Dominik Rozkrut, President, Statistics Poland
Misha Belkindas, President, IAOS
Waldemar Tarczyński, President, Polish Statistical Association
Keynote address: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of WHO (pre-recorded message)
High Level Panel
The focus of the debate shall be on the role that the official statistics can and should play in the modern world, drawing a lesson from over two years of pandemic, where it showed resilience, a spirit of innovation and proved that without reliable, trustworthy data no valuable decision can be taken. Within the second strand of the opening discussion – in view of the recent war in Ukraine – it is suggested to adopt a broader approach to the tagline of the 18th IAOS conference, which is Worthy information for challenging times. The emergency response of the official statistics will thus cover a wider spectrum and tackle statistics, data, informed decision making in the time of disinformation, as well as the modern statistical research from the perspective of unfavorable conditions, crises, such as pandemics, military conflicts, political interference, and low quality of data produced.
The opening panel will discuss possible solutions and recommendations to nurture resilience, flexibility, data interoperability and innovations to handle different crisis scenarios better.
|Moderator||Misha Belkindas||IAOS President|
|Panelist||Mariana Kotzeva||Director General, Eurostat/European Commission (EC)|
|Panelist||Stefan Schweinfest||Director, United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)|
|Panelist||Paul Schreyer||Director, Statistics and Data Directorate at OECD, Chief Statistician|
|Panelist||Stephen Penneck||President, International Statistical Institute (ISI)|
|Panelist||Keunkwan Ryu||Commissioner, Statistics Korea (KOSTAT)|
|Panelist||Calogero Carletto||Manager, DECDG, World Bank|
|Panelist||Waldemar Tarczyński||President, Polish Statistical Association|
|Panelist||Dominik Rozkrut||President, Statistics Poland|