Siim Sikkut

Government CIO of Estonia

Deputy Secretary General for IT and Telecom in Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Siim Sikkut is the Government CIO of Estonia, also titled as Deputy Secretary General for IT and Telecom in Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications since March 2017. His role is to set the strategy and policies, to launch and steer strategic initiatives and regulation in areas of digital government and cybersecurity in Estonia. Siim is one of the founders of Estonia’s groundbreaking e-Residency programme. He was nominated as one of world’s TOP20 most influential people in digital government by Apolitical in 2018 and 2019. Siim is also the chair of OECD Working Party of Senior Digital Government Officials.

Sessions

Leading in Digital Government

04/11/2020 10.45 - 11.05

KeynoteChannel 1Chain reaction panel

Helmuth von Moltke said that “no plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the main hostile force.” Mike Tyson put it more succinctly: “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Digital services aren’t as confrontational, but the lesson remains the same: Tactics and implementation are vastly different from theory and...