OBJECTIVE

The 8th Global Conference on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) will be hosted virtually by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía of Mexico (INEGI) from September 27 to 30, 2021. The Global Conference is a bi-annual event for the community to share information on recent and upcoming SDMX developments. The target audience will include compilers and users of official statistics including national and international agencies, academia, and the private sector. Given its virtual format, registration to the Global Conference will be open to everyone. Particularly, SDMX Sponsor agencies encourage participation of

  • Managers of data-producing agencies interested in how SDMX can help raise the efficiency of statistical business processes;
  • Hands-on data practitioners who would like to learn how SDMX could help with day-to-day tasks or looking to improve their knowledge of the standard;
  • Researchers who need to consume and analyze statistical data; and
  • Private sector companies interested in development commercial SDMX products.

  • The theme of the 2021 Global Conference will be “Data without Barriers.” It will showcase how SDMX can help national and international agencies to simplify, strengthen, and modernize data and metadata exchange. Furthermore, SDMX 3.0 — a new version of the standard — will be officially launched at this conference. Finally, the Conference will offer training opportunities to learn about SDMX.

    ONLINE EVENT

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    8th SDMX GLOBAL CONFERENCE

    Data without Barriers

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    PROGRAM

    Mexico City time (CST)

    SEPTEMBER 28

    • SESSION II: SDMX Data Without Barriers

    • 9:00 – Chair: Stefan Schweinfest (Director, UNSD)

    • SESSION III: Making Data Usage Easier via SDMX

    • 11:30 - Chair: Louis Marc Ducharme (Chief Statistician and Data Officer, and Director Statistics Department, IMF)

    • 12:20 - Breakout Room 1 – Chair: Laurence Allain (IMF)

    • 12:20 - Breakout Room 2 – Chair: Marco Marini (IMF)





    SEPTEMBER 30

    • SESSION VI: SDMX and New Technologies

    • 9:00 – Chair: Paul Schreyer (Director, Statistics and Data Directorate, OECD)

    • SESSION VII: Building a Sustainable SDMX Roadmap

    • 10:55 - Chair: Haishan Fu (Director, Development Data Group, World Bank)

    • 12:00 - Closing Session

    • 13:00 - Closing Remarks

    • 13:15 - Global Conference ends






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    TRAINING

    As in past editions, the Global Conference will also offer training sessions to build and enhance the technical capacity of organizations using SDMX. The capacity building program will be provided the week before the conference, during September 20–23, 2021.
    Additional information on the training program will be provided soon.


    TRAINING PROGRAM (VIRTUAL)

    Mexico City time (CST)

    SEPTEMBER 21

    • SESSION III: Overview of IT architectures and IT tools for SDMX
    • 09:00 - English Breakout Room Trainer (TBD)
    • 09:00 - Spanish Breakout Room Edgardo Greising (ILO)

    • SESSION IV: Demo of SDMX tools for beginners (SDMX Converter)
    • 10:30 - English Breakout Room Luca Gramaglia (Eurostat)
    • 10:30 - Spanish Breakout Room Fernando Morente (Eurostat)




    SEPTEMBER 23

    • SESSION VII: How to implement an SDMX architecture for data exchange and dissemination (part I)
    • 09:00 - English Breakout Room Alessio Cardacino (ISTAT) – to be confirmed
    • 09:00 - Spanish Breakout Room Francesco Rizzo (ISTAT)

    • SESSION VIII: How to implement an SDMX architecture for data exchange and dissemination (part II)
    • 10:30 - English Breakout Room Alessio Cardacino (ISTAT) – to be confirmed
    • 10:30 - Spanish Breakout Room Francesco Rizzo (ISTAT)


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