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Advantages of Digital society

Employers' Group Seminar  •  25 October 2017  •  Swissôtel Tallinn  •  Tallinn, Estonia

9.00 – 9.30  Welcome address

  • Mr Jacek Krawczyk, President, EESC Employers' Group
  • Mr Toomas Tamsar, Managing Director, Estonian Employers Confederation
  • Mr Oliver Väärtnõu, Member of the Board, Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry,CEO

9.30 - 10.00  Opening Speech

  • Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner in charge of Internal Market, Industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • Ms Kadri Simson, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure

10.00 - 11.15  Panel 1 – Best practice from Estonia/ Introduction of Estonia's digital services

  • Mr Siim Sikkut, Chief Information Officer, Deputy Secretary General for IT and Telecom, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia
  • Mr Janne Viskari, Director, Finnish Digital services, at Population Register Centre
  • Mr Marek Helm, Head of Public Finance Management, Nortal
  • Ms Merle Maigre, Director, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

Chaired by Mr Linnar Viik, Founder and Programme Director, Estonian eGovernance Academy,

11.15 – 11.30   Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.30   Panel 2 – European Digital Single Market

  • Ms Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director General, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Mr Ulrich Samm, Rapporteur of the 2017 EESC opinion "European Gigabit Society"
  • Mr Frederick De Backer, Manager for Regulatory Affairs, EU & International Regulatory Affairs, Telefonica; Member of the Business & Industry Advisory Committee of OECD

Chaired by Mr Linnar Viik, Estonian eGovernance Academy, Founder and Programme Director

12.30-12.45  Keynote speech on business development, including digitalisation of the industry

  • Mr Viljar Lubi, Deputy Secretary General for Economic Development, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia

12.45 – 13.00  Concluding remarks:

  • Ms Tellervo Kyla-Harakka-Ruonala, President of the EESC Study Group on Digital Single Market, Member of the EESC Employers' Group

13:00 – 15:00    Buffet Lunch


Advantages of digital society - 25.10 Tallinn - agenda