The workshop will explore the potential of harnessing data from non-traditional sources and players such as private companies for use in official statistics to contribute towards timely and regular monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals indicators in the Philippines.  Further, the workshop will advance discussion on the possible incentives, applicable business models, and protocols for engagement for future partnership between private companies and the Philippine Statistical System through a Public-Private Partnership modalities in relation to the use of big data for official statistics. 


Day 1 - Wednesday 22 June 2016
08:30 – 09:00 Registration of participants
Opening Session
09:00 – 09:45 Ceremonial Opening Session
Welcome Remarks
Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales
National Statistician
Philippine Statistics Authority
Ms. Millicent Gay B. Tejada
Regional Programme Co-ordinator
Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century
Keynote Address
The Honorable Carlos Bernardo O. Abad Santos 
OIC-Assistant Director-General, Policy and Planning
National Economic and Development Authority
09:45 – 10:00 Tea Break
10:00 – 10:15 About the Workshop
Ms. Patricia Anne R. San Buenaventura
Officer-in-Charge, Statistical Standards Division
Philippine Statistics Authority
Session 1 -  New data sources for statistics: Evolving data landscape
Chair/moderator: Mr. Rajiv Ranjan (PARIS21)
10:15 - 10:30 Big data in the Philippine context Dr. Erniel B. Barrios
(this will entail presenting Philippines’ definition of big data and its scope and framework, identify what is available and accessible as big data, and current practices in using big data for official statistics)
10:30 - 11:45 Current trends in big data; examples and practices (10-15 minutes each)
(this will show examples of how new data sources have been/could be used to complement official statistics and provide more granular (disaggregated and timely data)
Dr. Erik Wetter
"Big Data for Measuring the Information Society" Mr. Margus Tiru
Consultant, International Telecommunication Union
11:45 – 12:15 Discussion and Open Forum
12:15 Lunch Break
01:30 – 02:45
New sources of data for official statistics in the Philippines (10-15 minutes each) (this session will present what are the possible sources of big data in the Philippines, to show what are the current practices that could fall under the category of big data use)
Chair/moderator: Dr. Erniel B. Barrios  
DOST-Project NOAH Initiatives in Harnessing Big Data for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Mr. Ken Adrian B. Aracan
Supervising Science Research Specialist, Project NOAH 
  Connecting the Dots: Big Data use in the Telco Industry Ms. Sara Ann Venturina
Globe Telecom, Inc. 
  New Data Sources Dr. Erniel B. Barrios
UP School of Statistics
  Premise - Sin Tax Overview Mr. Adrien Couton
VP for Europe, Middle East and Africa Region and International Development, Premise Data
02:45 – 03:15 Discussion and Open Forum
03:15 – 03:30 Tea break
03:30 – 04:30 Panel Discussion: “How can big data help official statistics?”
Chair/moderator: Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales, National Statistician, PSA
1. Dr. Romulo Emmanuel M. Miral, Jr., Congressional Policy Budget Research Department, Philippines
2. Ms. Millicent Gay Tejada, PARIS21
3. Dr. Erik Wetter, Co-founder and Chairman,
4. Prof.  Sanjeev Khagram, Coordinator, Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data
5. Mr. Nicolas de Cordes, Vice President Marketing Anticipation, Orange Group
6. Mr. Margus Tiru, Consultant, International Telecommunication Union
04:30 – 05:00 Open Forum


Day 2 - Thursday 23 June 2016
Session 2 - Framework of engagement: potential for big data use in the Philippines
  • What is the potential of using big data for official statistics in the Philippines?
  • What are its benefits and the constraints (e.g., legal and technical challenges for data sharing and data access)?
  • What is needed to open up private sector data as alternative sources (concrete suggestions to move this agenda forward?
  • What should be put in place in the national statistical system to enable use of big data?
  • What kind of stakeholder engagement must be facilitated to promote use of big data?
Chair/moderator: Dr. Erniel B. Barrios
09:00 – 10:00


2.1 National perspectives presentations
Presentations (10-15 minutes each)

Engr. Denis F. Villorente
Deputy Executive Director for e-Gov’t, DOST ICTO 

Framework of Engagement: Big Data for Official Use

Atty. Roy Ibay
Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company

Framework of Engagement: Potential for Big Data Use in the Philippines

Dr. Alvin Valeriano de Borja Marcelo
Faculty, Medical Informatics Unit, UP Manila

Potential Roles of Big Data in the Philippine Statistical Systems (PSS)

Dr. Wilma A. Guillen
Assistant National Statistician, Social Sector Statistics Service, Philippine Statistics Authority

10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:15 2.2 Global perspectives and business models presentations
Presentations (10-15 minutes each)
Open Algorithms (OPAL) Project Business Models - June 2016

Mr. Nicolas de Cordes
Vice President Marketing Anticipation, Orange Group

Business Models for Mobile Big Data: Partnerships for Access to the Data

Mr. Margus Tiru
Consultant, International Telecommunication Union

11:15 – 11:45 Discussion and Open Forum
11:45 Lunch Break
12:00 - 01:00
Special Lunch Seminar: Towards SDG implementation – a toolbox for countries 
(hosted by the Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data)
  Overview and Data4SDGs Roadmaps

Data Roadmaps for Sustainable Dvelopment (video)

Professor Sanjeev Khagram
Session 3 -  Round Table Discussion / Workshop
Workshop Facilitator: Mr. Nicco de Jesus
01:00 – 01:15 Mechanics of the workshop 
01:15 – 02:15 Workshop: Three groups to discuss one topic from below:
  1. Principles/ethics and protocols on access and use of alternative data sources 
  2. Engagement/partnership arrangement and applicable business models between statistical offices/systems and other providers and sources of data to leverage use of big data in official statistics
  3. Big data for health, environment and natural resources statistics
02:15-03:00 Presentation of Outputs by Group
03:00-03:30 Discussion/Open forum
03:30-03:45 Workshop summary, agreements and next steps Dr. Erniel B. Barrios
03:45-04:00 Ways Forward
Mr. Rajiv Ranjan
Technical Programme Officer
Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century
03:45-04:00 Closing Remarks Ms. Josie B. Perez
Deputy National Statistician, PSA
Master of Ceremonies: Ms. Lina V. Castro