As an Advisory Observer of the SIA*, the Estonia e-Governance Academy (eGA) will provide invaluable input into the SIA’s workgroups and publications. Together with the SIA’s growing number of government and non-government partners, it will play a key role in driving policy to develop frameworks and guidance to support the successful delivery of eService strategies around the world.
Frédéric Trojani, President of the SIA is delighted to welcome eGA’s Digital Identity Expert and Senior Consultant Ms Mari Pedak as the representative Observer. Ms Pedak has a remarkable expertise of planning and implementing e-government and e-identity programme activities, participating in related international projects and consulting governments in the fields of e-government and e-identity.
Previously she was a leading civil servant in the Estonian government for 22 years, including as Director General of the Citizenship and Migration Board for many years. Under her leadership and participation Estonia’s identity and authentication policies were developed and a digital identity card was introduced in 2002. In 2007 the consolidation of the ICT services of the Ministry of the Interior was carried out and the largest ICT authority in the Estonian public sector – the ICT and Development Centre of the Ministry of the Interior – was created under her leadership.
Mari Pedak, Digital Identity Expert, eGA said: “The secure digital identity is the one information society is based on and a key to public eServices. All governments in the world are looking for the best practice. We are glad to join Secure Identity Alliance to share Estonian expertise of digital identity development and provision of secure eServices for the citizens and e-residents.” <
* Its Board Members are Gemalto, Imprimerie Nationale, Safran Identity and Security, Oberthur Technologies and Veridos.
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