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e-Estonia Live: Charting a digital course

The e-Estonia Live webinar series is hosted weekly on our e-Estonia Facebook page, where we connect with Estonian state experts and company representatives to discuss current issues and the developments within e-Estonia. 

A digital state is not born overnight and requires constant innovation to keep moving forward. It also requires the right partners that believe in a long term vision and are making it all happen behind the scenes. This week we had the pleasure to sit down with a representative from one of the Estonian companies that helps establish and maintain secure data exchange – a crucial building block of a digital state – in Estonia and elsewhere.

Riho Kurg, Head of Data Exchange Technologies at Cybernetica and our very own Digital Transformation Adviser, Florian Marcus discuss the experiences and lessons learned from the company’s international projects. Together they dive further into the example of Benin and touch upon some inspiring developments, biggest surprises, challenges and achievements.

Towards the end they answer some great questions from the audience, such as how have governments convinced the public to use digital services? How do privacy concerns in African countries like Benin compare to the privacy concerns in Europe? And which principles of digitalisation seem to be universal across the world?

Watch the recording for the full discussion:


Today, e-governance and e-services have become a necessity in every country. e-Estonia Briefing Centre – the gateway to Estonian expertise in e-governance, invites you to connect with the Estonian IT companies directly responsible for the successful functioning of the e-state even during a pandemic. Get in touch with us to set up your custom virtual programme with the best partners you could get:

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