Agenda on May 13th

8:00-8:30Registration and coffee
8:45-9:00Welcome surprise!

Video of Estonian Voices and conference opening

Mr Juhan Lepassaar, European Commission (slides)



Video of Swedish presentations

Ms Christina Henryson and Mr Magnus Enzell, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation (slides)

Mina meddelanden: The Swedish e-box is similar to the Danish Digital Post but it is an open solution were private companies can connect their e-box service. It means that persons and companies can get mail from both the public and private sector in the same e-box.

Mr Claes Persson, Mobilearn (slides)

Mobilearn is a mobile service to support rapid integration and settlement in Sweden. The award-winning service collects information from government agencies and other public bodies into a database where it is translated into a variety of languages – and made available in a mobile phone.



Video of Danish presentation

Mr Carsten Møller Jensen, Agency for Digitisation, Ministry of Finance and Mr Anders Krabbe Møller, Centre of Digitalisation in Frederiksberg Municipality (slides)

Denmark is the first country in Europe to make it mandatory by law for citizens and companies to use a public digital letter box – Digital Post – in their communication with the public sector. By 1 of november 2013, it was mandatory for companies; by 1. of november 2014, it became mandatory for citicens. Recognizing that the majority of citizens and companies are online and that many already access government services online, the mandatory use of Digital Post was an opportunity to achieve postage cost savings from the public sector on the level of DKK 1,000 million per year. The presentation will tell about the current state of the large ICT and organisational change project, and it will give some key insights into the experiences gained from the process so far.



Video of Norwegian presentation

Mr Jan Christian Sandberg and Ms Viveca Liodden, Norwegian Tax Administration (slides)

Making the public’s communication with the authorities as digital as possible has been high on the Norwegian political agenda for some time. Under this stipulation the EDAG project was established, aiming to reduce the burden of reporting to the authorities. The EDAG project was undertaken to digitalize and facilitate the reporting of income, employment and tax information from employers. All employers were required to report by the same digital standard by January 1st 2015, and had to adjust their systems and routines accordingly. This has been achieved by a collaborative effort between three public institutions, namely The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV), The Norwegian Tax Administration and Statistics Norway. The presentation will provide insight into how the project was planned, how it was implemented, and the criteria for its success.

11:30-12:00Coffee break


Video of Icelandic presentations

Dr Jon Thorhallsson, Directorate of Internal Revenue

Icelandic Household Debt Relief Program: All Electronic from A to Z (slides)

In 2007 Icelandic Banks collapsed. The price of the Euro skyrocketed. Many people had taken out loans in Euros to buy homes. Their loan payments skyrocketed also. In 2014 the Government decided to compensate them and commissioned Iceland Internal Revenue to set up an electronic Web Service for it. Also only electronic signatures were accepted using Mobile ID technology. Close to 75 000 Icelanders have in 3 months upgraded their mobile phones for electronic signature. The compensation has been a success and making Iceland ready for secure electronic services.

Mr Baldvin Hansson, Rögg Corporation

NORRIS – Using GSM phones as emergency location beacons. Speed up search to minimize risk of life and reduce cost of search operations.



Video of Keynote Speech

Mr Carlo Ratti

Director, MIT Senseable City Laboratory

Founding Partner, Carlo Ratti Associati

The increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in recent years is allowing a new approach to the study of the built environment. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed – alongside the tools we use to design them and impact on their physical structure. The contribution from Prof. Carlo Ratti will address these issues from a critical point of view through projects by the Senseable City Laboratory, a research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the design office Carlo Ratti Associati.



Video of Finnish presentations

Ms Anna Kärkkäinen, National Institute for Health and Welfare

Kanta – National e-Health Services in Finland (slides)

The Finnish national health information system of services is called Kanta which is a collective name for a hub of several national health information services. These services are e-Prescription, Patient Record Data Repository Service and User Interface for Citizen (MyKanta). Kanta national services for health and social care were planned to solve the interoperability challenges and it offers a central data warehouse solution for health information exchange. Kanta also makes available an infrastructure for electronic, nationally centralised, long-term storage, lifecycle management and authorized sharing of health records.

Ms Laila Puranen, Finnish National Board of Education – Learner’s Online Services (slides)

Opintopolku offers easy-to-use, reliable and secure services that allow users to plan and pursue individual, lifelong learning paths. Opintopolku contains information on diplomas, professions and studies in various educational institutions in Finland. It provides information on a range of education and training alternatives and instructions on how to apply. It’s a portal where the application forms are found for all national joint applications. Opintopolku also provides a large amount of separate services for education and training providers, for example Code Service, Organization information management, Identity and access management, Educational offering data management, Application form management and also, the ePerusteet service, which is a platform for browsing, preparing and publishing qualification requirements and curricula.



Video of Estonian presentation

Mr Taavi Kotka, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (slides)

e-Residency – what is e-residency, why is Estonia doing it and how successful has it been so far.

Brilliant VAT control system which has increased VAT income by more than 10 per cent right after the policy implementation. System helps to detect fictive transactions among companies and therefore ensures more room in the market for genuine entrepreneurs.

16:15-16:30Conference conclusions
16.30-18.30Conference reception and networking
19.15-22.00Estonian ICT Week GALA at Energy Discovery Centre (Põhja pst 29) – by invitations only

Voog. Tee ise koduleht!