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About the Speaker:
President Toomas Ilves (Former President of Estonia)
TEDxGateway Webinar: President Toomas Ilves (Former President of Estonia) in conversation with Ralph Simon (Founder, Mobilium Global)
Webinar Series: The World Has Changed
Webinar Topic: How Estonia Became The Digital Leader Of Europe and its huge relevance to India’s Tech Community
About the webinar:
As a nation, we aspire to be like an app!” As the world moves closer to achieving a true ‘global citizen’ spirit, Estonia is implementing ways through which its citizens and even non-citizens can embrace the electronic ecosystem that the government has laid out for them. Estonia, inspired by start-up culture, is perhaps the culmination of entrepreneurialism: a nation behaving very much like an ambitious and forward-thinking startup.
The approach to paperless infrastructure started off with basic information like population records, but today it has over three hundred databases linked to one chip in order to provide numerous services to the users. Estonian Government has succeeded in transcending physical boundaries, thereby enabling its citizens to connect to their government under one single platform. The e-Residency program enables its citizens to vote, pay taxes, renew passports and much more via a system that is as contactless as your average online shopping experience.
To share the inception and vision of this remarkable digital phenomenon, the Former President of Estonia will walk us through the journey of how the country gets its citizens and the government closer to each other with a click of a button!