Digital Agenda for Estonia 2021+
16th of September 2019
About the conference
The Digital Agenda for Estonia 2021+ will help participants to recognize the main drivers behind digital transformation and will seek to answer the main questions for the policy makers, businesses and citizens alike: where to put their focus in years to come, in order to benefit from the digital transformation and create value for their partners and clients?
The question is not about specific IT solutions or whether or not people are ready to embrace them, but about the values, needs and skills that guide our citizens and businesses in their path to navigate the digitally transformed environment, with its new generation of digital infrastructure, services and platforms.
The working language of the conference is English, with machine interpretation English-Estonian-English.
PS: During the same week in Tallinn, it is possible to attend two more high level events: Tallinn Digital Summit on September 17th is focussed on AI for public value (for more information, visit digitalsummit.ee, to attend, please register here) ; and e-ID Forum on September 18.-19. is a high level dialogue between industry and governments, promoting discussions on eID technology and eID solutions.
An overview of the conference programme
Conference is hosted by Mari-Liis Lind, and Karen Burns. Mari- Liis is a digital management professional and social entrepreneur. Karen K Burns has 15 years of experience working in mainly IT and ICT fields in management and business development positions. She is the Co-Founder and COO of SIFR, a machine learning and artificial intelligence company working internationally on the bleeding edge of science and technology.
AGENDA: Monday 16th September 2019
08:30 – 09:00 Arrivals, registration and coffee
09:00 – 09:15 Siim Sikkut Opening Speech
09:15 – 10:00 The keynote speech is delivered by Rudy de Waele, a business & life design strategist, futurist, who will peek into the future and pins down the main trends that influence the digital transformation for the governments, businesses and citizens. He will help us to ask the big questions like: what kind of life we want and is technology helping or hampering us in this pursuit?
10:00 – 10:30 Hans-Christian Boos,Digital transformation of businesses, automation and lessons learned in Germany. Who needs to automate, why and how?
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:20 Pawel Swieboda- The European perspective will be given by Pawel Swieboda who is the Deputy Head of the European Political Strategy Centre, the in-house think tank of the European Commission. Prior to joining the EPSC, Paweł was President of demosEUROPA – Centre for European Strategy, an EU policy think tank based in Warsaw, from 2006 to 2015. Earlier, he was Director of the EU Department at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the years 2001-2006 and EU Advisor to the President of Poland from 1996 to 2000.
11:20 – 11:50 Exlusive overview of the story of e-Estonia and will zoom into the the future plans to push the e-Estonia even further into the future.The flashback of e-Estonia by Siim Sikkut, GCIO; Linnar Viik, e-Government Academy; Rainer Kattel, UCL / Nurkse Institute will offer participants an exlusive overview of the story of e-Estonia and will zoom into the the future plans to push the e-Estonia even further into the future.
11:50 – 12:20 Mikk Tarros (Estonian National Youth Council) and Taivo Pungas (Automation Lead in VERIFF) – A quick glimpse at the e-Estonia through the eyes of young generation: the good and the bad sides of e-Estonia.
12:20-12.45 Dmitri Rozgonjuk PhD Researcher/Analyst Digital technology use and human psychology: insights and opportunities
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Workshops: The attendees will have a chance to participate in 3 parallel workshops for voicing their views and highlighting burning issues that will guide the scoping work of the next Digital Agenda for Estonia. Attendees are welcome to join one of the following workshops 1) Digital govenment 2) Digital economy 3) Digital society and citizen. Each workshop will feature a moderator and a few speakers that will help to kick off the discussion.
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30 Debate – Business development vs cyber security. Cyber security standpoint by Tanel Tammet/Lauri Almann and business development lead by Linnar Viik/ Margus Püüa.
16:30 – 17:00 Workshops synopsis
17:00-17:10 Presentation of tech climate declaration
17.10- Networking Coffee
In the afternoon session of the conference, the participants will have a chance to participate in 3 parallel workshops for voicing their views and highlighting burning issues that will guide the scoping work of the next Digital Agenda for Estonia:
Participants are welcome to join one of the following workshops addressing the 5-7 years time horizon: 1) Digital govenment 2) Digital economy 3) Digital society and citizen. Each workshop will feature a moderator and a few speakers that will help to kick off the discussion.
1.Digital government workshop is moderated by a coach and a consultant Ragnar Siil, and will ask the participants to propose an ideal e-government with its e-services environment. Intro by Kristo Vaher (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications) and Helena Lepp (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications).
2.Digital economy workshop is moderated by an entrepreneur Juhan Madis Pukk (Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications) and will ask the participants the digitalization of businesses and supporting infrastructure. Intro by Merete Norby (made.dk) and Robert Krimmer (Tallinn University of Technology)
3. Digital society and citizen workshop is moderated by Mari-Liis Lind and raises the question of human-machine relationship, and the skill set that is empowering citizens and strengthens social structures. Intro by Mats Volberg (Tartu University), Mari Rell (Foresight Centre, Estonian Parliamentnment Office) ning Hannes Krause (Government Office).
At the end of the conference, the moderators will present the summaries from each workshop for the audience.
Please select your workshop upon registration!
Registration for workshops is closed
The conference will be held 2019 in Swissôtel Tallinn located in the city centre of Tallinn, just a short walk from the Old Town and about 10 minutes drive from the airport.
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The conference is organised by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication from the EU structural funds support scheme „Raising Public Awareness about the Information Society“ funded by European Regional Development Fund.