e-Estonia Programme for Bundesdruckerei GmbH
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.
X-road data exchange between government and private sector entities
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.
X-road data exchange between government and private sector entities
The X-Road is the backbone of e-Estonia and was initiated by the Estonian government to enable secure data exchange between governmental organisations. The first version was developed by Cybernetica and launched in 2001.
X-Road is a distributed information exchange platform that makes it possible for all 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.
It has enabled to increase the depth of cooperation between public organizations and reduced paper work exponentially so that public employees can concentrate on tasks that require human interaction.
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.
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.
High efficiency, low costs
Nortal is a multinational strategic change and technology company. Combining the unique experience of transforming Estonia into a digital leader and creating change in businesses with a strategic approach and data-driven technology, Nortal’s vision is to build a seamless society. Nortal partners with governments to bolster business through intelligent public administration.
Nortal has planned and implemented over 40% of Estonia’s digital disruption, which means we have unique experience building a digital, seamless society. Being true digital governance trailblazers, Estonian establishments can help other governments achieve the same. Nortal has successfully exported its expertise to countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We know how difficult this change can be, but we also know how much value it creates.
KSI Blockchain and 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.
Government AI Strategy
The strategy is a sum of actions that Estonian government will take to advance the take-up of AI in both private and public sector, to increase the relevant skills and research and development (R&D) base as well as to develop the legal environment. The session will cover existing AI solutions and future implementation of AI strategy in different directions.
eKool is a school management tool bringing together pupils and their families, schools and supervisory bodies. eKool supports better learning for the pupil, parents are better aware of their children’s progress and the authorities have a good overview of what goes on in schools under their management. eKool is used by majority of the Estonian schools.
Transportation to CybExer
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.
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