Division for Technology and Data
Division for Technology and Data is responsible for forging a more coherent public sector by providing an improved framework for data sharing, reuse and the use of new technology.
The office is responsible for preparing, coordinating and implementing tasks related to data and new technology in the public sector. This includes ensuring interoperability between the data agenda in Denmark and the EU and the common public sector digital architecture. The office is also responsible for a number of initiatives related to cloud solutions, strategies for data, language technology and artificial intelligence. Furthermore, the office is responsible for a number of operational tasks.
The office serves as secretariat to the Steering Group for Technology and Data (STD) and the Committee for Architecture and Standards (UAS).
Better coherence in public data
Public data are central to many of the welfare services provided by the Danish public sector. With a secure and coordinated use of data across the public sector, it is possible to raise the quality of the authorities' services, ensure better coherence and service and pave the way for new opportunities.
Danish language technology
To develop and share language data, models and tools that can support better Danish language technology solutions is also a central task for the office.
This includes work related to the joint public platform, sprogteknologi.dk, which is a central portal for the collection and development of language resources in Danish. The resources are free to use for all with interest in artificial intelligence.
In collaboration with public actors, private organizations and research institutions, the office is also involved in projects such as the development of a central word register and a transcribed Danish-language speech corpus.
Read more about a Common Danish Language Resource
European open data
The office is responsible for the Danish, national coordination of the EU Directive on open data and the reuse of public sector information (the Open Data Directive), which is implemented in the Danish PSI Law. The office also handles other tasks related to the PSI Law.
The European cooperation involves several initiatives that the office take part in. For instance, the office contribute to identify and publish a number of high-value datasets (HVDs) across the public sector. In this regard, the office represents Danish interests based on input from relevant Danish authorities and stakeholders.
Open data across the EU
The office is responsible for the Danish handling of the EU directive on open data and the re-use of public sector information (open data directive), which is implemented in the Danish PSI Act. The office also handles tasks related to the PSI Act.
The office is part of a European cooperation where a number of high-value datasets are selected to be shared across the public sector in several areas of responsibility. In this regard, the office represents Danish interests in collaboration with relevant Danish authorities and stakeholders.
Digital architecture creates coherence in public data
The office continuously maintain and develop the joint public digital architecture, consisting of management and architectural principles, guidelines and standards.
The office assist joint public IT projects with the use of common components and design in digital solutions in order to create more data sharing and coherent service. The office is also responsible for a joint public website about joint public digital architecture and a tool called FORM-online that provides easy access to a joint public task catalogue.
Read more about Digital Architecture
Finally, the office support the Agency for Digital Government in the product-focused operation and development. This with inspiration from the agile principles e.g. through a focus on contract management, supplier relationships, roles, responsibilities and the cultivation of a common culture. The goal is to ensure high quality, focus on continuous development and interdisciplinary collaboration around the products.