Welcome!

Machine Learning Authors: Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Zakia Bouachraoui, Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White

Related Topics: @CloudExpo, Mobile IoT

@CloudExpo: Article

World's First Cellular Election to Take Place 2011 in Estonia

The first "cellular election" will be Estonia's next parliamentary elections in 2011

The Estonian Riigikogu (Parliament) this week approved a law making Estonia the first country in the world to allow voting in a national election by mobile phone. The first "cellular election" will be Estonia's next parliamentary elections in 2011.



The Estonian Parliament Building in the capital, Tallinn


Raul Kaidro, spokesman for the SK Certification Center, the organization that ensures the reliability and integrity of the electronic infrastructure behind the Estonian ID Card project (with 1 million card holder out of a population of 1.3M), explained to reporters that the system requires voters obtain free, authorized chips for their phones - that being the most secure way to authenticate digital signatures.

Since 2002 an electronic identification card has been mandatory for all citizens in Estonia above the age from 15.

The success of e-voting in local government council elections last year has spurred the authorities to extend the scheme to the country's upcoming national election.

A member of both the European Union and NATO since 2005, Estonia is the northernmost of the three Baltic states and endured Russian occupation from 1940 till 1991. It is most famous for having been the land where Skype was born and was surprisingly ranked No 8 out of 82 countries in putting the Internet to practical use in a recent World Economic Forum report. (Thanks to Ross Mayfield for that datapoint.)

Estonia also has the highest rate of public Internet access points (PIAPs) per capita in the world.

 

More Stories By Jeremy Geelan

Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


CloudEXPO Stories
The Crypto community has run out of anarchists, libertarians and almost absorbed all the speculators it can handle, the next 100m users to join Crypto need a world class application to use. What will it be? Alex Mashinsky, a 7X founder & CEO of Celsius Network will discuss his view of the future of Crypto.
Docker and Kubernetes are key elements of modern cloud native deployment automations. After building your microservices, common practice is to create docker images and create YAML files to automate the deployment with Docker and Kubernetes. Writing these YAMLs, Dockerfile descriptors are really painful and error prone.Ballerina is a new cloud-native programing language which understands the architecture around it - the compiler is environment aware of microservices directly deployable into infrastructures like Docker and Kubernetes.
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, will discuss how to use Kubernetes to setup a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace. His expertise is in automating deployment, management, and problem resolution in these environments, allowing his teams to run large transactional applications with high availability and the speed the consumer demands.
When Enterprises started adopting Hadoop-based Big Data environments over the last ten years, they were mainly on-premise deployments. Organizations would spin up and manage large Hadoop clusters, where they would funnel exabytes or petabytes of unstructured data.However, over the last few years the economics of maintaining this enormous infrastructure compared with the elastic scalability of viable cloud options has changed this equation. The growth of cloud storage, cloud-managed big data environments, and cloud data warehouses like Snowflake, Redshift, BigQuery and Azure SQL DW, have given the cloud its own gravity - pulling data from existing environments. In this presentation we will discuss this transition, describe the challenges and solutions for creating the data flows necessary to move to cloud analytics, and provide real-world use-cases and benefits obtained through adop...
Blockchain has shifted from hype to reality across many industries including Financial Services, Supply Chain, Retail, Healthcare and Government. While traditional tech and crypto organizations are generally male dominated, women have embraced blockchain technology from its inception. This is no more evident than at companies where women occupy many of the blockchain roles and leadership positions. Join this panel to hear three women in blockchain share their experience and their POV on the future of blockchain.