IAOS 2016 Conference Officially open

The IAOS 2016 opened with a flourish in Abu Dhabi, UAE earlier today. Over 700 people joined with UAE and Abu Dhabi dignitaries. The official opening started with a warm welcome by HE Butti Al Qubaisi (Director General, Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi. Enforcing the conference theme, HE Reem Al Hashmi, UAE Minister of State, requested delegates to take innovation as a way of life.

 

IAOS President Ola Awad also welcomed all VIPs and delegates and encouraged delegates to be challenged, inspired and engaged by the discussions throughout the conference.

 

The technical program was launched in an innovative manner, by Ola Rosling from Gapminder, who emphasised through clever use of visualisation and audience interaction the importance of building a fact based framework that can provide statistics to help see the world.

 

And with that, the IAOS 2016 was officially underway.