8:00-8:30Registration and coffee
8:45-9:10Jakko Maltis and Laura Remmel opening show (video) and welcome by Mr Siim Sikkut (video)
9:10-9:35Ms Gertrud Ingestad (European Commission)
  • Walking the talk in IT @ European Commission (video)
  • Ms Gertrud Ingestad will speak on the topic of how DIGIT is transforming the European Commission through IT, focusing on the reforms and innovations needed across the EU.
9:35-10:00Mr Taavi Kotka (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia)
  • Country as a service – CAAS and futuure prediction modelling (video)(slides)
  • Is it possible to outsource part of your government obligations to other countries? Is it really possible to predict the future and change the way you govern? Taavi Kotka gives an overview of how governments will work in the near future.
10:00-10:25Dr Miklós Szócska (Semmelweis University, Hungary)
  • Big data saving lives and public money (video)(slides)
  • Currently, Big data, e-Health and m-Health solutions are one of the most sophisticated tools to generate, and effectively represent, evidences for health policy and for people. The future is here – this is a new and ground-breaking opportunity that was not available in the past. Big data, e-Health and m-Health solutions will basically change everything: the system itself, the behaviour of health care staff and patients, and the relations between them. As well as, the possibility of uncovering invisible or hard to see connections and interrelations.  Just as mobile phones changed social connections, the relationship of doctors and patients, patient pathways, and self-awareness will be transformed. Dr Miklós Szócska´s presentation will demonstrate how, during his tenure as the Minister of State for Health of the Hungarian Government, data-driven digital mapping and modelling supported his work and decision making; especially with the focus on patient pathway modelling, management control, the network of doctors, the network of distributors and purchasers and pricing methods. His presentation aims to summarize the way of saving lives and public money, building effective institutions, avoiding risks, supporting transparent economic decisions, as well as developing best practices and cross sectoral benchmarking systems.
10:25-11:00Coffee break
11:00-11:25Dr Martijn Poel (Technopolis Group, Netherlands)
  • Big data for policy: from data analytics to evidence-informed policy (video)(slides)Raport in Estonian. 
  • Technopolis Group, Oxford Internet Institute (OII) and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) conducted a study on innovative data-driven approaches to inform policymaking. The study was prepared for the European Commission’s DG CONNECT. They looked at 58 national and international initiatives that collect and analyse (big) data in innovative ways, in policy areas such as energy, education, health, transport and innovation. At the Nordic Digital Day, Dr. Poel will present the results of the study. This includes an overview of the state-of-the-art. It also includes ten use cases and an online demonstrator. In addition, he present the recommendations that emerged from a workshop with experts and practitioners. The study results are available at
11:25-12:00Mr Adam Grønlykke Mollerup (Danish industry association for IT, Telecoms, Electronics and Communications companies, Denmark)
  • Basic Data – Processing the digital raw material of the public sector (video)(slides)
  • Adam Mollerup will share the experience of the Danish Government, reforming its core data and registries to deliver better public service and create a more effective public sector. Public data is an important raw material for the public and the private sector. Through the Basic Data Programme the Danish government has – since 2012 – worked to put public data at the core of digital government and modernisation in order to enable a more resilient basis for policy making, better and simpler services as well as cost reductions. The Danish Digital Government Strategy 2016-2020 was just recently launched and continues to strenghten the focus on data as a core enabler of better government.

Mr Adam Lebech (Agency for Digitisation, Ministry of Finance, Denmark)

  • Data-driven and digital futuure for government business and society (video)(slides)
  • The Danish government has had a strong focus on the re-use of data across government authorities in the design of ever more sophisticated e-government solutions. Increasingly, data has also been made available for re-use in private companies allowing new products and services. More than ever, public data holds great potential for creating new and innovative solutions in the private sector. The presentation will look into some of the results so far, and the potential in the future.
12:00-12:20Mrs Anne Miettinen (Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland)
  • Enhancing digital business opportunities (video)(slides)
  • As part of the current Government’s program Finland has kicked off a key project called “Enhancing Digital Business Opportunities”. This key project focuses on digital disruption and its potential for new businesses and strives to create favorable conditions for digital services and new business models by encouraging market entry and competition. The key enabling technologies – IoT, Big Data, robots and automation – as well as building an enabling regulatory environment are at the core of our project. The presentation gives on overview on what the Finnish Government is doing in order to support digitization in the private sector.
12:20-12:40Mr Magnus Enzell (Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Sweden)
  • The Swedish ecosystem for open and datadriven innovation (video)(slides)
  • Over the last couple of years several tools have appeared that can be used to promote a more rapid and agile public innovation on top of the public system of records: Innovation hubs, citizen-labs, accelerators, hackathons, contests, digital market-places. Sweden is currently conducting a survey and an analysis of existing labs/accelerators/catapults around the globe in order to understand this new organisational landscape and this new interface between the public sphere and the private sphere. The presentation will give an overview of preliminary results from this study.
12:40-13:00Ms Hilde Austlid (Public Roads Administration, Norway)
  • Data driven road administration in Norway (video), (slides)
  • The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) has several initiatives for collecting, using, and sharing data. The presentation focuses on two of the largest and most important initiatives: the Datex project and the Norwegian Road Database. Data from both of these initiatives are shared openly with the public. In the Datex project, real-time information about traffic, travel times and weather is collected and used in the NPRA’s work. The Norwegian Road Database contains the road network, roadside installations, and events such as accidents. In addition to these two initiatives, the NPRA will talk about its experience with having a central coordinating unit for sharing data with the public.
13:00-14:00Lunch and networking
14:00-14:20Mr Juan Arregui Mc Gullion (Europeab Commission)
  • The vision, principles and policy priorities of the new EU eGovernment Action Plan (video)(slides)
  • Mr Juan Arregui will speak on the new EU eGovernment Action Plan. His presentation will be about the vision, principles and policy priorities of the new EU eGovernment Action Plan. Juan will also provide an overview of the types of actions already identified in the Action Plan and how stakeholders can contribute to identifying further actions for future implementation.
14:20-14:40Dr Kristjan Vassil (University of Tartu, Estonia)
  • E-government accelerates innovation to next-gen e-services (video), (slides)
  • Estonia has excelled in building the ecosystem of e-government. In 2015, more than 800 institutions offered about 1500 public e-services that generated more than 500 million interactions within the entire ecosystem of Estonian e-governance. With the usage expected to double in the next three years, Estonia’s next big challenge is to recognize the tremendous potential that lies in cross-usability of large auto-generated datasets. Combined with advanced data mining techniques and predictive modeling, we can start prototyping the next generation of public e-services – from real time economy to traffic control, predictive medicine, etc. These, however, will no longer be simply convenience services, but have the potential to bring about structural changes to industries that have stalled in terms of innovation for too long. In his talk, Dr. Vassil will provide examples of next generation public e-services and explain why research institutions, the government and private sector have to work side-by-side to kick them off.
14:40-15:00Dr Innar Liiv (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia / University of Oxford, UK)
  • Big data analytics and visualization of 500 electric cars (video), (slides)
  • In 2011, Estonia launched the electric car mobility system, ELMO, aimed at promoting the use of this environmentally friendly mode of transport. The goal of the programme was to speed up the commissioning of electric cars in Estonia and to increase the use of renewable energy by 2020. The project was financed from sales of CO2 emission units (known as assigned amount units, or AAUs). In March 2011, the Government of the Republic of Estonia sold 10 million AAUs to Mitsubishi Corporation to finance its electrical mobility programme ( Approximately 500 Mitsubishi electric cars were purchased by the Ministry of Social Affairs to start building up an electric car pool, all equipped with a data logger. This enabled to collect car data to cloud servers and conduct research for developing privacy-preserving big data and visualization methods in order to gain insight into technical aspects, driving behavior and usage. This talk will give an overview about the data science and visualization component of the project and present examples how big data could be used for data-driven policy assessments.
15:00-15:20Dr Dan Bogdanov (Cybernetica, Estonia)
  • Making better decisions based on private data (video)(slides)
  • Cybernetica is a research-based ICT company focusing, among other things, the security fundamentals and mission-critical systems of modern e-governments. Having built the Estonian X-road infrastructure and the Estonian internet voting solution, they are now close to solving the security and privacy issues in data sharing. Cybernetica has created Sharemind, a data analytics system with cryptographic privacy guarantees. Sharemind prevents the abuse of shared data by collecting encrypted data and never decrypting it for processing. In 2015, the Estonian Tax and Customs Board and Ministry of Education and Research used Sharemind in a landmark study to analyse the working and studying behaviour of students from several confidential government databases. They believe that new privacy technologies will improve data-driven decision making by making more data available for analysis.
15:20-15.40Mr Sulev Reisberg (University of Tartu, Estonia)
  • Working with digital health data (video)(slides)
  • In modern countries more and more information gets collected to central databases, which leads to rapid data growth. In order to analyze such a big data, different skills and methods are required – data mining, machine learning – which the authorized database manager probably does not have. Not having the tools and competence may lead to losing the overview of the data, which also makes them afraid of giving the “unknown” data out for research use. To overcome this situation where data gets growing, but more and more closed to researchers, STACC shares the experience of working with digital health data.
15:40-15:50Conference conclusions
15.50-18.30Networking and cocktail
20:00-…ICT Week opening party “Rock IT” @Rock Cafe (Tartu mnt 80D)
  • Tickets are available at venue.

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