Dear conference participant,


We are glad to say that the preparation of the 5th e-Governance Conference - #egov2019 - is in full swing. We hope to meet you all at Swissotel Tallinn on 21st May 2019.

#egov2019 has a fully packed programme with 20+ breakout sessions divided into three tracks: Visions, Actions and e-Estonia.

We are excited to announce that the first day keynote speaker is Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi, Co-investigator & Head of Digital Planet at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. Having investigated the impact of digital innovation on the world, he will share with us how to build smart societies. In the Vision track, Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi and Linnar Viik from eGA will present a new method for governments to accelerate digital transformation.

In the Actions track, Kimmo Ruosku from VAHTI in Finland and Epp Maaten from eGA will present how Finland has used the NSC index (ncsi.ega.ee) for countries’ cybersecurity strategy development and tips on how to use NCSI as a comprehensive cyber security measurement tool.

The second presenation in the session on Digital Transformation in the Eastern Partnership Region, will make Volodymyr Bondarenko - State Secretary of Ukraine and Mari Pedak - EGOV4Ukraine project's Team Leader, eGA who will share the Ukrainian example of how to make public services provision efficient in municipalities.

In the Small Countries session, Arvo Ott, eGA and Nicolai M Balle, Faroe Islands will shed light on challenges of small countries, and Arne Ansper from Cybernetica will focus on how some technology components can be shared between different countries for decreasing costs and sharing knowledge.

The e-Estonia track got additional speakers too: Doris Põld, Head of the Estonian ICT Cluster, Agnes Roos, CIO of the biggest Estonian energy company Eesti Energia, and Martin Männil, CIO of the City of Tallinn.

All presentations and discussions will be translated into French and Russian.

Please check all the 30+ speakers on the conference website and for the updated programme, follow this link.

Please keep an eye also on Twitter and Facebook feeds for updates. If you spread the word about the conference, don’t forget to use the conference hashtag #egov2019.


EXPO

Aktors
Aktors is an Estonian software development company with strong competence in e-governance and e-services field as well as financial sector and defense and homeland security. Learn about how to manage budgets more effectively with the help of our Budget Management SystemCome visit our booth at the conference to learn more! 

B.EST Solutions mobile-ID infrastructure for Africa
Financial, social and technological inclusion for well-developed regions, as well to rural areas with limited internet access, low financial and computer literacy. A solution recognized by the United Nations and OECD. We’re delighted to meet you at the expo!

Consensus  
Consensus will unveil and demo the Consensus e-Participation platform, which will be deployed in the state of Vermont, USA in early June, but attendees can see how it works before the launch at the Consensus booth in the expo area. The Consensus platform connects citizens with governments using a novel blockchain technology. Dustin Plett, Chief Strategy Officer, will be on hand to answer any questions. Book your appointment with Dustin (dustin@consensus.ai) to ensure your team gets to see the future of government, today.

Cybernetica
Cybernetica is an R&D intensive company that has been part of all the critical digitization reforms and projects in Estonia, including developing the secure data exchange platform X-Road (2001). Visit Cybernetica at the expo area to hear more about their interoperability solution, UXP.

Net Group
The Estonian IT consultation and development company Net Group supports and guides companies and governments in the EMEA region in developing and successfully executing their digital strategies. Our aim is to help you from digital audits to software implementation. We have extensive expertise in Digital Justice & E-education solutions within EU, Middle-East and African countries. See also netgroup.com and Digital Justice solution.

State Agency for E-Governance of Ukraine
Among other goals of Public Administration Reform of Ukraine, E-government plays an important role. Over the past four years, Ukraine has made significant progress in the field of open data, e-docflow, e-services, etc. Moreover, Ukraine belongs to one of the countries where the Estonian-origin data exchange system is actively being implemented. Come visit our stand to learn more about the Ukrainian specialists’ experience. Follow the link to learn more: https://www.e.gov.ua

TalTech
e-Governance Technologies and Services Master´s program of Tallinn University of Technology focuses on educating future leaders of digital transformation who can lead e-governance related projects both in the public and in the private sector. Are you interested in being one of the future leaders? We are happy to talk to you at our booth.



ACCOMMODATION AND VISAS
In case you need assistance with getting a visa to Estonia, please contact the organisers at conference@ega.ee as soon as possible. The visa application process may take time, so please do not leave this to the last minute.

We encourage you to book your accommodation as soon as possible to ensure your room in one of our partner hotels. Please find the partner hotels here to make your arrangements!
 
We look forward to welcoming you all in Tallinn this spring!  
 
Organising team

 
The Conference is organised by the e-Governance Academy in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, VFS Global and City of Tallinn.  
  
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