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The aim of the workshop was to present the project on Big Data, overseen by the High-Level Group for the Modernisation of Statistical Production and ServicesOfficial Statistics (HLG), and to launch the "Sandbox" environment.


The first presentation was by Steven Vale of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, and outlined the role of the HLG and the background to the Big Data project.

The second presentation was by Niall Wilson of the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), outlining the role of ICHEC and the technical facilities made available for the Sandbox