Last March the Big Data Event organised by Eurostat with the support of DevStat Servicios de Consultoría Estadística (as a leader) in consortium with ISTAT, Dialogic, Verbivis and the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz Hochschule took place in Rome.
The Event was a complete success, during the two days of conferences we received at Quirinale Hotel more than 107 participants from 27 different countries arrived from international organisations as ECB, UNSD, UNECE, OECD, The World Bank, Berkeley University and the Universities of Pisa, Napoli, La Sapienza, Durham, London and GENES.
During the Event we talked about the Scheveningen Memorandum, Impact of Big Data on official statistics, opportunities and challenges, Methodology, quality and accreditation, learning and development, strategy, programming and planning, IT and security and shifting paradigm in official statistics.
Next step for Eurostat is to follow-up the implementation of the memorandum by adopting an ESS action and plan a roadmap by mid-2014.
At DevStat we are now looking for a new Event to organise.