About us

Our people

The Structure

Cybernetica has three development divisions – Information Security Systems Department, Privacy Technologies Department and Surveillance Systems Department and one research unit – Information Security Research Institute. The company is managed by two members of the Management Board and three members of the Supervisory Board.

Contacts

  • Management Board
  • Supervisory Board
  • Oliver Väärtnõu

    Chairman of the Management Board, Head of Information Security Systems Department

    Phone
    +372 639 7991
    E-mail
    oliver.vaartnou@cyber.ee

    Oliver Väärtnõu joined Cybernetica as the Chairman of the Management Board in 2014, having previously served as the Strategy Director of the Government Office of the Republic of Estonia and as the CEO of ELIKO Technology Competence Centre. He has also worked in Sweden and Denmark, focusing on international relations and management consulting. Currently, Mr Väärtnõu is the Member of the Research and Development Council to the Prime Minister of Estonia, Member of the Board at the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry  and Member of the Supervisory Board at Smartmatic-Cybernetica Centre of Excellence for Internet Voting. He has a MSc in Technology Governance from the University of Sussex.

  • Rein Haavel

    Head of Surveillance Systems Department

    Phone
    +372 639 7072
    E-mail
    rein.haavel@cyber.ee

    Head of Surveillance Systems Department, Member of the Management Board. PhD in Technical Cybernetics (1977, Tallinn University of Technology). Current research interests: planning, integration, support, technology transfer and maintenance of various surveillance systems (AIS, DGPS, radar systems etc). Affiliations: EUR ING (European Engineer).

  • Ülo Jaaksoo

    Chairman of Supervisory Board

    Phone
    +372 639 7991
    E-mail
    ulo.jaaksoo@cyber.ee

    Ülo Jaaksoo is a Chairman of Supervisory Board since 2013. Ülo Jaaksoo, Member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences (1986). In 1989-1997 Ülo Jaaksoo was a Director of the Institute of Cybernetics of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. In 1997-2013 Ülo Jaaksoo was CEO of Cybernetica. Ülo Jaaksoo has been Vice President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Chairman of the Council of Estonian Telekom, Member of the Estonian Research and Development Council, representative of Estonia in NATO Science Committee, Member of The President’s Academic Council. At the moment Ülo Jaaksoo is a member of the Innovation Policy Commission of the Estonian Research and Development Council, member of the Board of Governors of the Tallinn University of Technology. Acknowledgements: Estonian Prize (1967), Award of the Estonian Ministry Council (1986), the Medal of the Estonian Academy of Sciences (1999), 3rd Class Order of the White Star (2004).

  • Arne Ansper

    Development Manager

    Phone
    639 7991
    E-mail
    arne.ansper@cyber.ee

    Arne Ansper earned his MSc in Computer Engineering from Tallinn Technical University in 2001. He is a consummate professional with extensive experience in software development which includes designing and building security-critical distributed systems since 1995 and government information systems since 2001. Arne has managed the development of the “Barricade” firewall, “SSA” remote access software, and information system used by the Estonian State Registry of Certification. In addition, he designed the architecture and lead the development of the “Privador” VPN appliance, the Estonian e-voting system and Customs Engine CuE. One of his greatest accomplishments, Arne designed the architecture and managed the development of X-Road – a secure communication layer to connect Estonian governmental registries. The founding principles of X-Road were first described in his MSc thesis and later refined and implemented in X-Road, which is by far considered the most successful e-Government project in Estonia. Furthermore, Arne contributed to the research and development of time-stamping technology. Arne Ansper was bestowed the Order of The White Star Fifth Class (2013).

  • Dan Bogdanov

    Head of Privacy Technologies Department

    Phone
    731 1819
    E-mail
    dan.bogdanov@cyber.ee

    Dan Bogdanov completed his Master's studies in secure computation at the University of Tartu in 2007. In 2013, he earned a PhD degree in computer science from the University of Tartu. Dan is the architect and lead developer of the Sharemind secure computation platform and has authored several papers on information security. Dan's research has received several awards: Expo Science Europe Grand Prix 2002, Ustus Agur stipend 2010, JCI Top Outstanding Young Person 2013, Estonian Ministry of Defence research award 2014, President of Estonia Young IT Scientist Award 2016. Dan has worked at Cybernetica since 2007 as a researcher and since 2017 as a head of Privacy Technologies Department. Dan is an expert representative of Estonia at the information security techniques standardization committee ISO/IEC SC 27 where he fulfils the editorial duties for several standards. Dan Bogdanov is a recipient of the Ustus Agur scholarship from the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (2010) and he was bestowed the Order of The White Star Fourth Class (2015).