Webinar on Building a Central Statistical Data Warehouse

17/05/2022 - 17/05/2022

Introduction

Statistical legislations issued by the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC) and the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) indicate. that the main objective of official statistics systems is to provide statistics, data, statistical services and analyses to the public users, supported by metadata, visualization and spatial data. It is essential that such statistics and data should be of high quality and published in a timely manner in order to be of use in making decisions related to economic, social and environmental policies and the national development.

The "Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics" adopted by the United Nations, along with other international organizations producing and using official statistics and data, emphasized that official statistics are a "public good" that access to them must be provided simultaneously to all users. Means of access to statistical data must take into account the convenience of users and their needs. Moreover, it would be useful if such statistics are sufficiently comprehensive, so that they are made available to the public in an easy and smart way without them having specialized statistical knowledge.

Recently, we have seen a data revolution that resulted in advanced technology, digital transformation and artificial intelligence. This revolution was not only about large amounts of data produced, but also about the increasing demand for it. This has led to increased pressure on national statistical organizations. This necessitates improving users’ access to what they need; including the standard data and indicators used to measure progress in achieving SDGs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Furthermore, Covid-19 pandemic has brought about changes in the lifestyle of the populations, their interaction with the surrounding environment, and the growing use of social media. This led to the use of huge amounts of data that can be used and employed in policymaking and decision-making, especially in preparing the Third National Development Strategy of the State of Qatar.

Opening Speech

His Excellency Mohammed Abdul Aziz Al Nuaimi
Assistant President of the Planning and Statistics Authority

Agenda

Agenda

Day : 17 May 2022

9:00 – 9:15 AM
Opening Session
  1. Opening: His Excellency Mohammed A-aziz M Alnaimi, Assistant President of the Planning and Statistics Authority
  2. Moderator: Dr. Ahmad Hussein, Planning and Statistics Authority
9:15 – 9:40 AM
Speakers:
  1. Ms. Jamaliah Jaafar, Executive Director at Malaysian Bureau of Labour Statistics (MBLS) of Department of Statistics, Malaysia (DOSM)
  2. Mr. Herzie Mohamed Nordin, Director at Integration and Data Management Division, Department of Statistics (DOSM)
9:40 – 10:05 AM
Speakers:
  1. Mr. Francesco Rizzo, Senior Executive Officer in The Italian National Statistical Institute (ISTAT)
10:05 – 10:25 AM
Question and Answer Session (Q&A)
10:25 – 10:30 AM
Break
10:30 – 10:55 AM
Speakers: Ms. Latifa Jaber Al-marri, Database and business intelligence expert at the Technical Affairs Department at the Ministry of Interior
10:55 – 11:20 AM
Speakers:
  1. Ms. Mirna Malaeb; Data & AI Solutions Specialist – Middle East Cluster at Microsoft
  2. Mr. Chady Haddad; Data and AI Lead – Middle East Cluster at Microsoft
11:20 – 11:50 AM
Question and Answer Session (Q&A)
11:50 – 12:00 PM
Closing
Workshop Objectives

Workshop Objectives

The Webinar aims to:

  1. Shed light on the importance of developing a Data Warehouse for all data users in Qatar and the role of national partnerships necessary to build the Data Warehouse.
  2. Identify the statistical, technical, and structural processes required for its operation and update.
  3. Learn about national experiences on new practices and approaches in this field.

Speakers

Speakers

Chady Haddad
Mr. Chady Haddad
Microsoft
Chady Haddad
Mrs. Mirna Malaeb
Microsoft
 Francesco Rizzo
Mr. Francesco Rizzo
The Italian National Statistical Institute (ISTAT)
Mr. Herzie Mohamed Nordin
Mr. Herzie Mohamed Nordin
Department of Statistics, Malaysia (DOSM)
Jamaliah Jaafar
Ms. Jamaliah Jaafar
Department of Statistics, Malaysia (DOSM)
Latifa Al Marri
Ms. Latifa Al Marri
Ministry of Interior
Dr. Ahmed Hussain
Dr. Ahmed Hussain
Planning and Statistics Authority
Speakers
The webinar will be attended by a large number of those involved in the field of statistics, data and computing, and data users from the government and private sectors, universities and research centers. This webinar will be organized online, using the Zoom application, with simultaneous translation available in Arabic and English. It will also be possible to receive questions from participants before and during the webinar.
Final Report

Final Report

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