Andrus Kaarelson
Information System Authority
Estonia
Director of Information System
Andrus Kaarelson is Director of Information System of the Information System Authority, where he is responsible for strategy and development of public e-services’ ecosystems and e-government platforms. Mr. Kaarelson has over 20 years of experience in services development and Info Communication Technology based services delivery. Previously, Mr Kaarelson has worked as Chief Technology Officer and Board Member of mobile operator Elisa Estonia, where he managed and coordinated the work of technology strategy, investment planning, services development and networks operations. In addition, he was leading the public - private partnership in Estonia as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Estonian Broadband Development Foundation, which targets the rollout of country wide next-generation fiber optic based broadband network by 2018. Mr. Kaarelson was born on 24th of December 1972 in Pärnu. He has graduated Technical University of Technology as Telecommunications Engineer and holds a Master`s degree in International Business Administration from Estonian Business School. During 1998 - 2006 Andrus Kaarelson worked in telecommunication solutions supplier Ericsson. In the market unit of Nordic and Baltics service organisation he was leading customer support and managed services’ departments, which were providing professional services for all major operator companies in Northern Europe. The Information System Authority is responsible for coordinating national cyber security, developing public IT solutions, including Estonia's e-government infrastructure and administering IT-related public funds.