e-Estonia Deep Dive Programme for Madrid Digital
Introduction to the e-state
Estonians are pathfinders, who have built an efficient, secure and transparent ecosystem that saves time and money. e-Estonia invites you to follow the digital journey. The initial part introduces and demonstrates the underlying mechanisms involved in digitizing a society, an overview of the main challenges and policies, an understanding of the infrastructure, e-solutions and services.
99% of public services in Estonia are available online. The e-Government development in Estonia is led by the office of Deputy Secretary General for Digital Development (Ministry of Economic Affairs).
This section would cover how Estonia has reached this level, what is needed to keep the services up to date and what are the future plans (AI, proactive services etc.)
Present and the future of digitalization
With: Proud Engineers
Proud Engineers is a boutique team of architects (engineers, lawyers and institution builders) with hands-on experience building Estonia’s digital society. More than strategy, we solve the big digital transformation challenges for governments and large corporations. Genuine digital society is more than e-Government, it depends on tight collaboration between the private and public sectors and continuous engagement with citizens. So Proud Engineers works closely with both national and enterprise partners across the world to transform their societies.
World-leading electronic identity
with SK ID Solutions
Estonia has by far the most advanced national ID card system in the world. Much more than a legal photo ID, the mandatory national card also provides digital access to all of Estonia’s secure e-services. In cooperation of SK ID Solutions and Cybernetica the so-called Smart ID was developed. Smart-ID is an app based new generation electronic identity designed to use conveniently on smart devices, while still keeping high level of security.
X-Road® is a distributed information exchange platform that makes it possible for these different systems to communicate all across the governmental sector; for example, the police can access data from the health system, tax board or business registry and vice versa. But to do this X-Road must satisfy three criteria. First the platform must be interoperable and technically easy for each member of the system to access the data they need. Second, the data cannot be corrupted in transit by the system or an external third party. And third, the data must be protected from prying eyes so that unauthorised individuals cannot view the content of the data en route.
X-Road® has satisfied all three criteria since 2001, performing all the required functions for the state and the people of Estonia. It has enabled to increase the depth of cooperation between public organisations and reduced paper work exponentially so that public employees can concentrate on tasks that require human interaction.
Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) is a non-profit association with the mission to ensure the development and strategic management of X-Road® and other cross-border components for digital government infrastructure. The republics of Estonia, Finland and Iceland are members of NIIS.
Use of Mobile data in service design
Positium Data Mediator is a scalable Mobile Big Data processing and analytics engine. Its applications include population statistics, mobility studies and tourism data. The Positium Data Mediator was created using the methodology that was developed with the University of Tartu. Its purpose is processing location data from several Mobile Network Operators into meaningful and reliable statistical indicators regarding the aggregated locations and movement flows of people.
Cloud security and monitoring
Guardtime is Europe’s leading deep tech company, founded with a mission to make the world’s information universally reliable. Guardtime’s portfolio is a mix of core technology and products for building zero-trust systems for customers like Verizon, Maersk, Lockheed Martin, AstraZeneca, Roche, and many governments around the world. MIDA is Guardtime’s new Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) tool to manage the complexity of the cloud, administer the shared responsibility model, and avoid security failures. With offices in Tallinn, Estonia, and Lausanne, Switzerland, Guardtime has built different enterprise products ranging from Telecom, Health, Cyber Range & Exercises, and even Space. They have fashioned its KSI blockchain technology to support a real-world data (RWD) solution.
The RWD solution enables sensitive healthcare data to be used in clinical trials and personalized medicine in an aggregated, anonymised way without breaching privacy rules.
Cyber security assesment and capability development
CybExer Technologies is a NATO-awarded Estonian cybersecurity company that has wide-ranging experience in providing and maintaining highly sophisticated cyber security training platforms with a special focus on cyber capability development. The platforms are the key to successful delivery of a plethora of cybersecurity trainings and exercises aimed at ordinary users, technical responders and the very top of strategic leadership.
CybExer’s flagship service is the development, operation and maintenance of next-generation, state-of-the-art, cyber ranges. Ultimately, it offers a safe environment where personel, technical, and organisational cyber security capabilities can be assessed, analyzed, and developed.
Ease of doing business
Taxation is the financial backbone for most governments. Nortals solutions cover all aspects from taxpayer registration to compliance enforcement and everything between.
Digital Twin of Estonia and Road Maintenance and Supervision System
Estonia’s nation-wide digital twin, developed in cooperation between public and private sector, will gather data and visualise real-life situations so accurately that, in the future, we will be able to test and work on constructions projects in virtual reality, before putting them into action in real life. And there is certainly much more that the digital twin can achieve.
You can find the 3D twin here: https://3d.maaamet.ee/kaart/
Local municipality custom solutions
SpinTek is the biggest software development partner for the local municipalities in Estonia. Some of the more popular solutions that help municipalities offer better services to citizens and companies include:
• Cemetery management information system Haudi: web-based information system for cemetery management, which preserves and organizes data about the buried and makes it available to people interested in history and to the users of burial places.
• Pet Register LLR: the only nationwide web-based pet register in Estonia that’s in accordance with the law and fulfils the needs and the requirements of local municipalities. Pet Registry incorporates every pet related party into one infosystem: the local municipalities, veterinarians, shelters and pet owners. Register also contains a Shelter module, which is specially developed to help shelters keep track of their captured animals.
• Excavation and road closure permit information system OPIS: web-based information system for electronic application, processing, issuing and publishing of excavation permits, and temporary road closure permits within a local municipality.
Visit us physically or virtually
We host impactful events both in our centre and online for government institutions, companies, and media. You’ll get an overview of e-Estonia’s best practices and build links to leading IT-service providers and state experts to support your digitalisation plans.
Questions? Have a chat with us.
Call us: +372 6273157
The Briefing Centre is conveniently located just 2 minutes drive from the airport and 7 minutes drive from the city centre.
You will find us on a ground floor of Valukoja 8, central entrance behind the statue of Mr Ernst Julius Öpik. Photo of the central entrance.
11415 Tallinn, Estonia