Picture of Olle OlssonOlle Olsson

Manager of the Swedish W3C office

Senior researcher, the Swedish Institute of Computer Science

Olle Olsson is senior researcher at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), a national research institute in Information and Communication Technologies.

He has done research and development in expert systems, knowledge representation, agent technology, and concept modelling. More recent work includes exploring innovative uses of ICT in e-government. He has also been an advisor to projects in the public sector (e.g., use of the web in egovernment, and technology strategy for networked-based organisations).

In addition to this, Olle is also manager of the Swedish W3C Office, a part of the global World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

When not immersed in digital challenges (in the office or at home), Olle is interested in practical construction work, like house re-building and garden re-structuring. To relax, he enjoys going to the movies, watching those odd movies that practically nobody else knows about. And he keeps an eye on developments in theoretical philosophy, as a stimulus for the mind.

the Swedish Institute of Computer Science

The Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), is a non-profit research organization with approximately 100 researchers. The main office is situated in Kista outside Stockholm with smaller offices in Uppsala, Göteborg, and VÀsterÄs.

The mission of SICS is to contribute to the competitive strength of industry by conducting advanced research in strategic areas of computer science, and to actively promote the use of new research ideas and results in industry and in society at large. SICS collaborates with both large and small companies - in Sweden and internationally.

SICS research activities create value for industry and society in many different ways, including people mobility, research projects, scientific dissemination, and spin-off companies.

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Wednesday, November 5th: 10.30 - 12.00

Track: E-gov Challenges

E-gov and the citizen - transformation by new technology

This presentation will explore future and emerging ways of using the Web in E-government, and will illustrate by concrete examples how various public agencies world-wide are using technology in novel ways.

E-government faces legacy challenges, as well as opportunities opened up by new technology and new user expectations.

Increased efficiency, effectiveness, and relevance is needed, when the available economic space shrinks.

We see on the Web new ways in which commercial entities organise their business - new processes, cooperation models, customer relations, encouraging innovation/evolution, knowledge management. The public sector should adopt (and adapt) such validated best practice approaches.

The most important aspect concerns how technology acts as a transformative instrument -- new possibilities enable new solutions that create new expectations, which in its turn sheds light on how technology can be used in innovative ways.