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🎧 eID – a lot of good luck or a great masterplan? | Kalev Pihl, CEO of SK ID Solutions

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The guest of our latest podcast episode is Kalev Pihl, one of the key figures behind the Estonian ID-card project, which celebrated 20 years since its founding. He has played a crucial role in planning and leading one of the country’s own start-up stories and has significantly influenced the electronic services available today.

Nowadays, Kalev is the CEO of SK ID Solutions, a leading Trust Service Provider in Baltic countries, with a wide range of responsibilities from issuing certificates or time stamps to providing support for digital signing or working on future electronic identity mechanisms for the EU.

🎧︎ The episode is available on BuzzsproutApple Podcast and Spotify

Listen to the latest podcast to find out:

  • How a young boy, fresh out of college, became one of the fathers of the state’s eID;
  • Kalev’s first memories of digitalisation;
  • Opposition to using driver’s license as the primary identification method and the threat from the banks that they will create their own secure identity tools;
  • What was the pragmatic idea behind connecting ID-Cards with electronic ID-s;
  • Getting politicians and decision-makers on board with making unpopular decisions;
  • Which Estonian traits make us so keen on digitalisation;
  • How not to screw up with home-grown solutions.

🎧︎ The episode is available on BuzzsproutApple Podcast and Spotify

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