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Seminar: Digital Norway – built on international standards

In connection with the annual meeting of the world's largest IT committee, ISO/ IEC JTC1, Standards Norway is arranging a seminar on how international standards can forward digitalization in Norway. Public and private services are to be simplified and new initiatives are underway in business and industry to ensure international competitive power. This means we need common international standards that help us “stay on the same page” and to safeguard requirements for security and privacy across borders.

The seminar will showcase examples of Norwegian companies that have formulated their business ideas around international standards and who have increased their competitive power as a result. International and Norwegian experts will also be participating.

Time: Wednesday 9 November at 1300-1700

Place: Lillehammer Hotel, Turistvegen 6


Conference chair: Eirik Øwre Thorshaug, Director of governmental relations, Telenor Norge AS


1200-1300 Lunch

We will be inviting the seminar participants for lunch.

1300 - 1310 Greetings

CEO of Standards Norway, Jacob Mehus, and Chair of ISO/ IEC JTC1, Karen Higginbottom, welcome you

1310 - 1400 Teaching with Technology

A significant part of all our lives is given to education. In a mobile and technology-oriented society, there is considerable demand for interoperability between numerous systems in schools, society and business, both domestically and internationally. Norway is at the forefront when it comes to the development and utilization of teaching technology. Why have we decided to commit to international standardisation efforts?


  • Erlend Øverby, Senior Consultant Karde and Chair of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36 Information Technology for Learning, Education and Training
  • Hege Tollerud CEO, Oslo EdTech Cluster
  • Hans Petter Røkholt, Chief Product Officer, Connexus AS

1400 – 1500 Smart Cities

An ever-growing number of people live in cities and urban areas, and efforts are being undertaken both at home and abroad to make cities smarter and more sustainable. But what is a “smart city”, and how can this be measured? Can standardization help?


  • Trond Hovland, Head of ITS Norway and Sector Chair ICT, Standards Norway
  • Dag Naders Moldestad, Senior Adviser Earth Observation, Norwegian Space Center
  • Olav Madland, Head of ITS and Sales Manager, Acando

1500  – 1515  Break

1515  – 1635 ICT Security

The norwegian vulnerability assessment committee (“Sårbarhetsutvalget”) recommends the use of internationally recognized standards to achieve effective security levels in Norwegian businesses. ISO enables the flow of knowledge and transfer of experience across different communities, sectors and countries. Why do we need international standards for ICT security?


  • Walter Fumy, Chief Scientist, Bundesdruckerei and Chair of ISO/ IEC JTC1/ SC27 IT Security Techniques
  • Sofie Nystrøm, Director at NTNU Center for Cyber and Information Security - CCIS
  • Tore Orderløkken, VP Security, Quality & Risk Management Evry
  • Andre Årnes, SVP Group Business Security, Telenor Group
  • Roar Thon, Specialist Director Security Culture, Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM)

1635  – 1710 Big Data

We gather and use vast and varied amounts of data which is constantly changing. This phenomenon, known as Big Data, presents society with opportunities as well as challenges. How can international standards contribute to simpler management of data volumes?


  • Arne J. Berre, Chief Scientist Sintef ICT
  • Thomas Kolbjørn Becke, Management Consultant, Capgemini
  • Wo Chang, Digital Data Advisor at National Institute of Standards and Technology 

1710 – 1715 Summary


To participate at the seminar is free of charge. Deadline for registration is Friday 4 November at 1200.


Sist oppdatert: 2016-11-07