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About the Conference

The OECD Territorial Review notes that “ICTs can play an important role in improving the efficiency of public service delivery in sparsely populated and remote areas. The Internet can also promote better business opportunities and help rural firms to penetrate distant markets”.

These observations form the starting point for Digital Arctic – the NORA REGION CONFERENCE 2014.

Our approach is three-pronged: society, technology, and business. We look on how IT can affect the way people live, we look on the technological issues, and we look at business potential and how IT can help boost economic diversification.

In the spirit of its digital theme, we decided to make it a digital conference, divided into three sessions:

IT CAN BE DONE – business

Beyond Digital Arctic, there is a wide range of ways NORA may offer support if you were inspired by the conference. You can read more on these options under the DO IT section.

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The Sessions

Interplay between Knowledge, Human Capital and Natural Resources for the Political, Social and Economic Development of North Atlantic Societies

Key note video on how digitization can develop North Atlantic communities

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Greenland 2030: Vision for an IT nation

How can Greenland become a leading IT nation by 2030? Philtrum has a comprehensive plan

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U Nordic - A New System of Education in the Nordic Countries

Listen to Lars Utstøl of U Nordic explain their approach to and ambition for e-learning.

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Fighting the Gjógv Syndrome - Managing urbanisation, education and automation for a stronger Arctic future

Fighting the Gjógv Syndrome - why the Arctic should embrace education, urbanization and digitization

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Digital Networks Igniting Knowledge and Development in Northern Communities: Labrador's Experience

How digitazation has transformed professional and social life in Labrador

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National Digitization of Greenland

Digitization of Greenland - why and how

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Fab Lab Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

A Fab Lab located in the small fishing community of Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

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Canada's Digital Arctic

Connecting the Canadian Arctic

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Leadership in Arctic IT projects

Project management and leadership - how to make Arctic IT projects succeed?

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Telecommunication in the Arctic

Connecting a small archipelagic country

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Delivering Communication Services in Greenland

How are communication services in Greenland delivered?

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Operating in the Arctic Region

Operating in Greenland? TELE-POST presents successful cases

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From personal need to global markets - mini documentary on the fantastic story of Highsoft from Vik, Norway

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Passionate pilot and airport builder - from a village on the Faroes? Mini documentary on Simon Nordendal and Azurafiles

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Inequality and Online Trade

Online trade and inequality - advantage for remote locations?

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FabLab Case Study

FabLab Case Study - the interactive bench

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About the Organiser

NORA (Nordic Atlantic Cooperation) is an intergovernmental organization under the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The NORA region includes the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, and Coastal Norway (the 9 coastal counties of Norway, from Finnmark in the north to Rogaland in the south). The NORA countries are associated by their geographical location and by shared characteristics, common challenges and historical, institutional and cultural links.

NORA’s goal is to contribute to the creation of a vital and dynamic North Atlantic region, characterized by a strong and sustainable economy. To reach this goal, NORA supports collaboration between businesses and research and development organizations in the region. NORA’s main objectives and focus areas are set out in NORA’s strategic programme.

The Nordic Council of Ministers, supplemented by national grants from the four member countries, finances NORA. The NORA committee, which is comprised of twelve members, three from each of the countries in the NORA region, decides the main focus areas for NORA’s activities. These focus areas are set out in multiple-year strategic programmes.

NORA’s main secretariat is located in Tórshavn, the Faroe Islands. In addition, regional contact persons are located in Iceland, Greenland, Western Norway and Northern Norway.