About the Forum

The concept of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0) has recently gained a momentum and sparked an increased number of technologies and applications. These IR4.0 technologies have resulted in an increased interest by experts who strive to employ IR4.0 and its applications to meet the needs of institutions and countries. There is no doubt to see the modern technological advancement as a top priority by nations due to the remarkable societal and developmental changes propagated by smart technologies. The term ‘smart’ or ‘intelligence’ is widely used to reflect the proper use of the technological progress in serving the needs of countries and institutions. Nowadays, there are Smart Governments, Industrial Intelligence, Smart Environment, Smart Health, Smart Education and many more of the lifestyles being supported by smart technological tools,

infrastructures and skills, often aimed at optimizing resources to easily achieve the goals and objectives.

When it comes to data science and statistics, we see countries and National Statistics Offices (NSOs) adopt and employ modern methods and tools to shape and develop statistics and data analytics. These modern methods serve and support policymaking, future foresight, prediction, and intervention efforts to improve economic and social development.

The traditional methods of data collection and data analysis alone are not sufficient to meet the ever-growing needs and expectations of policy makers who strive to make effective decisions in a timely manner.

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Speakers

Maha Sabt

Dr. Ahmad El Sayed

Dr. Malik Al-Wardy

Mohammed Hassanien

Schedule

  • 09:00 - 09:10

    A summary of the first day

    A summary of the first day

  • 09:10 - 10:25

    Third session: Remote Sensing and Satellite Images

    Session Moderator: dr. Aseel Al-Mansour - General Authority for Statistics - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    It is the data that is driven from administrative procedures and institutional systems represented in the process of registering transactions and requesting multiple and different services in the public and private sectors. These sources may produce data and statistical information that provide the necessary statistical and informational indicators in place of relying on internal statistical sources such as censuses and field surveys.

  • 09:10 - 09:25

                     General paper on the topic

    Accessibility statistics from non- traditional data sources to meet the needs of customers . Pasi Veikko Piela - Statistics Office - Finland

    Speakers:

    Pasi Veikko Piela

  • 09:25 - 10:25

                     Country and experts experiences

    Remote Sensing Data (09:25-09:40) Mohammad Hassan - Federal Competitiveness And Statistics Authority- United Arab Emirates

    Using algorithms to find urban growth and population estimates(09:40-09:55) Olivia Jimena -National Institute of Statistics and Geography- Mexico

    Land degradation project summary .(09:55-10:10) Malik Al-Wardy-Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs- Sultanate of Oman

    Speakers:

    Dr. Malik Al-Wardy

    Mohammad Hassan

    Olivia Jimena

  • 10:25 - 10:45

    Break

    break

  • 10:45 - 12:00

    Fourth session: Institutional records data

    Session Moderator: Mohammed Al-Mohannadi - Planning and Statistics Authority - Qatar
    It is the data that is driven from administrative procedures and institutional systems represented in the process of registering transactions and requesting multiple and different services in the public and private sectors. These sources may produce data and statistical information that provide the necessary statistical and informational indicators in place of relying on internal statistical sources such as censuses and field surveys.

  • 10:45 - 11:00

                     General paper on the topic

    Administrative data in the age of smart statistics, opportunities and challenges. Nancy Elizabeth - GCC-Stat

    Speakers:

    Nancy Elizabeth

  • 11:00 - 12:00

                     Country and experts experiences

    Using administrative records to produce official statistics (11:00-1115) Maha Sabt -Information and e-government authority- kingdom of Bahrain

    Use of log data and its impact on statistical releases(11:15:11:30) Hawra Mohammed - Central Statistical Bureau- Kuwait

    Evaluation of administrative records for statistical use(11:30-11:45)Elham Salih- GCC-Stat

    Speakers:

    Elham Salih

    Hawra Alkhamis

    Maha Sabt

  • 12:00 - 13:30

    Fifth session: data science And enhanced analysis

    Session Moderator: Dr. Jamil bin Darwish Al-Shaqsi - Sultan Qaboos University
    Augmented analytics is the use of statistical and linguistic technologies to improve data management performance, from data analysis to data sharing and business intelligence. It is somehow connected to transform big data into smaller, more usable, datasets. Depending on multiple related disciplines such as (computer science and statistics) extracting knowledge to look ahead.

  • 12:00 - 12:15

                     General paper on the topic

    A journey toward artificial intelligence in institutions Dr. Ahmed El-Sayed - IBM

    Speakers:

    Dr. Ahmad El Sayed

  • 12:15 - 13:30

                     Country and experts experiences

    Deeper insights and faster decision making with GIS and AI (12:15-12:30). Linda Peters- Esri- America


    Big Data Evolution in Government & Enterprise Sectors(12:30-12:45) . Mohammed Hassanien - Omantel- Sultanate of Oman

    A journey toward artificial intelligence in institutions(12:45-13:00) Ahmad El Sayed - IBM

    Data Governance Application Strategy(13:00-13:15) Jaffar Al-Khaboori- Oredoo- Oman

    Speakers:

    Dr. Ahmad El Sayed

    Jaffar Al-Khaboori

    Linda Peters

    Mohammed Hassanien

  • 13:30 - 14:00

    Closing the Fourm & the speakers

    The forum works will be concluded under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. / Khalifa bin Abdullah bin Hamad Al Barwani - the esteemed

    Chief Executive of the National Center for Statistics and Information


    Muscat Declaration


    A word by His Excellency / Saber bin Saeed Al Harbi, Director General of the Statistical Center for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf States

  • 14:00 - 15:30

    Lunch Break

    Lunch Break

  • 15:30 - 18:00

    Visit the Exhibition

    Visit the Exhibition

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