Big Data Matters - Towards Smart Statistics

Wednesday 27 September 2017
Brightlands Smart Services Campus, Smedestraat, Heerlen, Netherlands

UBDC Director Professor Vonu Thakuriah will be presenting on Mapping mobility: painting a more detailed picture of traffic and transport with big data at this event.

Big Data has the power to improve efficiency, accuracy and timeliness in information-led work practices, thus providing tools for enhanced policy support to governments and industries. This is why Statistics Netherlands (CBS) set up the Center for Big Data Statistics (CBDS) in September 2016.

On Wednesday, 27 September 2017 – exactly one year after the CBDS was established – we will take stock of the progress made over the past year during the seminar Big Data Matters – Towards Smart Statistics which will be held at the Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen. What are the results of big data innovation over the past year, both within and outside the CBS organisation? What kind of opportunities have we gathered from big data-driven work? What about challenges and issues, and more importantly, how do we take these on?