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Big Data Matters 3 – The need for timely statistics

Banner seminar big data matters 3 the need for timely data 1 april 2021Online seminar - Thursday, 1 April 2021, 10:00-12:30 (CET)

The Centre for Big Data Statistics (the Netherlands) and the ONS Data Science Campus (UK)

2020 was a remarkable year: the world was facing a new pandemic and people’s daily lives were changed considerably. ‘Het nieuwe normaal’ (the new normal) has been coined as a new phrase within Dutch society and politics. But what does the ‘new normal’ look like in terms of health, economy, mobility and the labour market? And how can policy makers respond swiftly to these changes in society? National statistical institutes provide insights into the state of society by way of official statistics. Now, more than ever, there is a great need for more timely statistics.

Big data matters when timeliness is crucial

In recent years, Statistics Netherlands and the Office for National Statistics, together with universities and knowledge institutes, have invested in research and the production of timely statistics. Big data combined with survey and administrative data sources offer new possibilities for creating timely and accurate statistics.

The programme

10:00 – 12:30

Keynote speakers:

Dr Bert Kroese [Deputy Director General of Statistics Netherlands].

Sir Ian Diamond [UK National Statistician]

5 min Break

The urgency of timely statistics in the United Kingdom as a consequence of Brexit and the COVID-19 outbreak.

The creation of timely statistics on the labour market and an illustration of ‘the new normal’ in the Netherlands.

5 min Break

Panel Discussion

Closing

Coronadashboard
Part of CBS dashboard showing the “new normal” with respect to different themes.

Language

The online seminar will be held in English.

Location

Zoom. The login code will be sent to you upon registration.

Watch later

Afterwards you can view the presentations on the CBDS website.

Register

Participation in Big Data Matters 3 is free of charge. Attendants can register here. If you have any questions, please email us at: bigdatamatters@cbs.nl.