Hannes Astok

Hannes Astok

Executive Director & Chairman of the Management Board, eGA

Hannes Astok is the Executive Director and Chairman of the Management Board at the e-Governance Academy. Hannes is responsible for Cyber Security Programme, Smart Governance Programme, Project Development, Communication, and Associates and Subsidiaries. He is an enthusiastic speaker for the information society, especially promoting the role of local governments and challenges of mobile governance and new technologies in government. As a senior expert, he provides consultancy for governments in Central Asia, Caucasus, South-East Europe, Middle East, Africa and other transition regions. During the last years, he has been working closely with the governments of Ukraine, Namibia, Moldova, Palestine, Georgia, and Mauritius, among others. Hannes served as Member of the Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu) in 2007-2011, where he mainly dealt with the development of information society and issues related to regulation of intellectual property and electronic communication. Prior to that, in 1997-2005 Hannes worked for the City of Tartu as Deputy Mayor. Today Tartu is one of the world’s leading cities in e-governance, providing its citizens and businesses with a wide variety of Internet and mobile services. In 2012-13, Hannes was Adviser to the President of Estonia on Information Society development. Hannes holds a journalism and public relations degree from Tartu University. Hannes speaks Estonian, English, Russian and Finnish.

All Sessions by Hannes Astok

10:30 - 10:45

Opening Remarks

14:00 - 14:10

Opening Remarks

14:10 - 14:25
Presentation

Enablers of a Resilient & Seamless Government

The session is introducing the key elements of the digital government ecosystem. In conversation with Andres Sutt, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of the Government of Estonia, opportunities and challenges to make digital government seamless and resilient are discussed.

13:00 - 13:45
Panel Discussion

How Can Donor Organizations Provide Rapid Response?

The panel will cover topics on how the donor organizations can provide rapid response to the countries and regions in a crisis, so that countries can build or maintain the necessary infrastructure and digital solutions for e-Government to work. The panelist will also provide suggestions for donor organizations and governments on how to better prepare for and work in crisis situations, what are good examples and what have been the challenges.

16:00 - 16:15

Key Conclusions of the Conference

https://ega.ee/team/

10:30 - 10:45

Opening Remarks

14:00 - 14:10

Opening Remarks

14:10 - 14:25
Presentation

Enablers of a Resilient & Seamless Government

The session is introducing the key elements of the digital government ecosystem. In conversation with Andres Sutt, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of the Government of Estonia, opportunities and challenges to make digital government seamless and resilient are discussed.