Invited to make a statement on Young Statisticians/Official Statistics Jorge stated:
Innovation in Official Statistics is the key to keeping the NSIs as fundamental references. Awards such as the YSP are an additional boost and motivation for the new generations of statisticians. In our case, I consider that the second place in the YSP is a sign for Spain that, if there is a will on the part of the organizations and the necessary resources are allocated to promote research, innovative and quality projects can be developed that meet the demands of an increasingly digital and datified society.
Jorge Fernández Calatrava holds a Degree in Mathematical Engineering with a minor in Economathematics. He worked with databases in the financial sector for a year and a half. In October 2020 he started working in Statistics Spain with a postgraduate scholarship in the Methodology department. He joined as a State Statistician in September 2021. Actually, he is interested in applied mathematics, especially innovation in official statistics.