Director of State Information Systems, Information System Authority
Republic of Estonia
Andrus Kaarelson is Director of Information System of the Information System Authority, where he is responsible for strategy and development of public e-services’ ecosystems and e-government platforms. Mr. Kaarelson has over 20 years of experience in services development and Info Communication Technology based services delivery. Previously, Mr Kaarelson has worked as Chief Technology Officer and Board Member of mobile operator Elisa Estonia, where he managed and coordinated the work of technology strategy, investment planning, services development and networks operations. In addition, he was leading the public - private partnership in Estonia as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Estonian Broadband Development Foundation, which targets the rollout of country wide next-generation fiber optic based broadband network by 2018. The Information System Authority is responsible for coordinating national cyber security, developing public IT solutions, including Estonia's e-government infrastructure and administering IT-related public funds.