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This year’s Tallinn Digital Summit will focus on delivering trusted connectivity

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Tallinn Digital Summit (TDS) has evolved into an annual digital flagship event, bringing the newest in cutting-edge human-centered digital policy and offering a successful platform for launching new topics in the global arena.

TDS brings together leaders from like-minded and digitally-advanced countries, international organisations, and the private sector to address the most pressing issues of today and tomorrow. Based on the practical experience gained in Estonia and that of like-minded friends, we seek to push the dialogue, partnerships and practical projects towards a more transparent, secure, and accountable future based on values.

Trust is the core principle of our approach toward the digital presence and future. Trusting the governments, trusting the technology, trusting the connectivity, be it physical, digital or virtual. Yet, we see that our road to the digital future, built upon our shared democratic values, has collided with the grim realities of geopolitics and the malign influence of autocracies. Our democracies seek to harness digital transformation to build a more accessible, prosperous, and sustainable future. In contrast, autocracies seek to exploit technology to inflict coercion both at home and abroad. In today´s reality, we need to seize the moment and stand decisively as a united front against authoritarianism and for trusted partnerships based on shared interests, democratic values and the highest standards – the very essence of trusted connectivity.

At last year’s Tallinn Digital Summit, Estonia introduced Trusted Connectivity as a shared conceptual framework to consolidate and amplify the many connectivity initiatives of like-minded democracies. This year’s Summit will focus on delivering trusted connectivity through trusted partnerships. The Summit will build bridges among various connectivity initiatives and elaborate on what constitutes a trusted and secure digital society. Also, giving concrete steps for governments, financial institutions, international organisations, technical experts, and the private sector to take to ensure our democratic values, our commitments to human freedom and human dignity, and the rules-based international order prevail.

We will explore the role of trusted connectivity and partnerships across global stability, supply chains, energy, economic and cyber security, digital policy, international standards, artificial intelligence, clouds and satellites, digital public goods, and Web 3.0. An essential part of our discussion will be how these topics will support the reconstruction of a free and democratic Ukraine.

To put the ideas into practice, it needs political, institutional and entrepreneurial ecosystems and increased public and private investments in connectivity. And we need trust, an architecture of trust within the international system where plurilateral arrangements, such as the transatlantic alliance, G7, and the Quad, play a central role in ensuring a democratic, values-based and prosperous future.

For more information: digitalsummit.ee
To watch the event online, please register here: https://1oulbfcw.sendsmaily.net/landing-pages/c2150bf2-b79c-46b5-b0d6-f5d074398b31/html/

 

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