Trust your engineers - The journey of e-Estonia

10:10 - 10:45
Kongresshaus - Biel/Bienne
Taavi Kotka
Former Estonia's Government CIO

“Trust your engineers” – explaining the digital journey of e-Estonia and how Estonia became the most advanced e-government.

Taavi will show real examples and explains why it is important to focus not only on digital tools but to work with the mindset of the whole society also. Modern understanding of privacy and data protection is as important as cloud or strong digital identity. Country-wide reforms take time, but Taavi will explain how the use of certain catalysts can speed up the process: like once-only policy, no-legacy policy and innovation through pain.