Speaking

Interested in hearing about Estonian e-Government, digital government technology, or E-Stonia’s digitalization story? If yes, please get in contact.

I have experience giving talks and lectures to a wide variety of audiences (academics, businesses, government officials, etc..) and am enthusiastic about sharing ideas and information on the following topics:

  • E-Stonia
  • Digital Government Innovations
  • Open Government Data
  • Electronic Government (General)
  • Complexity and Systems Thinking approaches to Wicked Problems
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Government
  • Government Technological Innovations.

Presentation Title: Digital Government Research
Event: Talgildu Foroyar Research Trip
Date: 15 November, 2018
Location: Albert Hall. Torshavn, Faroe Islands
Description: During a research trip to the Faroe Islands, I gave a presentation on the intricacies of digitalization to the Faroese Digital Government program. The talk touched on issues such as motivations for digitalization, digitalization from a systems perspective, open government data, and co-creation.

Presentation Germany

Presentation Title: Estonian Digital Government – A Critical Overview
Event: Baden Württemberg Association of Municipalities
Date: 27 July, 2018
Location: Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Description: During a high level visit from the Mayors of municipalities in Baden Württemberg, I presented an overview of Estonian digital government. Specifically, the talk covered the process of digitalization, barriers encountered, and a comparison between the Estonian and German Contexts. During the discussion part of the event, many questions were answered in regards to personal information, safety and security in a digital world, and cyber security.

Presentation Title: Digital Innovation in Estonian Public Sector and Industry
Event: Innovative Corporate Strategies and ICT Policies in the Era of the 4th Industrial Revolution
Date: 22 June, 2018
Location: Mektory, Tallinn University of Technology
Description: This talk provided an overview of e-Government and digital innovations in the Estonian public sector. Specifically, the talk covered both the technical backbone of Estonian digital government and the contextual information (legal, organizational, societal, etc…) that enabled for digital government to emerge in Estonia. The holistic overview of Estonian e-Government provided participants new knowledge about Estonian digital government innovations and the necessary insights to potentially replicate and implement interesting innovations not yet in use within South Korea.

Presentation Title:Estonian Digital Government and Digital Government Research
Event: Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs Study Visit
Date: 22 June, 2018
Location: Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology
Description: This talk provided an overview of Estonian digital government from the point of view of the public administration. As the audience was made up of members from the Netherlands’ government, I specifically covered the barriers encountered during Estonia’s digitalization and how they were overcome. Audience members left with a new understanding of e-Government and strategies that could be implemented to help improve e-Government back in the Netherlands.