Norwegian government officials heard about Surrey County Council’s drive to harness technology on a fact-finding mission to London.
Paul Brocklehurst highlighted a deal done with BT to ensure nearly 100% superfast broadband coverage that will make Surrey the best connected county in the UK.
The Head of Information Management and Technology also emphasised another contract with BT to replace up to 40 separate public sector networks in Surrey and Berkshire with just one.
The event, staged by FutureGov, looked at innovative approaches to public services.
It came after Mr Brocklehurst spoke alongside the man in charge of IT at the 2012 Olympics during a national conference looking at harnessing technology in business.