A brand new experience as Almedalen this summer made me rethink my thoughts about politics.

Almedalen is a park in the city Visby on the island Gotland. Here Swedish politicians gather once a year for the largest political event in the country. In the picture above we see Jan Björklund, leader of The Liberal People’s Party (Swedish: Folkpartiet), being interviewed on a live radio broadcast.

Last summer we got to know about Almedalen and the discussions that are brought up there. We got the understanding that the event gives an opportunity for companies, organizations and private individuals to ask questions for better understanding and also influence political decisions. We were right.

Never before have I felt so close to politics.

Me and my colleague Linnea spent three days on the island trying to get to top politicians and people working on a national level with questions that concern Omniflit.

Mobility and sustainable transportation issues were brought to the surface, focusing on how we are going to reach the goals of a fossil-fuel independent fleet until 2030. The main areas of discussion were renewable fuels, bio-fuels, and the expansion of public transportation. However I feel there is a lot missing on the point of making full use of the existing infrastructure. New innovative solutions within IT give never before seen results. Let’s not hope the government sees it, let’s tell it to them!

http://www.regeringen.se/sb/d/11547/a/122778

As part of a new strategy, Omniflit is now engaging politicians on a national level exploring the possibilities of statewide actions for more sustainable transportation.

Another interesting topic was the standardization of IT within the public sector to enhance the procurement process of new services appearing rapidly on the market. This will make it easier for businesses to sell to public organizations because the guidelines for developing services will be more perspicuous.

http://www.regeringen.se/sb/d/16032/a/188717

Public and business opinion is taken into account by leaving the discussion open on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itivalfardenstjanst

Knowing the ambitious goals of the government, this strategy might be one of the necessary measures for distributing innovative and sustainable services around our country, giving small companies an opportunity to grow even further into international markets, leveraging our exports of knowledge.

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I hope Swedish people will be ”flitting” more with the Omniflit solutions as we move forward with developing the future Mobility Management Solutions!

Marcus Fütö, CEO
Omniflit AB