Who would be better at helping businesses and organizations connect with the user, than a user-friendly environment like the Nordics, known for 'welfare for all' and a highly skilled digital population? As the Danish Government announced just yesterday, 83 % of the Danes have trust or high trust in the state handling their personal data. The ambition is to take this number even higher. The Nordics have all the right circumstances to facilitate healthy living and to do this in a sustainable way. But still we wan't to learn and explore how others create outstanding Welfare tech solutions in much larger market economies than our own.
Next week I will be hosting a panel discussion on Welfare technology in Berlin as a part of Nordic Tech Week. The panel will discuss the following: Welfare for all - new solutions for inclusion and healthy living.
User-centered welfare services is not at all new to the authorities in Denmark, it has been a part of the Digital Strategy from the Danish Government for several years now. Danish municipalities and regions (e.g. Odense Municipality) are successful in attracting welfare tech startups from all over the world because of a high maturity in implementing and testing Welfare technology solutions with users.
But there are still obstacles on the road to a ‘digital welfare for all society’. The hardest part is implementing solutions and finding the right fit for the users. Sharing of data and experience is the key to continue succeeding in a digital world that becomes even more complex by the second, but sharing of data also asks questions about data ethics that businesses and organizations are struggling to define. Data ethics and security is key to continue the improvement of healthy living.
Digital trust, knowledge-sharing and a user-centric approach is what I hope to boost together with an important panelist team starring:
Cathrine Karlson, No Isolation (NO)
No Isolation is a Norwegian startup, founded in October 2015. We tackle loneliness and involuntary social isolation by developing communication tools that help those affected. Our products include AV1, the telepresence robot for children with long-term illness, and KOMP, the one-button computer connecting generations.
Henrik Cederqvist, Cuviva (SE)
CUVIVA AB is a highly innovative Swedish software company that through openness and collaboration is working to create digital ecosystem for effective and sustainable distributed care, based on human needs and individual circumstances.
Joachim Langagergaard, Dialog 365 (DK)
Dialog365.com is a management tool used to develop the human capital of any organization – from great municipalities with thousands of employees to smaller private businesses. It is the simple, well tested and strategic way to optimise the skills, engagement, retention and culture of your employees through dialogue – and it gives you the tools to map skills, competencies and need for development.
Jana Bürkert, Mimi Hearing Technologies (DE)
Mimi Hearing Technologies is a Berlin-based audio tech company that specializes in digital hearing tests and audio personalization. Mimi makes personalized sound possible across all audio devices, for people of all hearing ages.
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