Cybernetica's researcher achieved Ustus Agur Scholarship award
On 22 April 2010, the Estonian Association of Information Technology
and Telecommunications (ITL) presented after the general meeting its
annual awards to persons and/or companies who have affected the Estonian
ICT sector most positively.
Since 2003, ITL and the Estonian Information Technology Foundation also award the Ustus Agur Scholarship to one outstanding PhD student. The recipient this year was Dan Bogdanov from Cybernetica AS. Mr Bogdanov leads the Sharemind project in the Institute of Information Security of Cybernetica. The goal of Sharemind is to create a high-security system for processing confidential data. Sharemind can be used by organizations who wish to jointly collect and process confidential data.
In addition to the scholarship, ITL presented the following awards.
- Person or Company of the Year -- Kalev Pihl, CEO of Certification Centre Ltd, for raising the awareness about Internet security among children, youths, parents, and people working with children.
- Act of the Year -- The opening of an Ericsson factory in Tallinn. A significant investment such as this from a large international enterprise confirms the trust in Estonia and its people.
- Idea of the Year -- The EstWin project, for purporting to cover the whole of Estonia with the next-generation, high-speed, broadband Internet. As a basis for new IT services, EstWin is a stellar example of the power of cooperation between ICT companies.
- Roadblock of the Year -- Sander Mägi, partner of Aqris Software, for obstructing and ruining the joint export refund application of 24 ICT companies, valued at 640,000 EUR.