- Siim Sikkut, ICT Policy Adviser at the Government Office of Estonia, and
- Oliver Väärtnõu, Chairman of the Management Board at Cybernetica (the Estonian R&D lab that built the original Internet voting system used in Estonia)
Moderator: Katherine Oyama, Senior Policy Counsel at Google
Thursday, December 11, 2014
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
1110 Vermont Avenue NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
From December 2014, Estonia is the first country in the world to offer e-residency. People from all over the world will have an opportunity to get a digital identity provided by the Estonian government in order to get secure access to world-leading digital services from wherever they might be.
e-Estonia means voting in elections from the comfort of your own living room. Filing your income tax return in just five minutes. Signing a legally-binding contract over the Internet, from anywhere in the world, via your mobile phone. Starting a business online in less than 20 minutes. These are just a few of the services that Estonians take advantage of on a regular basis.
Interaction among government agencies, and between the government and citizens, has been completely transformed through e-Estonia, quickly making bureaucracy a thing of the past. In line with its membership in the Open Government Partnership, Estonia is continuously moving towards an even more open, efficient and responsive governance and sharing its experiences.
Doors will open at 12pm (lunch will be provided), and the discussion will start at 12:30 sharp.