Ivo Havinga (Download presentation)
Ivo Havinga is Assistant Director of Economic Statistics at the United Nations Statistics Division/Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNSD/DESA) in New York since 2003. As a member of the senior management team of UNSD, he oversees the development and implementation of the international statistical standards like the System of National Accounts 2008 and the System of Environmental–Economic Accounts 2012 and related economic and environment statistics, accounts and classifications. He also co-leads new global initiatives on the transformation and modernization of statistical systems, integrated statistics, global partnerships, the use of Big Data and the creation of the Global Platform for data, services and applications. Prior to joining UNSD, Ivo was an academic and co-owner of NAMES, a consulting company in statistical capacity building in developing countries in different regions of the world.
Professor Tommy Wiedmann (Download presentation)
Associate Professor Thomas (Tommy) Wiedmann is leading the Sustainability Assessment Program at UNSW Sydney, Australia. In teaching and research he is guided by the question on how to increase human wellbeing while at the same time decreasing environmental impacts. His long-standing expertise is in integrated, quantitative sustainability assessment, life-cycle assessment, industrial ecology and environmental footprint analysis.
Tommy has coordinated a number of research projects funded by European and Australian Governments worth about $5.8m in total. In 2012 he received the Thomson Reuters Citation Award in Australia and was included on the Thomson Reuters lists of Highly Cited Researchers and World's Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2015.
Andrew W. Wyckoff (Download presentation)
Andrew W. Wyckoff is the Director of the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) where he oversees OECD’s work on innovation, business dynamics, science and technology, information and communication technology policy as well as the statistical work associated with each of these areas. Mr. Wyckoff was previously Head of the Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP) division at the OECD which supports the organisation’s work on information society as well as consumer policy issues. Before heading ICCP, he was the head of STI’s Economic Analysis and Statistics Division which develops methodological guidelines, collects statistics and undertakes empirical analysis in support of science, technology and innovation policy analysis. His experience prior to the OECD includes being a program manager of the Information, Telecommunications and Commerce program of the US Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), an economist at the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and a programmer at The Brookings Institution. Mr. Wyckoff is a citizen of the United States, holds a BA in Economics from the University of Vermont, and a Master of Public Policy from the JFK School of Government, Harvard University.
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