Governmental State Informatics of Slovenia
Ministry of Public Administration began in 2015 with the strategic project Reorganization of IT in Public Administration with clear vision that cloud computing will become the primary method of infrastructure provision by the Public Administration. Ministry of Public Administration intends to provide a single point of access for cloud services and create a comprehensive catalogue of cloud services for Slovene citizens, businesses and public administration, as well as establish an appropriate framework for cloud services, security policy governance and data management services (BI, big data and open data). Together with Government Cloud, established in 2015, which contributes to the simplification and streamlining of development and maintenance procedures of IT, as well as improvement of national authorities’ operation, we also modernised Government Central Communication System (HKOM), and were certified according to Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program as the first state owned cloud in September 2016. Furthermore, we place special emphasis on connecting very numerous datasources with all their particularities and for this reason we created a set of reusable building blocks (TRAY, IO-MODULE, ASYNCHRONOUS MODULE and SECURITY PLATFORM), which proved to be very reliable and efficient. While providing different e-services for our users, who have to be safe andconfident that their privacy is being protected, we developed special services that are collectively called TRUST SERVICES, which are usuallly based on electronic identities.
Jurij Bertok holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. He started his career at the aforementioned faculty where he worked as a researcher in the Laboratory for Communication Devices at the Department of Telecommunication. In 1991 he joined the Ministry of Defence where he held several positions. From 2000 to 2005 he was the head of the IT and Communications Sector, and in 2005 appointed as CIO to lead the IT operations for the Ministry of Defence. As of January 2013, Jurij Bertok is the Director-General of IT Directorate at the Ministry of Public Administration, the main coordination institution for the development and implementation of eGovernment in Slovenia.