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e-Estonia Conference 2008 "e-State New Horizons?"

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia, in cooperation with the e-Governance Academy of Estonia, is organising the conference "e-Government - New Horizons?". Conference will be held in Sokos Hotel Viru, on January 22nd.

About conference

e-Estonia conference − "Information society for everybody" was first held in January, 2007. This year it will concentrate on the future of information society and predict the future of e-Government from the different point of view − what will happen in ten years (in 2018).

Secretary General of ITU (International Telecommunication Union), Dr. Hamadoun Tour is going to give a presentation "Connected world in 2018" during the first session of the conference. First session will be moderated by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Comminications, Mr. Juhan Parts. To the conference are invited enterpreneurs, professors, directors, politicians etc. to make their vision about the future and to create a live discussion with the audience. 

Conference will be held in Estonian with translation service to English.

Confirming participation: no later than January 18, 2008.

The conference will be held in Sokos Hotel Viru which is located in the very heart of Tallinn. More information about the venue can be found at:

Agenda of the conference

January, 22  2008 Viru Conference Centre (Sokos Hotel Viru)

 9. 30

Registration, coffee


Opening of the Conference, welcome speech

10. 10 11.30

I session:  networked world

Moderator Juhan Parts, Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonian perfomer is to be confirmed

Hamadoun Tour, Connected World in 2018

Secretary General, ITU (International Telecommunication Union)

11.30 12.00

Coffee Break

12.00 13.30

II Session:  Vision of Information Society for Year 2018

Moderator  Ivar Tallo, e-Governance Academy (eGA), Board Member

Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Social View Human Being in 10 years,

Researcher in Media Studies, University of Tartu

Igor Rtov, Business and Entrepreneurship in 10 years

ripeva Kirjastuse AS, Chairman of Board

Marju Lauristin, Democracy: Citizens Participation in Politics in 10 Years,

Extraordinary Professor in Social Communication, University of Tartu

13.30 14.30


14.30 15.15

To be continued:


Raul Rebane, e-Estonia Reality or Myth? media adviser

Merik Meriste, The Bases of Knowledge-based Estonia proactive Networking?

Head of Agents Laboratory, Institute of Technology, University of Tartu

15. 20 16.20

III Session: How to increase export capacity of Estonia?

Panel of Politics and Entrepreneurs

Moderator Ainar Ruussaar, Chief Editor of  BNS(Baltic Nes Service)


Teet Jagomgi, Chairman of Board, Regio

Linnar Viik, Lecturer, IT Colledge

Tnu Grnberg, Technology Director, EMT

Tanel Tammet, Professor in Net Software, Tallinn University of Technology

Mart Laar, Member of Estonian Parliament, Chairman of Parliamentary Faction Pro Patria and Res Publica Union

16.20 16.40

Coffee break



Summary by Juhan Parts, Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications

Summary by Official Rapporteur of the Conference (Journalist Henrik Roonemaa)

** The organizers are holding the right to make further changes in the conference program

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