Scientist: Ott Velsberg

Ott Velsberg ESMH ScientistOtt Velsberg is the Chief Data Officer for the Estonian government. He oversees data science and data governance in Estonia, including domains like artificial intelligence and open data. He is also a Ph.D. researcher in the department of Informatics at Umeå University and Uppsala University. His research concentrates on the use of information systems in the public sector, with a special focus on the use of the Internet of Things (IoT).

e-Governance: the Estonian Case

e-Governance: the Estonian Case

Estonia is one of two countries worldwide to offer an e-Residency, a government-issued status and identity granting access to the EU’s digital business environment. Even Barack Obama is an Estonian e-Resident. Which challenges do e-Residency and e-Governance in general pose for the public sector, and how does scientific research evaluate the digital transformation?

Ott Velsberg ESMH scientists opinion e-governance

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Ott Velsberg about e-Governance

Increased quality of service, the lack of bureaucracy, and the ease of interacting with the government directly benefit the business and citizens.