In my last position before retirement I was Chief of the Population Estimates and Projections Section at the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) from 2006 to 2013. For details, please see the official website of the Population Division at: http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/
I have had a lifelong fascination with computers and have developed software and websites for many decades. My first "personal computer" was the size of a small closet and had to be programmed via ticker tape. My later PCs included tape recorders and 8" floppy disks for data storage.
I love MS Excel, I like MS Word and I work with MS PowerPoint. I use Adobe Photoshop and InDesign all the time (but don't like their subscription model).
Early in my career I have done massive number crunching with SPSS. For my first PhD I used a Cyber 175 mainframe at the Leibnitz Rechenzentrum in Munich (Germany) which I fed with massive stacks of punch cards on which the data were coded for my SPSS analyses (I think it was SPSS Version 2). Much later I learned to design and use SQL databases.
At the United Nations Population Division I developed, implemented and analyzed (together with my colleagues) large demographic databases. This work resulted in the publication of several revisions of the World Population Prospects, World Urbanization Prospects and Probabilistic Population Projections. I have also tried to learn Matlab and use R (which almost drove me crazy). Recently, at the somewhat advanced age of 69, I have improved my coding skills in php in order to connect my websites to MySQL databases.
As you probably can guess I am a do-everything-myself fanatic. I like to do social, political and demographic research, write content, design charts, maps and interfaces, develop and implement websites and code (windows-based) applications. I have never managed to develop a smartphone app - but perhaps I can still learn this in my eighties. If I could, I would make the paper or build the PCs which I use for my work. Probably I am a fossil from a long-gone period before the modern ultra-division of labor became the norm.