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Digital Tour to Denmark

01.04.2019  19:35
Don't miss the opportunity to visit one of the world's most digitalized countries. Join us for this year’s Digital Tour to Denmark from Tuesday, June 4th to Friday, June 7th, 2019. The tour has two tracks - Digital Health and Public Sector Digitalization.

Digital tour 2019


We invite you to participate in the Digitour 2019 that inspires you with Danish experiences from either Digital Health or Public Sector Digitalization. The joint tour consists of two separate tracks and includes visits to Ministries, Agencies and departments in the Danish public sector and the digital health sector to give you an understanding of the Danish digital journey. You get in-person discussions with the decision makers who drove - and still drive - the digitization in Denmark. Public/private partnerships is the key to innovation in the Danish government. Therefore, you will meet the industry partners to the Danish public sector. 


Also, you will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas with Canadian and Danish digital health and digital government thought leaders, and learn about what makes Denmark an international front-runner when it comes to digital health and public sector digitalization. Please see the tracks below:


The Danish Embassy in Ottawa and the Royal Danish Consulate General in Toronto host and fulfill the trip and accompany the delegation.


Public Sector Digitization


Denmark has the world’s most digital government

Denmark is one of the world’s most digitalised countries. Most transactions are cashless, and almost all interaction with the Danish government takes place online. The Agency for Digitization recently released the concept of "World-class Digital Service" and with this, we invite you to come and experience it for yourself.


Digital by default


If you need to pay your taxes, report a bicycle theft, or make an appointment with the public sector in Denmark, you can do it all from your computer. Almost every agency or public official can be reached online, and each citizen has a specific digital signature to “sign” important documents.


The Danish government has made a commitment to go “digital by default”, with paper used only as a last resort. The high level of broadband penetration in Denmark makes digital-only services practical and accessible. Data security and privacy is a high priority in Denmark. Financial transactions and other important services require "two-factor" identification to complete.


This tour might be right for you if…

  • You are a decision / policy maker or executive in the field of digitization
  • You are a public servant working with digitization
  • You are in the digital transformation field and looking for inspiration

You will

  • Learn about Denmark’s digital transformation
  • Hear from different levels of government and learn how collaboration across set the groundstones for success
  • Get inspired by the Danish industry who is changing the system
  • Network with both Canadian and Danish decision makers
  • And much more.

Here is the link to download the program for Public Sector Digitization Tour.

Digital Health Sector


In January 2018, Denmark launched its new national Digital Health Strategy. The focus of the new strategy is on digitization and the use of health data for direct patient care (i.e. prevention, care and direct treatment). The strategy also focuses on the use of health data for secondary purposes, such as quality development, management and research. 


Come explore with us as we look at the three following segments of Denmark’s digital health ecosystem:


    1. Denmark’s Health System and Digital Health Strategy 

  • Learn about Denmark’s healthcare system and digital transformation
  • Hear from different levels of government and clinical actors on the close collaboration across regions, municipalities and general practice

    2. Research and Innovation

  • Get inspired by Denmark’s leading researchers and entrepreneurs in health technology

    3. Commercial Enterprises

  • Discover new data-driven technologies
  • Meet some of Denmark’s world-class digital health companies that are changing health systems

This tour might be right for you if…

  • You are a healthcare professional
  • You are a health system decision / policy maker or executive in the field of digital health transformation
  • You are a health or IT journalist
  • You are an investor looking to learn more about Denmark’s health tech companies
  • You are a hospital/ long term care / home and community administrator or executive

*Price: 5,000 CAD including flights, hotel, transport and meals during the official program. The official tour program is 3 full days spanning from Tuesday, June 4th to Friday, June 7th. Please note the cost of the tour includes hotel accommodation until Sunday, June 9th.

To register, please follow this link.

For information, please contact:

Robby  Spring (Digital Health Sector)
Royal Danish Consulate, Toronto / 416-640-1301


Mads Henning Jensen(Public Sector Digitalization)

Royal Danish Consulate, Toronto / 647-928-3117