It is time for actions


The actions track, like all three tracks, will feature interesting topics bringing on board experiences from different countries and speakers. Marit Lani, project manager at eGA and Minerva Novero, Policy Specialist at UNDP will discuss how to measure digital success and its contribution to sustainable development goals in the first session of the first day.

Kimmo Rousku, General Secretary for Finnish Public Sector Digital Security Management Board (VAHTI) and Epp Maaten, Programme Director of National Cyber Security will showcase how to use the National Cyber Security index for national cyber security capacity assessment and development of cybersecurity strategy.

Most of the people think that accelerator programs are for start-ups, but Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi, Co-investigator & Head, Digital Planet at The Fletcher School, Tufts University and Linnar Viik, Programme Director of Smart Governance, eGA will demonstrate a brand new method to accelerate digital transformation at the state level.

There are two special sessions dedicated to small countries. The first will tackle sustainable data collection and storage for small countries, by Evelyna C. Wever-Croes, Prime Minister of Aruba and Hannes Astok Director for Development and Strategy, eGA. The second session addresses the challenges of small countries and showcases Faroe Islands’ example and presents how some technology components can be shared between different countries for decreasing costs and sharing knowledge.

On the second day, the action track will present lessons learnt from Ukraine and Georgia under the session “Digital Transformation in Eastern Partnership Region”  where Volodymyr Bondarenko, State Secretary of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and Mari Pedak, EGOV4Ukraine team leader will share the Ukrainian example of how to make public services provision efficient in municipalities by information system “Vulyk” and data exchange system “Trembita”. Kristina Reinsalu, e-democracy programme director at eGA will share tips to local authorities on how to make the Open Government Partnership methodology work in their community as her presentation will feature lessons learnt during the piloting phase in implementing Participatory Budgeting in Georgian cities.

Arnaud de La Chapelle, the Executive Board Member at VFS Global will talk about cooperation within the country and Cigdem Ertem, Global Director for Public Sector Sales at INTEL will demonstrate the modern infrastructure for empowering governments.

Participants will be able to ask questions during session through the networking tool After the sessions, during coffee and lunch breaks, you will have an opportunity to ask additional questions as the speakers will participate in Speaker’s Corners, situated in corresponding track’s hall.