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Tor Alvik | Technical Director
Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (Difi) | Norway

Tor Alvik, Technical Director, Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (Difi)

Grand Designs - Identity in Action - Day 1
"Borderless access to digital services in the Nordics"

The Nordic-Baltic region is well-positioned to show the way for digitalization of Europe. The Nordic council of ministers has established the MR-digital which will promote a cohesive and integrated digital Nordic region. 
A mature eID infrastructure and high-quality base registers lay the basis for access to services and flow of information cross-border in the region. The cross-border use of eID can be the single most important measure in making day-to-day life easier for the region’s residents when dealing with another Nordic-Baltic country. 
The Nordic-Baltic eID project (NOBID) sets out “[…] to enable unique identity number usage across borders and to facilitate cooperation between national infrastructures for the use of electronic authentication (eID) in accordance with the eIDAS-regulation […]” as set out in the declaration from MR. Digital.
Based on the eIDAS regulation this project investigates services where Nordic and Baltic citizens could benefit from cross-border eID interoperability and takes initiatives to the removal of legal barriers and the establishment of technical solutions.

Tor Alvik works at the Agency for Public Management and e-Government (Difi) in Norway. He has been involved in the development of public sector e-ID solutions since 2005. He has been responsible for the development, management, and operation of the Norwegian ID-gateway and MinID solution. 
Today, Alvik is responsible for the strategic development of e-ID in Norway in the public sector. Presently he is the project manager of a Nordic-Baltic eID Project involving eight Nordic and Baltic countries. The introduction of the eIDAS regulation and cross-border authentication mechanisms are central to this.


Day 1 @ 13:50

Grand Designs: Identity in Action (Taking place in the Digital:ID Conference Room)

Hear about major projects governments are launching and how they’ve been brought from development to implementation, as well as the challenges faced along the way and what the future holds.
last published: 17/Jun/19 13:35 GMT

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