International Conference
ROAD to BERN
September 10, 2021 | Friday
9.00 am - 5.30 pm GMT +3
Rosstat, Moscow
39, Myasnitskaya St., bldg. 1
(entrance from Academician Sakharov Avenue) | ONLINE
International Conference “ROAD to BERN”
Moscow, Russia
About the event
In today's world, user needs come first. Statistics is no exception. It is important to take into account and meet the needs of data users without neglecting the quality of provided information. The “Road to Bern” conference is an opportunity for dialogue between official and private producers of statistical data and their consumers.

The format of interaction between producers of statistics and data users is constantly changing. We need a new dialogue that will allow IT companies and businesses to take a more active part in the creation and use of modern official statistics.

Another priority of the conference is to discuss the new types of data users are interested in, as well as the modern skills statisticians should have. How can data science be integrated into the broader picture of traditional statistical knowledge? And most importantly: how can new experience, original insights/new ideas, and breakthrough technologies affect statistics in general?

The Moscow conference is one of the five international events in the “Road to Bern” series in support of the 3rd UN World Data Forum. The event will be held in a hybrid format (participants can attend the event in person or connect online).
Date
September 10, 2021 | Friday
9.00 am - 5.30 pm GMT +3
Venue
  • Rosstat, Moscow, 39, Myasnitskaya St., bldg. 1
  • ONLINE
Language
Russian, English

International Conference “ROAD to BERN”

DRAFT AGENDA

September 10, 2021 | Friday


Moscow time GMT +3

09:00 am – 10:00 am
09:00 am – 10:00 am
Welcome coffee and registration
10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Conference opening
Opening remarks:

  • Pavel Malkov, Head of Rosstat
  • Georges-Simon Ulrich, Director General of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office
  • Tobias Privitelli, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Switzerland to the Russian Federation
  • Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the United Nations Statistics Division (video message)
  • Rikke Munk Hansen, Officer-in-Charge, Statistics Division, UNESCAP (video message)
  • Renaud Seligmann, Country Director for the Russian Federation, Europe and Central Asia (Zoom)
10:30 am – 10:45 am
10:30 am – 10:45 am
Coffee-break
10:45 am - 12:00 am
10:45 am - 12:00 am
Panel 1
WHAT DO DATA USERS WANT?
USER-DRIVEN STATISTICS.
Moderator: Maria Shklyaruk, General Director of the Center for Advanced Management Solutions

  • Haishan Fu, Director, Data Development Group, World Bank (video message)
  • Inna Medvedeva, Chairperson of the National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus (Zoom)
  • Johannes Jütting, Executive Director, Partnership on Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (Paris 21) (Zoom)
  • Athanasios Thanopoulos, President of Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT)
  • Andrey Klepach, Chief Economist of VEB.RF
  • Pavel Dubinin, Yandex Data Lens Project Manager
  • Maria Shklyaruk, General Director of the Center for Advanced Management Solutions
  • Georg Thiel, President of the Federal Statistical Office of Germany (video message)
  • Lynn Barr-Telford, Assistant Chief Statistician Social, Health and Labour Statistics, Statistics Canada (video message)
12:00 am - 12:15 pm
12:00 am - 12:15 pm
Q&A Session
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Panel 2

WHAT SHOULD A MODERN STATISTICIAN LOOK LIKE?
DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA SCIENCE AND TRADITIONAL STATISTICS.
Moderator: Stanislav Kudzh, Rector of MIREA -Russian University of Technology

  • Walter Radermacher, President of the Federation of European National Statistical Societies, Former Chief Statistician of the European Union(video message)
  • Pavel Malkov, HeadofRosstat
  • Georges-Simon Ulrich, Director General of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office
  • Stepan Mnatsakanyan, President of the Statistical Committee of the Republic of Armenia (Zoom)
  • Samat Nasirdinov, Chairman of National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Dario Buono, Team Leader of Methodology, European Master's Program in Official Statistics (EMOS) and European Statistical Training Programme (ESTP)(Zoom)
  • Alexander Isakov, Chief Economist for Russia and the CIS, VTB Capital JSC
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Q&A Session
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Coffee-break
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Panel 3

OFFICIAL STATISTICS AND PRIVATE DATA PRODUCERS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION.
Moderator: Dmitry Politov, Executive Director of Centrostat

  • Ian Diamond, National Statistician, Director General for Regulation, and the Second Permanent Secretary, UK Statistics Authority (video message)
  • Aurelia Spătaru, Deputy Head of National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova(Zoom)
  • Vladislav Onishchenko, President of the Center for Strategic Research
  • Mikhail Stepnov, Executive Director of Data Science, SberAI (tbc)
  • Sergey Avetisyan, Head of "Geoanalytics"
  • Steven Vale, Senior Statistician and UNECE Regional Adviser
  • Tadzio Schilling, Chief Executive Officer of Association of European Businesses
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Q&A Session
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Closing remarks

SPEAKERS
CONTACTS
Rosstat, Moscow, st. Myasnitskaya, 39, bldg. 1
(entrance from Academician Sakharov Avenue)

E-mail:international@gks.ru
Phone number: +7 495 607 41 41 (ext. 99 748)