Government CIO, Republic of Estonia
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. His role is to set the strategy and policies, to launch and steer strategic initiatives for development of digital government and society in Estonia. Siim is one of the founders of Estonia’s groundbreaking e-Residency programme.
Change is hard. Many claim that when it comes to government, it’s downright impossible: More restrictions, fewer resources, and greater demands. But there are plenty of examples of government innovation to point to around the world. In this no-holds-barred Oxford-style debate, two teams take opposing sides to debate the statement: “Government can’t innovate.” It’s a […]
The Government of Estonia has been a champion of digital innovation in government, and is often held up as an example of what’s possible. Simple laws and changes have had far-reaching consequences—but can these work for larger countries with legacy systems? Estonia’s Government CIO Siim Sikkut looks at the Estonian Miracle and its applicability beyond […]
If code is law, then government is a computer. As a result, there are few industries more likely to be fundamentally disrupted by the digital revolution than government. In this all-day workshop, FWD50 founder and Harvard Lecturer Alistair Croll and New Zealand’s Government Service Integration Lead Pia Waugh lead a packed lineup of experts considering […]