Her areas of expertise with respect to FRA’s work include: migration and integration; discrimination, xenophobia and ethnic exclusion; gender-based violence; and mixed methods research.

Dr Rossalina Latcheva

Senior Programme Manager - Statistics and Surveys at European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

After finishing the secondary school, I attended Economic Faculty in Ljubljana, where I graduated in 1994. Immediately after graduation I employed by the Statistical Office. In the beginning I was responsible for Opinion Consumer Survey, in my career I was responsible also for Survey on Time Use, I worked by Population Census and after 2003 I am responsible for EU-SILC.

Mr Rihard Inglic

Senior consellor

Professor Emeritus (demography), University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and ex-director Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), The Hague (2003-2011). Chief Research Coordinator, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, and Head, Research Group on International Migration (2013-2016). Main research interest: international migration

Prof Frans Willekens

Honorary Fellow at Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI)

Professional area: social statistics and demography since 2011 and the labour market statistics since 1992 being employed in Romanian NSI since 1982; PhD in Economics. Deeply involved in development of model of estimation of international migration based on small area estimation techniques as well as in the development and use of free and open source software “R” for statistical production.

Dr Silvia Pisica

Director general at National Institute of Statistics

Carlos Farinha Rodrigues is professor of economics at Lisbon School of Economics and Management of Universidade de Lisboa. Is also adviser of the Statistics Portugal (INE). His main research interests lie in Income Distribution, Poverty and Inequality; Evaluation of Public Policies and Microsimulation. He was recently involved in the projects “GINI Growing Inequalities' Impacts” and “EUROMOD”.

Prof Carlos Farinha Rodrigues

Professor at Universidade de Lisboa / Statistics Portugal (INE)

Holly Sutherland is Director of EUROMOD, a Research Professor in the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the LSE. She has 30 years of experience of designing, building, using and promoting the use of tax-benefit microsimulation models for the analysis of the effects of public policies.

Prof Holly Sutherland

Professor and Director of EUROMOD University of Essex

Degree in Economics University of Oslo 1970 Employed In Statistics Norway 1971 . 2016 Research Department 1971 - 1994 Deputy Director Head of Department of Economic Statistics 1994-2008 Deputy Director General 2008 - 2015 President og IAOS 2006-2008 Member of several Statistical committees UN, OECD and Eurostat.

Olav Ljones

Retired from Statistics Norway

I have 20 years experience working within official statistics in a variety of areas. I currently work as a Principal Methodologist in the Big Data team in ONS. I am the work package leader in the Big Data ESSNet on web scraping for job vacancy statistics.

Mr Nigel Swier

Principal Methodologist at Office for National Statistics

Jean-Louis Mercy

Head of Unit

Barbara Kauffmann is director for employment and social governance in DG EMPL, dealing among other things with the European semester, social dialogue and analysis. She studied economics at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Florida (Ph.D.). After working for 4 years in Germany, she joined the Commission in 1991. 

Barbara Kauffmann

Director at European Commission

Mrs Kotzeva is currently Deputy Director-General at Eurostat, Statistical office of the European Union. She holds a doctoral degree in Statistics and Econometrics from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia and an executive education at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is associated professor at the University of National and World Economy, Sofia and was also a visiting professor in Econometrics in the Central European University in Budapest. She has published more than 30 articles in scientific journals and papers presented at international conferences.

Mariana Kotzeva

Eurostat

Emilia Saleiro is Economist and Deputy-Director of Demographic and Social Statistics at Statistics Portugal

Emília Saleiro

INE Portugal

Guy is CEO of the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen),which conducts many of the UK’s key national surveys.A social scientist,statistician & Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society,Guy has more than 20 years’ experience working in leadership roles in the Government Statistical Service.Guy was Head of Profession for Stats at ONS & the UK’s Director of Social Statistics supporting Eurostat.

Guy Goodwin

Chief Executive

Walter Radermacher studied business economics in Aachen and Münster.
He started his career at the Federal Statistical Office of Germany (Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland) in 1978. In 2003, Walter Radermacher is named Vice-president of the Federal Statistical Office and in 2006, he passed President. Since August 2008, Walter Radermacher is Director General of Eurostat.

Walter Radermacher

Eurostat

Martine Durand

Dr Serge Allegrezza studied economics and management at the universities of Liège and Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium. He holds a Master in Economics and a Phd in Applied Economics. He is the Director General of the Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (STATEC) since April 2003. He is also the Head of the Competitiveness Observatory (Ministry of Economy) since 2005.

Dr Serge Allegrezza

Director at STATEC

Igor Kuzma is a senior GIS expert at the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. His recent work mainly focuses on the development of web cartographic visualisation and dissemination systems and on big data. The latter includes the development of new methodologies and testing of various analytical and GIS tools to optimise the data analysis and production of applicable big data derivatives.

Mr Igor Kuzma

Statistics Slovenia

Sylvie Michaud is an Assistant Chief Statistician at Statistics Canada. She is responsible for the analytical studies branch, the methodology branch and the international relation programs, and for the statistical infrastructure including the various statistical registers, the administrative data division, the information management and standards.

Ms Sylvie Michaud

Assistant Chief Statistician at Statistics Canada

Head of Geography Policy and Research for the UK Office for National Statistics.

Mr Ian Coady

Head of Geography Policy and Research

He has an Actuarial Science degree at UNAM. He studied the Master of General Statistics at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, as well as a Masters in Economics of Education and Labor at the Carlos III University. He´s worked in several public offices such as INEGI, in the Presidency of Mexico and others.. Internationally, he chairs UN-GGIM Americas and co.chairs UN-GGIM.

Mr Rolando Ocampo

Vicepresident of the Governing Board

Guy is CEO of the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen),which conducts many of the UK’s key national surveys.A social scientist,statistician & Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society,Guy has more than 20 years’ experience working in leadership roles in the Government Statistical Service.Guy was Head of Profession for Stats at ONS & the UK’s Director of Social Statistics supporting Eurostat.

Guy Goodwin

Chief Executive

Professor of Demography, Warsaw School of Economics; Director, Institute of Statistics and Demography; Chair, Committee on Demographic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences; a member of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) 
She is the coordinator of the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) in Poland, the international research on family, gender and intergenerational relationships

Irena Kotowska

Director, Institute of Statistics and Demography

Agnieszka Piasna is a Senior Researcher in the Economic, Employment and Social policies unit, at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). Her research interests lie in the areas of job quality, women’s employment and labour market regulation. She has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge.

Agnieszka Piasna

Senior researcher

Born in 1957,  Member of the European Parliament since 1994.
Head of the French socialist Delegation, S&D coordinator of the Econ committee
Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, substitute rof the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, and of the Institutional Affairs Committee.  Substitute member of the TAXE and PANA special committees.
 

Pervenche Beres

Member of the European Parliament

Walter Radermacher studied business economics in Aachen and Münster.
He started his career at the Federal Statistical Office of Germany (Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland) in 1978. In 2003, Walter Radermacher is named Vice-president of the Federal Statistical Office and in 2006, he passed President. Since August 2008, Walter Radermacher is Director General of Eurostat.

Walter Radermacher

Eurostat

From 1998 to 2004, he was Luxembourg’s ambassador and permanent representative to the European Union in Brussels. From 2000 to 2001, he was also the personal representative of the Luxembourg Prime Minister at the Intergovernmental Conference preparing the Treaty of Nice. From 2002 to 2003, he furthermore represented the government as a deputy member at the meetings of the European Convention on the Future of Europe.

Nicolas Schmit

Minister for Labour, Employment and Social & Solidarity Economy, Luxembourg

Marianne Thyssen is European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility.

Commissioner Thyssen holds an MA in Law. From 1998-2008, she was Municipal Councillor in Oud-Heverlee. She was a Member of the European Parliament from 1991 to 2014. During this time she was also Head of the Belgian delegation of the EPP Group and First Vice-President of the EPP Group. From 2008-2010, Commissioner Thyssen was Party Leader of the Flemish Christian-Democratic party.​

Marianne Thyssen

European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility

Frank Espelage is Team leader LFS production and dissemination at Eurostat and has more than 12 years’ experience is LFS. His professional and education background is focused on Background in mathematics and statistics

Frank Espelage

Eurostat

Hannah Kiiver currently works on the development of labour market flows statistics from the Labour Force Survey. Before joining Eurostat in 2007, she was working on her PhD in economics of education at Utrecht University and PSE in Paris.

Hannah Kiiver

Eurostat

Aurel Schubert is Director General Statistics at the European Central Bank. Chairman of the Statistics Committee of the European System of Central Banks. Chairman of the Contact Group on Data of the European Systemic Risk Board and member of several Austrian and European statistical bodies. Before he was for 25 years working at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, 13 years as Director of Statistics.

Aurel Schubert

European Central Bank

Dr Sabine Bechtold

Head of Department Population, Finance and Taxes

Born in 1960, living and working in Paris (France), he is Full Professor and Director of Research at EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences), Director (and founder) of the Group of Pragmatic and Reflexive Sociology. Main domains of research: Sociology of risk and Sociology of Controversies, Science&Expertise, and Pragmatism.

Francis Chateauraynaud

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

Ralf Jacob works at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Integration where, since November 2015, he is in charge of the 'Thematic Analysis' unit which produces notably the annual and quarterly reviews on Employment and Social Developments in Europe. Previously, he devoted much of his career to issues of social protection and demographic ageing.

Ralph Jacob

European Commission, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Giovanni Salzano is a Statistician and Economist. He is Bloomberg news data editor covering Italian and European data.

Giovanni Salzano

Bloomberg, Rome

Niels Ploug is an economist and the Director of Social Statistics at Statistics Denmark since 2008. He is engaged nationally, at the European and the Global level in the work on SDG statistical indicators with a focus on the use of admin data and data disaggregation. He is responsible for the work on SDGs at Statistics Denmark and a Member of the UNECE Task Force on the SDG’s.

Mr Niels Ploug

Director or Statistics Denmark

Duncan Young lead the transformation and operations of the 2016 Australian Census. Duncan has tertiary qualifications in computer science, mathematics and public administration. Duncan has also worked at Statistics New Zealand and provided assistance to the 2009 Vietnam Census, 2014 Myanmar Census, UK’s Beyond Census 2011 Review and the UNSD's 2020 Census Principles and Recommendations.

Mr Duncan Young

Program Manager on Australian Bureau of Statistics

Anne Polivka is the Research Chief for the Employment Research and Program Development Staff in the Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. She has extensive experience in the collection of household data and the analysis of U.S. labor market data.

Dr Anne Polivka

Employment Research and Program Development Staff Research Chief
 

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