Working groups address specific topics as part of Digital Public Services Switzerland's service mandate. They are used by the Operational Management Committee as necessary, or by the Digital Public Services Officer for the Confederation and Cantons to provide content support to the Political and Operational Management Committees. This page lists all the active working groups.
Tasks and composition
Working groups enable participation by specialists from public administrations, businesses, academia and civil society. The Digital Public Services Officer for the Confederation and Cantons may invite proposals for appointments to the working groups, or may approach specialists directly. He appoints the chair of the working groups. Otherwise, the working groups determine their own membership.
Would you like to participate in a specific working group and contribute your specialist knowledge as an employee in public administration? If so, please contact the DPSS Office.
Identity Management and E-ID Working Group
The broad-based joint working group coordinates the efforts in the area of identity management throughout Switzerland. It is integrated into the Confederation's E-ID project organisation.
Contact: Titus Fleck, AR Informatik AG
Voice Working Group
The Voice Working Group steers and manages the procurement of telecoms services for the public administrations, especially the undertakings on terms and conditions for telecoms providers. It fleshes out the contracts for the 2020 telecoms procurement via eOperations Switzerland AG.
Contact: Michael Rathgeb, ICT Officer at the Department of Finance and Smart Device Service Owner at the Office for IT, canton of Zurich
Telecommunications Working Group
More information on the Telecommunications Working Group coming soon.
Cyber- and Information Security Working Group
The Cyber- and Information Security Working Group draws up best practices for the protection of digitally stored data. It assesses the security aspects of new or developing trends in IT, proposes risk mitigation measures in the areas of hardware and software, and issues recommendations on reducing information security risks.
In a crisis, the Working Group deploys task forces quickly and unbureaucratically, thereby ensuring the provision of advice.
Contact: Adrian Gutknecht, Senior Security Engineer Network, Office for Organisation and IT, canton of Solothurn
Data Platforms Working Group
The Data Platforms Working Group deals with issues arising out of proposals and projects concerning data storage, the use of data platforms for obtaining data, the combining of registries and data platforms, the harmonisation of data and the management of master data. It is working on drawing up an inventory covering data storage, architectures, interfaces, services, and proposals and projects in the cantons. It promotes and supports the exchange of experiences.
The Working Group aligns its activities closely with current proposals and projects from the eGovernment implementation plan.
Contact: Manuela Kleeb, Project Leader and Deputy Managing Director, eOperations Switzerland AG
Cloud Governance Working Group
More information on the Cloud Working Group coming soon.
Workplace Working Group
The Workplace Working Group deals with topics concerning the digital workplace of public administrations. It draws up common solutions and refines them. For example, it tests hardware and software components and required services. The Working Group issues recommendations and promotes the exchange of experiences between its members.
Contact: Greg Hernan, Digital Public Services Switzerland Office