Margus Arm appointed system chief at Estonia's RIA


The Estonian Information System Authority (RIA's) director general has appointed Margus Arm, head of the department for electronic identity at RIA, as his deputy responsible for the state information system, reports local media.

Arm noted in a press release on Friday reported by the Baltic Times that the new position offers an opportunity to make a wider contribution to the development of the e-state than to date.

"The aim is to continue the activities already started and bring them successfully across the finish line. My vision is for the teams at RIA, and all IT houses of the state of course, to be able to engage in closer cooperation," Arm said.

"Estonia is not an e-state if our fundamental services such as the state network, X-Road and electronic identity are not operable, accessible and dependable. The teams at RIA exude innovation, and I will try and employ fresh ideas for our progress in the best fashion," he said. 

Arm has been connected with the development and maintenance of the e-services of the Estonian state since his inclusion in the introduction of the electronic ID-card in 2002. He was one of the leading figures in the solving of the ID-card crisis in 2017.

The director general of RIA, Margus Noormaa, described Arm as being an example with his values, professionalism and attitude to work. 


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