64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

Data-Driven and User-Centric Insights Function: A Case of Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi


64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

Format: CPS Paper

Keywords: bigdata, datascience, forecasting, modeling, visualization

Session: CPS 40 - Aspects of official statistics III

Tuesday 18 July 8:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. (Canada/Eastern)


The convergence of Data Science and Big Data has profoundly reshaped the landscape of Statistics and Data Science. This paper delves into the pivotal transformations brought about by these technological breakthroughs, specifically focusing on their influence on conventional governmental operations. Within this context, the Statistics Center - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) stands out as a notable example of harnessing these advancements to thrive in the contemporary data-driven world.

At the heart of SCAD's initiatives lies the Insights and Foresights Platform (IFP), a groundbreaking system designed to align with Abu Dhabi's governmental strategy. The IFP serves as a cornerstone in the transformation of raw data into strategic assets, empowering decision-makers with a plethora of state-of-the-art analytical tools. These tools facilitate analytical diagnosis and offer visual representations of intricate trends, scenarios, and crucial official indicators.

What sets the IFP apart is its ability to seamlessly ingest data from diverse sources, facilitated by advanced algorithms that enable dynamic integration of new data spectra. SCAD's dedicated team, comprising experts in Data Science and Statistics, continually collaborates with high-caliber professionals in the field. This synergy enhances SCAD's analytical practices, ensuring not only timeliness and accuracy but also pushing the boundaries of traditional statistical methods. Consequently, SCAD has emerged as a trailblazer, positioning itself as a National Statistical Office and upholding its role as "the single source of trust."

The significance of the IFP extends far beyond governmental operations. Its potential permeates diverse sectors, including private industry, academia, and the general populace. Users, ranging from market analysts to researchers and policymakers, can delve into market trends and consumer behavior with unprecedented depth. This newfound understanding paves the way for collaborative practices, fostering transparency and effective interaction within the Statistical Ecosystem.

To guarantee the exceptional quality of its outcomes, SCAD has adopted a rigorous innovation process. This process combines the robust framework of the General Statistics Business Process Model (GSBPM) with the precision of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) operating models, setting a benchmark for excellence in the field. The IFP's pioneering role in Data Science serves as an exemplary model for governments and businesses aspiring to leverage similar platforms.

In essence, the IFP exemplifies the transformative power of Data Science and Big Data, offering a blueprint for innovative growth. By tapping into the vast reservoir of public data and statistics, governments and businesses alike can revolutionize their approaches, fostering collaboration, transparency, and informed decision-making across sectors.