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Mr  Boris  Koprivnikar

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration of the Republic of Slovenia

​Mr Boris Koprivnikar is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration of the Republic of Slovenia. 

In 1991, he received an Honours degree from the Faculty for Organizational Sciences at the University of Maribor where he specialised in Business Informatics Systems. In his previous position as the Chairman of the Board of Social Institutions Association of Slovenia, he managed a public institution with a complex organizational scheme of 99 providers with over 10,000 employees providing services to more than 21,000 users within the public sector. 

In his work, he manages activities which are, to a great extent, an integral part of the Centre of Government and focus on digital transformation of public administration as well as the economy and society as a whole. As Chief Digital Officer he initiated and is actively promoting an ambitious vision of Slovenia to become “a green reference country in digital Europe”. He aspires to bring together interests of the State, economy and citizens for setting up a digital eco-system. He advocates the use of big data as one of key resources for efficient management of public systems and development of new economic and business models.

Mr Boris Koprivnikar frequently gives lectures at national and international events, particularly in the field of public administration modernisation.