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Event Details

FAT & HAPPY: We have to talk about new export industries!
13. August, 13:00 – 14:00
M/S Sandnes, Arendalsuka

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Through uncertain times, Norway has long kept its head above water with exports of oil, gas and seafood. Now we face a new challenge and opportunity: to embrace the digital revolution and make technology and innovation our next major export industry.

We have the prerequisites, the technology and the expertise to become a world leader in several technology areas. Should we let the lead get away from us?

Part 1 of this panel discussion will, among other things, explore how Norwegian technology can become robust, reliable and a significant contributor to the economy. To achieve this change, we are dependent on political commitment, and the first step is to open politicians’ eyes to the fact that technology and innovation are the new gold… or oil if you like.

Norway has long been a pioneer in digital identity, with BankID as an outstanding example. Over 12,000 services can be used with BankID, which has given Norway a head start in Europe. With EIDAS 2.0, however, we face new challenges. Our current solutions will not be compatible with the new European standards, which could prevent the free movement of goods, services, people and capital. This could reduce Norway’s attractiveness for labor and trade, and we risk losing our lead in digitalisation.

Part 2 brings together a broad panel to discuss how Norway can use its experience to lead in the implementation of EIDAS 2.0. The goal is to develop solutions that can be exported to the whole of Europe, secure Norway’s leading position in digital identity and lay the foundation for future technology exports.

Welcome to an insightful and exciting panel discussion on how we can ensure Norway’s economic growth through technology and digital identity.

Program /

13:00 | Welcome v/ Monica Mæland (CEO of Bergen Business Council)

13:05 | PART 1: Technology as our next export industry

Participants: Per Christian Goller (Aprila Bank), Ingvild von Krogh Strand (Abelia), Ingrid Liland (MDG), Vegar Heir (Vipps), Pinar Heggernes (UiB), Anders Skjævestad (DNB and chairman of NCE Finance Innovation)

13:30 | PART 2: Digital identity and eIDAS 2.0 – obstacle or opportunity for Norwegian exports?

Participants: More information to come.

13:55 | End

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Time

August 13, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Arendal, Norway(GMT+02:00)