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Highlights from the OICT Data Symposium

17 December 2019

By Mahsa Hedayati, Information Systems Officer, Policy, Strategy and Governance Division, Office of Information and Communications Technology

With data growing exponentially, the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) hosted a symposium at United Nations Headquarters on 8 October titled “The Future of Data at the UN”.

The Future of Data at the UN

8 October 2019

By Atefeh Riazi, Assistant Secretary-General, Chief Information Technology Officer, Office of Information and Communications Technology

There is a general perception across organizations, including at the United Nations, that the topic of data should be managed and led by “IT” or “technical” people. In the UN, data is usually associated with the Office of Information and Communications Technology and Information Management teams located in various departments.