After the lovely summer break, we are back with our podcast to tackle all things digital. In this podcast episode, the hosts discuss various aspects of digital transformation, particularly in the context of Estonia’s experience. They explore digitalisation’s efficiency and cost-saving potential, the challenges of measuring its impact, and the importance of focusing on quantitative and qualitative assessments. Helping to navigate this broad topic is Kristjan Vassil, a professor of Technology Studies at the University of Tartu. He holds a doctoral degree in political science from the European University Institute in Florence. For the past six years, he served as a vice-rector for research at the University of Tartu. His research focuses on Internet voting and predictive public services that are based on narrow AI and machine learning models.
- Can statistics demonstrate the efficiency of stimulus for digitalisation;
- How to measure the cost of digitalisation;
- What are the main lessons learned by Estonia;
- The role of IT education in ensuring Estonia’s global competitiveness;
- Is Estonia over digitalised;
- How to avoid legacy systems;
- Significance of real-time data for policymaking.