Statistics: For Businesses, About Businesses

Statistics: For Businesses, About Businesses

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London)

A one-day seminar about collecting and producing official statistics on businesses and showcasing potential uses in business, for research and for policy making, organised by the Quality Improvement and Official Statistics Sections of the RSS and ENBES (the European Network for Better Establishment Statistics).

10.00-10.10 Introduction – Boris Lorenc (ENBES)

10.10-10.50 Sampling and estimation procedures in business surveys: a discussion of some specific features – David Haziza (Université de Montréal and CREST/ENSAI)
11.20-12.00 Survey and Statistical Communication – Jacqui Jones and Kate Davies (Office for National Statistics)

 12.00-12.40 Intelligent data analysis to aid decision making in a commercial environment – Gordon Blunt (Gordon Blunt Analytics Ltd.)
14.00-14.20 Open Data Institute - Stuart Coleman (Commercial Director, Open Data Institute)

 14.20-14.50 Case study of business use – Nigel Marriott (Marriott Statistical Consulting Ltd)

 14.50-15.30 Extracting the signal for policy from the noise of statistics – Christopher Hackworth (Bank of England)

 16.00-16.30 Keynote talk  – Stephen Penneck (President of the International Association for Official Statistics and former Director General of the Office for National Statistics)

 16.30-16.50 Discussion

 16.50-17.00 Closing remarks


Royal Statistical Society
12 Errol Street
LondonEC1Y 8LX


Shirley Coleman