Toomas Hendrik Ilves receives Reinhard Mohn Prize 2017 On June 29 in Gütersloh the 2017 Reinhard Mohn Prize on the forward-looking topic “Smart Country – Connected. Intelligent. Digital.” was awarded to former Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves. He was honored for his pioneering work in promoting digitalization in government, education and public services. I helped […]
E-Estonia as trendsetter in Europe. What is behind and why Germany can learn from it? Nice movie from the Bertelsmann-Stiftung which I helped the film team to make it possible – worth to see it (just 6 minutes): Just check it out! https://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/de/mediathek/medien/mid/smart-country-estland-ist-das-land-in-der-cloud/
Estonia’s Transformation: From Soviet State to Digital Pioneer November 2016 By guest writer Florian Hartleb Estonia’s digital transformation is well underway. In the former Soviet state, SIM cards serve as ID and tax returns are filed at the click of a mouse. In 2009, a company was established in a world-record 18 minutes and 3 […]
Foto: Enriko Lill In September 2016 a delegation from the Bertelsmann-Stiftung with Dr. Brigitte Mohn has visited Estonia. “E-Estonia” is regarded as digital trendsetter in Europe. The visit intended an in-depth-view about how e-government, the new working-life and digital education work in practice. Outgoing State president Toomas Hendrik Ilves who implemented the digitalization already in […]
In the Estonian national TV “Välisilm” I gave several statements on Angela Merkel, the refugee crisis and the rise of AfD (in English with Estonian subtitle), to watch also online http://etv.err.ee/l/paevakajasaated/valisilm.
German chancellor Angela Merkel is now Estonian e-resident. During her visit to Tallinn she said during her speech on 25th August 2016 in Ülemiste City (IT-part): “We have to work together in order to bring Industry 4.0. and Government 2.0 together. Estonia is The digital pioneer!” She also said that the German public administration should […]
ARD Plusminus on E-government in Germany (8th May at 21.45): Freifunk – Wo bleibt das Internet für alle? Freifunk – Wo bleibt das Internet für alle? | Video verfügbar bis 08.06.2017 Kostenloses in Netz ohne Anmeldung – das gibt es in Deutschland bisher nur in größeren Städten und auch dort meistens nur direkt im Zentrum. Immerhin: […]
On 26th April 2016 a high-ranked delegation from Bavaria with the MPs Klaus Holetschek and Bernhard Ross arrived in Tallinn in order to get information about the digital society in the country. I presented my findings in the E-Estonia-Showroom how the “generation 60 +” gets along with the digital tools and thinks about security, data […]