Keynotes

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The term keynote speaker is one of the most misunderstood in the meetings and conference industry. Many people confuse keynote speaker with formal host speaker, inspirational speaker, plenary speaker, or industry expert. While any of these speakers could actually be a keynote speaker, most often they are not. A keynote speaker should be able to […]

Open Government

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There is no single definition of open government; rather there seems to be as many flavours of open government as there are of government in itself. This makes sense as open government must always take as its starting point the local context of government. On the other hand, on a more general level there is […]

Smart Grid

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In the Nordic countries smart grid development is rapidly growing each year where more and more energy suppliers can deliver vast knowledge, analysis and technologies to better control and adapt energy consumption and integrate production from sustainable sources. At the European level smart grid policy is organized as Smart Grid European Technology Platform. A smart […]

eHealth

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eHealth is a term for health care practice supported by digital processes and communication, dating back to at least 1999. Usage of the term varies: Some would argue it is interchangeable with ‘health informatics’ with a broad definition while others use it in the narrower sense of internet-supported health-care practices. It can also include health […]

eProcurement

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eProcurement or electronic procurement is the exchange of digital business documents regarding purchase and sale of goods or services, either business-to-government or business-to-business. The e-procurement value chain consists of indent management, eTendering, eAuctioning, eNotification, eAccess, vendor management, catalogue management, purchase order integration, order status, ship notice, eInvoicing, ePayment, and contract management. Public sector organisations use […]

eID / eSignature

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In 2008 the European Commission decided to create an action plan together with the member states of the European Union with one single purpose: to remove interoperability barriers and enable cross-border secure electronic transactions in Europe. The movement towards a borderless Digital Single Market should start with citizens and businesses adopting common transaction tools that […]

eDemocracy

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Lets be honest: There is no clear or single definition of eDemocracy – however, there seems to be agreement that eDemocracy describes the use of ICT to promote democracy and to practice democracy in the widest sense, and that eDemocracy is closely related to Open Government. eDemocracy can be applied to the democratic processes of […]