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FWD50 2018 - Estonia's Digital Journey


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Kristo Vaher (Government of Republic of Estonia)

How Estonia managed to make a jump by investing in technology and IT education after regaining independence and what challenges they are facing today.

Kristo will break a few myths about Estonia, but may also create a few new ones.

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FWD50 2018 - Estonia's Digital Journey

  1. 1. Estonia’s Digital JourneyKristoVaher | FWD50 | 2018 ©EAS
  2. 2. + KristoVaher + tech wizard and distributed architecture evangelist +Government CTO of the Republic of Estonia + + @kristovaher
  3. 3. ©Ajujaht ‘the most advanced digital society in the world’
  4. 4. Brief History ©AronUrb + Regained independence in 1991 +Tiger’s Leap program in 1996 +Online tax filing from 2000 +X-road from 2001 +Chip based ID card from 2002 + Electronic voting from 2005 + Mobile ID from 2007 +State use of blockchain from 2008 + E-residency from 2014
  5. 5. ©TaanielMalleus Brief Future + Once-only principles + Truth and Privacy by design + Distributed architecture and infrastructure +Cross-border data embassies + Public and private sector partnership for data and services marketplace +Open data initiatives + Next steps for applied blockchain +Applications for AI, machine learning and deep learning
  6. 6. ‘If you think technology solves your problem, you might not understand technology and might not understand your problem’ ©TaanielMalleus
  7. 7. Thank you!