Kristo Vaher

Chief Technology Officer, Republic of Estonia

The Estonian government

Kristo has worked as a senior engineer, tech team lead, consultant and technology architect in the fields of banking, government and internet media, creating multiple applications and designing numerous infosystems for business and private use for almost twenty years. He is most known for being an outside-the-box-thinking evangelist for API centric development and Domain Driven Design. He is a strong believer in Agile methodologies and he also consults developers and start-ups.

Kristo is working as a Chief of Technology for Estonian government and he spearheads the long term architecture and technology vision with his team.

Sessions

Getting chat right: Estonia's grand plan for citizen interaction

05/11/2020 13.30 - 14.10

Breakout TrackChannel 1Breakout session

Estonia has pioneered many digital government fundamentals. Now, in an ambitious project to unify government interactions, the country is launching a chatbot—a single agent that can interact conversationally with citizens. Getting this to work across disconnected departments, and presenting a consistent, accessible interface to users, is a huge challenge. In 2019, Estonia’s CTO, Kristo Vaher,... read more