e-ESTONIA - Insight into the World’s Most Advanced Digital Nation

Opera House in Oslo
27. September 2017
Doors open at 08:45
Doors closes at 15:15
Event starts at 09:30

Oslo Innovation Week

e-ESTONIA - Explore the World’s Most Advanced Digital Society
Time: September 27th 2017 at 9:30
Venue: Oslo Opera House
Moderator: Aet Rahe

With more than 2500 digital services, life in Estonia is all digital. This Nordic country pioneers in e-governance, cyber security, e-residency and digital health, setting an example for countries worldwide. The event will showcase best practices and innovative solutions for the future that other countries can learn from.

e-Estonia means voting in government elections from the comfort of your own living room. Filing your income tax return in just five minutes. Signing a legally-binding contract over the Internet, from anywhere in the world, via your mobile phone. Entrepreneurs can register businesses in as little as 18 minutes, check vital company, property and legal records online, and even integrate their own secure services with the ones offered by the state. Interaction among government agencies, and between the government and citizens, has been completely transformed, making bureaucracy a thing of the past and the running of all levels of government more efficient than ever before.

The event will provide first-hand information from both Norwegian and Estonian experts in innovation, e-governance, e-health and cyber security from public and private sectors. In addition, there will be a chance for networking and you will be able to discuss your own business case with other participants, who are working to solve similar challenges, but from different angles.


8.45 Doors open - coffee, refreshments

9.30 Introduction by the moderator Aet Rahe

9.35 Opening words by the Estonian Ambassador Janne Jõesaar-Ruusalu

9.40 Keynote: Anita Krohn Traaseth, CEO of Innovation Norway

10.00 Keynote: Glimpses of e-Estonia: how did Estonia become considered as one of the most
technologically advanced societies in the world?
Anna Piperal, Ambassador of e-Estonia

10.20 Panel discussion: Estonia and Norway are both frontrunners in digitalisation. But what is
needed to encourage cooperation, innovation and development in high risk digital environment?

Anita Krohn Traaseth, CEO of Innovation Norway
Nard Schreurs, Director of e-health and smart tech at IKT Norge
Klaid Mägi, ‎Head of CERT-EE at Estonian Information System Authority
Baldur Kubo, Cybernetica

11.00 Estonia is pioneering in cyber security in Europe. What were the
decisions behind today’s safety?
Klaid Mägi, Head of CERT-EE at Estonian Information System Authority
CERT-EE is the Estonian governmental incident response team handling cyber incidents on national level.

11.20 Lunch break: refreshments and networking (40 min)

12.00 Introduction to the afternoon session: moderator Aet Rahe (5min)

12.05 e-Health hot topics that Estonia is bringing up during the EU Presidency:
Building citizen-driven demand in e-Health
e-Health supporting the value driven and sustainable health and social services
e-Health as a driver of innovation and economic development
Piret Hirv, Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia

12.25 Best practices in e-Health
Andrus Altrov, CEO of Industry 62

12.35 Innovation through public-private partnerships: pay your taxes in one click. SME-s
can simultaneously pay their salaries, declare and pay taxes in an Internet bank.
Evelyn Liivamägi, Head of Tax Department in Estonia and co-author of vision and strategy behind the new tax management system that will be launched in the end of 2018
12.50 Best practices of public-private partnership, Tarmo Kiivit, AS Helmes

13.05 Best practices of digital innovation:
Ole-Kristian Villabø, CEO of Uptime Comperio AS,
Virgo Riispapp, CTO of Thorgate
Indrek Jaal, CEO of GlobalReader OÜ
Argo Saul, CEO of Nordic Houses OÜ
Tarmo Schmidt, CEO of Mobilab OÜ

13.55 Break

14.15 Doing Business in Estonia
Geir Eckmann, Enterprise Estonia representative in Oslo
Ele Pärtel, Estonian Electronics Industries Association

14.25 New funding opportunities for innovation: new period of Norway Grants.
Learn about the experience from Norwegian companies doing business in Estonia.
Tore Lasse By, Innovation Norway, Programme Director EEA Norway Grants

14.40 Experience of a Norwegian company doing innovation in Estonia
Christian Testman, CEO of Ålesund-based ICD Industries

14.55 Public transport ticket solution - Andres Birnbaum, T-solutions

15.05 Rehabilitation services ecosystem development. Norwegian partners are welcome -
Kari Maripuu, CEO of BrightSpark

END 15.15

NB: This event will followed by an evening networking mingle at International House, hosted by the Ambassador of Estonia in Norway Ms Janne Jõesaar-Ruusalu and Enterprise Estonia, Please sign up here for the event: http://bit.ly/2xddWNc

“This event is part of Oslo Innovation Week 2017.
Every afternoon from 5pm we hope you’ll join us at the OIW Afterwork at SALT. Visit oiw.no for full program and join the conversation on #oiw2017.”

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