Not everyone is aware that the ISI has consultative status at the United Nations.
What does this consultative status mean for ISI and larger statistical community?
Well, it means that we take an active role in UN discussions on statistics, we are often asked to join working parties, and we attend the annual UN Statistical Commission.
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The World Statistics Congress is the world’s largest meeting of statisticians and data scientists from all walks of life. With over 200 high value sessions and talks that help shape the landscape of Statistics and Data Science, it provides a meeting place for statisticians and data scientists to come together for discussions of current and future topics.
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The New Year is a time for getting together with friends and family and reflecting on the past and planning the future. Often we make resolutions for the coming year about what we want to do – and what we need to do.
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As we come to what for many of us is a Festive Season, and a time for giving, and also look forward to a New Year, it makes sense for me to reflect on these things for ISI.
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For many years, we have watched Top Chef Gordon Ramsay on TV. Most of the time, he comes to the rescue of ailing restaurants. He is infamous for his constant swearing, but in almost all of the episodes he is very outspoken about just one thing “Use fresh ingredients, not those f****ng canned or processed stuff!”.
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Last week I attended the Associations World Congress 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. The attendees were directors of associations like ISI, mostly from Europe, and suppliers such as professional congress organizers, and country or city representatives.
Continue reading “Message from the ISI Director”
On July 1 I officially started as the new director at the ISI. It was almost vacation and we were in the middle of the exams of my children and sweet 16 of my youngest daughter. Before my official starting date I already participated in parts of the ISI Executive Committee meeting in May.
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Many people ask me this . . . well, actually not that many, but maybe they should, as it’s your ISI, and the EC is leading it forward on your behalf. But I thought it would be helpful to give you some feedback on the EC meeting we had in The Hague last month.
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Here it is, my last column before my retirement on 1 July. The last couple of weeks have been filled with goodbye moments and many pleasant surprises.
Continue reading “Goodbye from Ada van Krimpen”
Let me begin by giving a warm welcome to Conchita Kleijweg, who takes over from Ada as Director of the ISI on 1 July. We wish Conchita every success and will do all we can to effect a smooth transition.
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