SPEAKERS

TOOMAS HENDRIK ILVES

Toomas Hendrik Ilves is the fourth President of Estonia, in office since 2006. Ilves worked as a diplomat and journalist, and he was the leader of the Social Democratic Party in the 1990s. He served in the government as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1996 to 1998 and again from 1999 to 2002. Later, he was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2006. He was elected as President of Estonia by an                                                 electoral college on 23 September 2006 and his term as President                                                 began on 9 October 2006.


YIH-JEOU WANG (Denmark)

Yih-Jeou Wang is Head of International Co-operation at the Agency for Digitisation within the Danish Ministry of Finance. He returned to Danish civil service in 2010 after five years as Head of Unit in the OECD leading OECD’s activities in the area of ICT use in the public sector (e-government). He has over a period of more than 15 years been responsible for policy and strategy development of Information Society                                         and e-government in different ministries (Finance, Education and                                                   Research, and Science, Technology, and Innovation), and has in a                                               short period worked as a senior adviser in the Confederation of Danish                                           Industries responsible for the development of e-business policies and                                           strategies for the Danish industry.


CHRISTINA HENRYSON (Sweden)

Director at the Division for ICT-policy at the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communication. Christina is responsible for the Swedish Digital agenda and the E-government and Broadband strategies. Christina has a long experience of IT and telecom and has been active both in the private and the public sector.



MAGNUS ENZELL (Sweden)

Senior Adviser at the Division for ICT-policy at the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communication. Magnus has a long experience of E-government and was the Project Manager of the Malmö Declaration and the Swedish E-government Strategy. Magnus is a Ph.D. in Political Science.



JAN HJELLE (Norway)

Jan Hjelle is Director General of the Department of ICT policy and public sector reform in the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation. The department is responsible for the administration and modernisation of the public sector, as well as national ICT policy. This includes the supervision of the Agency for Public Management and e-government. Over the last 15 years he has had different roles within the                                         Ministry of Government Administration and Reform, the Ministry of                                               Labour and the Ministry of Finance, and he has participated in the                                                 administration of extensive public sector reforms.


RIKU JYLHÄNKANGAS (Finland)

Riku Jylhänkangas works in Ministry of Finance. Riku Jylhänkangas responsibilities include the development and implementation of national policies on digital society, interoperability and ICT, advising Finnish government on these policy areas and steering Finland’s public sector ICT on strategic level. He oversees implementation of the National Public Sector ICT Strategy and is responsible for the international                                                 affairs on ICT related issues. Previously he has worked in Brussels in the European Commission as well as in ICT industry.


KIRSI MIETTINEN (Finland)

Ms Kirsi Miettinen, Head of Internet Services Unit, Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications. One of the main responsibilities of the Unit is the GIDE Programme which is designed to boost the production and use of smart digital services In Finland. Other tasks of the Unit lie within the area of privacy in electronic communications, identification and electronic signatures, internet governance and other aspects relating to digital services, e.g. cloud computing, open data and big data and green ICT.

TAAVI KOTKA (Estonia)

Taavi Kotka works at Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia as Deputy Secretary General ICT. He is a former Chairman of the Board of software company Nortal (then Webmedia) and former Corporate President of The Estonian Information Technology and Telecommunication Union. 2011 Taavi was elected to the entrepreneur of a year. He has studied Computer Science at the                                               Tallinn University of Technology  and Information Technology at Tartu                                     University

SIIM SIKKUT (Estonia)

Siim Sikkut serves as ICT Policy Adviser in Government Office of Estonia. His role is to coordinate ICT policy planning and execution across the government and collaborations with private sector, plus advise Prime Minister on e-governance matters.
Previously, he worked as expert in Estonian Development Fund, a public economic foresight think-tank. His experience also includes                                                 Ministry of Finance, in areas of national-level strategic planning and                                               public financial management.

Siim Sikkut graduated in 2005 from Princeton University, USA with                                               

B.A. degree in public and international affairs. He also holds a M.Sc. in                                         International Management in China from University of London.


ANDRES KÜTT (Estonia)
Information System Arhitect at the Estonian Information System Authority. Andres is responsible for making sure the software architecture of Estonia is sensible and provides sufficient support for the digital future of Estonia. Andres has been building software for living both in private and public sector for a while and has been involved in the academia as well. His professional interest lies in the field of financial and public sector software architecture and system dynamics.

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