Latitude44 (L44) is the first conference dedicated to introducing the Estonian digital story overseas. Taking place at the WE Global Learning Centre in Toronto on November 14-15th, L44 will bring together key decision-makers and leaders from the public and private sector in an effort to build a virtual bridge across the Atlantic.
It was Hemingway who said, “in every port of the world, at least two Estonians can be found.” When you arrive in Toronto, you find a lot more than just two Estonians. Canada is the home to one of the largest Estonian expat communities in the world. Upon closer observation, it turns out there’s a lot more that Estonia and the largest city in Canada have in common.
On either side of the Atlantic, Toronto and Estonia are both perceived as regional tech hubs in their own way. Making a name for itself as the global home for AI and being the fastest growing tech ecosystem in North America, Toronto has a lot to offer in terms of its major talent pool and supporting infrastructure. On the other side, Estonia is pioneering best practices in e-governance, developing exemplary cyber security expertise and fostering a conducive environment for ease of doing business.
eTalks in Toronto
We visited the WE Global Learning Centre and spoke to Eric Morrison (Co-Founder and Director of L44) and Peter Poolsaar (Founder of Blue Catalyst, a member of L44 Program Committee) about the key ideas behind the conference. Tune in to the eTalk below to find out: What can both regions gain from fostering a successful bilateral cooperation? How do we bring this about? And why export our e-experience in the first place?
All things considered, it becomes clear why the first conference dedicated to sharing our e-story overseas would take place in Toronto. According to Peter, it’s the perfect beachhead for Estonian companies and Canadian tech can get a unique competitive boost from a strategic partnership with the world’s first digital society.