At the end of April, the Estonian ICT Week 2014, an international information and communications technology week held in Tallinn, will host numerous opinion leaders from the IT field, including one of the “fathers of the internet”, Google VP and technology evangelist Vint Cerf, as well as Gartner VP and research fellow Stephen Prentice.
The ICT-focused events that take place between 23-30 April are targeted at opinion leaders in both public and private sectors, entrepreneurs and top state officials. The first Estonian ICT Week aspires to become an annual top event in the field of ICT in the Baltic and Nordic area and hopes to attract new startup founders and investors as well as to share the best practices of embracing IT.
“We are extremely glad to greet the legendary computer scientist Vint Cerf at the first Estonian ICT Week. His visit is especially meaningful considering his academic contribution to building up the Estonian e-society. His part in the formation of Estonia as an e-society is highlighted by the state decoration awarded to him by President Ilves,” explained Martin Hirvoja, Member of the Board of Enterprise Estonia.
Cerf will speak at Latitude 59, a networking conference for startup companies and investors striving for global success, and at the fourth annual Freedom Online Coalition High Level Conference, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“Change, Quick!”, a conference of the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITL), focussing on business model transformation via ICT, will host Stephen Prentice from the global research firm Gartner as their keynote speaker.
Estonian ICT Week is held on the initiative of the Enterprise Estonia Foundation (EAS) in cooperation with the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Garage48, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For the full Estonian ICT Week programme, please visit the event website.
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