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05 April 2021

Virtual meeting
Bangkok

Open meeting

Stats Cafe no. 33

The Asia-Pacific Stats Café Series on "Mobile phone data for official statistics – addressing data accessibility, privacy, and regulatory issues" was held on Monday, 5 April 2021 from 12:00-13:00h (GMT +7).

About the session

This Stats Café will present the experiences of the National Statistical Offices of Indonesia, Republic of Korea and Georgia in addressing challenges of using mobile phone data in population and tourism statistics. It will also discuss the supporting efforts of the UN Committee of Experts on Big Data and Data Science for Official Statistics and the Task Team on Mobile Phone Data.

Asia-Pacific Stats Café Series: Mobile phone data for official statistics – addressing data accessibility, privacy, and regulatory issues
Tanja Sejersen
Tanja Sejersen
Statistician, UN ESCAP
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Welcome

Irina Bernal
Irina Bernal
Consultant, UN ESCAP
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Moderator

Karoly Kovacs
Karoly Kovacs
Data Innovation and Capacity Development Branch, UN Statistics Division
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He coordinates the work of the big data team, chairs the cross-division Task Team on e-learning, and supports the UN Committee of Experts on Big Data for Official Statistics (UNCEBD) and its task teams, particularly the Task Team on the Use of Mobile Phone Data. Earlier at UNSD/DESA, he was responsible for different statistical domains, he also worked on the United Nations Global LINK model. His educational background is in statistics / information theory. He graduated in 1982 from the Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, he worked as a lecturer at the same university. Later he became the head of National Accounts Division at the Central Statistical Office of Hungary. Karoly obtained his Ph.D. at the Academy of Science of Hungary in 1994 and joined the UN in 1997.

Esperanza Magpantay
Esperanza Magpantay
Senior Statistician, ICT Data and Statistics Division, ITU
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Ms Esperanza Magpantay is the Senior Statistician of the ICT Data and Analytics division of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), where she has been working since December 2000. She is responsible for the collection, harmonization and dissemination of ICT statistics. Ms Magpantay coordinates the work of the ITU Expert Groups on ICT indicators, the ITU’s representative at the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development and its Steering Committee, UN Inter-agency Expert Group on SDG Indicators and the UN Global Working Group on Big Data where she currently leads the its Task Team on mobile phone big data. She has represented ITU in international meetings including the UN Statistical Commission and the UN Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA), and in regional events giving presentations and trainings on ICT statistics. Before joining ITU, she worked for 7 years at the International Labour Office (ILO) in Geneva as a statistical officer. She has a degree in Statistics from the University of the Philippines and is a candidate in Master in Business Analytics and Big Data from IE University in Madrid, Spain.

Titi Kanti Lestari
Titi Kanti Lestari
Director of Finance, IT and Tourism Statistics, BPS Statistics Indonesia
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Titi Kanti Lestari has been works for BPS-Statistics Indonesia since 1983. Currently she is Director of Finance, Information Technology and Tourism Statistics. She is responsible to manage data collection, processing and analysis of finance, information technology and tourism statistics at BPS Statistics Indonesia. She is previously Director of Distributive Statistics, Head of Export Statistics Subdirectorate and Head of Expenditure Account Consolidation Section. Titi currently is member of International Statistics Institute (including IAOS and ISBIS), UN GWG on Big Data, UN MPD Task Team, UN AIS Task Team, UN WG on Globalisation dan Digitalisation, UN Sub Working Group on Curriculum and Guidance, ITU Expert Group on ICT Household Indicators.

Titi has Ph.D from Monash University Australia in Applied Econometrics, and has Master Degree in Economic Development from Wollongong University Australia. She also has Bachelor Degree in Financial Management from University of Indonesia and Diploma in Statistics from Academy of Statistics Indonesia.

Yumi Gil
Yumi Gil
Assistant Director, Big Data and Statistics Division, Statistics Korea
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Speaker

Mariana Jalaghonia
Mariana Jalaghonia
Chief Specialist, Population Census and Demographic Statistics Department, Geostat
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Mariana is the Chief Specialist at the Population Census and Demographic Statistics Department, at the National Statistics Office of Georgia – Geostat. In 2017, Mariana has been awarded Master of Science degree in Political Economy, University of Konstanz (Germany). She has joined Geostat in 2017.

Title Speaker/Presenter
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UN Committee of Experts on Big Data and Data Science: UN Global Platform, UNCEBD Task Teams Karoly Kovacs, UN Statistics Division, Data Innovation and Capacity Development Branch
UN Committee of Experts on Big Data and Data Science: Task Team on Mobile Phone data Esperanza Magpantay, Senior Statistician, ICT Data and Statistics Division, ITU
Mobile phone data for official statistics: Data Access, Privacy, Regulation Ms. Titi Kanti Lestari, Director of Finance, IT and Tourism Statistics, BPS Statistics Indonesia
Cases on the Analytical Use of Mobile Data  Ms. Yumi Gil, Assistant Director, Big Data and Statistics Division, Statistics Korea
Measuring human mobility with the use of MPD Ms. Mariana Jalaghonia, Chief Specialist, Population Census and Demographic Statistics Department, Geostat

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Statistics Division +66 2288 1234 [email protected]