Esperanza Magpantay is the Senior Statistician of the ICT Data and Statistics Division of the International Telecommunication Union’s Telecommunication Development Bureau, where she has been working since 2000. She is responsible for the collection, harmonization and dissemination of ICT statistics, particularly through the Yearbook of Statistics, the World Telecom/ICT Indicators Database, the ICT Eye and the ICT Development Index.
Ms Magpantay is ITU’s representative at the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development and its Steering Committee and the UN Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDG). She also coordinated the pilot project of the ITU on Big Data for Measuring the Information Society. Before joining ITU she worked for seven years at the International Labour Office (ILO) in Geneva as a statistical officer. She has a degree in statistics from the University of the Philippines.