e-Estonia Programme for Emirates Institute of Banking & Financial Studies
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.
Public-Private cooperation in Estonia
with Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications
Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (officially abbreviated as ITL) is a voluntary organisation, whose primary objective is to unite the Estonian information technology and telecommunications companies and organisations, to promote their co-operation in Estonia’s development towards information society, to represent and protect the interests of its member companies and to express their common positions. The turnover of companies belonging to ITL makes up over 70% of the total turnover of the Estonian ICT sector.
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, including in the domains of e-Tax, e-Healthcare etc. We have unique experience building a digital, seamless society. Nortal has successfully exported its expertise to countries in North-America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We know how difficult this change can be, but wealso know how much value it creates.
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 and timestamping solutions
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.
Taking control of sanctions and financial crime
Salv is an Estonian based RegTech company founded in 2018 by the creators of TransferWise and Skype compliance. Salv has built an anti-money laundering, crime-fighting platform that gives companies the flexibility and speed they need to get ahead of today’s financial criminals.
Scaling your fintech while keeping your company and customers safe from financial criminals can be an immense challenge. Salv AML platform offers customer screening, monitoring, and risk assessment all in one place – taking care of compliance so that fintechs can scale with confidence.
API-first, cloud-agnostic and highly configurable without coding modular core banking platform
Their core banking platform has been carefully developed with agility and flexibility in mind. Modularity is a key concept in our design; you choose only the capabilities you need and, like a multi-tool, we provide They with the most appropriate choice of technology to supercharge your business from within. The platform is API-first and built around a microservices architecture, ensuring quick and simple integration. It is powered by a mighty workflow engine and, while pre-configured workflows mean that you are ready to go in an instant, you can always define your own workflows to suit the way your business operates.
Investment Operations and Compliance Monitoring Solution
Depowise is an independent company serving asset servicers and asset managers across EMEA. Our asset servicing business unit focuses on depositary banks, fund administrators and transfer agents. Depowise roots originate from Net Group Ltd, leading Nordic software development and consultancy firm with more than 21 years of experience across the EMEA region.
Fraud and security solutions with AI
MindTitan’s anti-money laundering AI model keeps banks a step ahead. Find suspicious groups and flows of money with state-of-the-art process mining techniques and deep learning to uncover previously unidentified patterns. Our approach follows more than simple hard-coded rules, rather uses artificial intelligence to reveal activities, individuals, and groups of interest. The model creates a continuously updated suspicion score for particular individuals.
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.
Government Budget Management System
The main objective of the Budget Management System (BMS) is to administer and supervise the government and public-sector spending. BMS is a small banking system where the government and public-sector institutions act as customers. Accounts of government institutions are virtual accounts (e-accounts) inside the BMS system, real bank accounts where the real money is deposited are owned and handled only by the Ministry of Finance. This setup guarantees a central point of control and reporting of the whole public-sector spending and reduced costs of bank transactions.
Tax administration and risk assessment for governments
FiscalAdmin is a software engineering and consulting company established in 2015 in Tallinn, Estonia. The company provides innovative IT solutions to transform public sector in line with digital-era governance, specialising in public fiscal management and tax administration. Our engineers have 20+ years of experience in modernization of tax administrations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. We have custom-made and ready to use solutions for risk assessment and development of tax administrations, ministries of finance, the public sector, and international organisations.
The Tokenization of everything
The cost to the global economy of managing human trust can be measured in the trillions of dollars per year. A whole range of business functions (audit, compliance, cybersecurity, inspection, certification) exist that try to narrow the uncertainty associated with trusting others. However, they fail, with rising cost. Our vision is a world where these functions no longer exist as they are cryptographically encoded into the design of applications.
Our view is that blockchain is a censorship resistant machine for the creation of tokens. Those tokens can represent digital currency, real world assets or simply data itself i.e., for any type of data it is possible to create a token that provides cryptographic proof of its properties (time, integrity, provenance, identity, uniqueness….) without the reliance on a centralized trusted authority.
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