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In line with the recommendations of the Secretary-General's Panel on Digital Cooperation, OICT has launched this Data Blog to foster an exchange of ideas on how we can create a more coordinated and effective data ecosystem at the UN Secretariat. Here, data experts and data champions from across the Organization and beyond will share their experiences and perspectives on key topics, including: data strategy, data skills and literacy, data policy, data governance, open data, data privacy, data ethics, AI, and more.

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Blog Post: The Future of Data at the UN

By Atefeh Riazi, Assistant Secretary-General, Chief Information Technology Officer

8 October 2019

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. As the UN’s Chief Information Technology Officer, I believe that perception must change.

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08 October 2019

 

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.

As the UN’s Chief Information Technology Officer, I believe that perception must change.