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ETIS Community Gathering 2017

ETIS Community gathering 2017 was a huge success! We welcomed more than 190 participants in Tallinn, where they were surrounded by inspiration and innovative atmosphere of e-Estonia. During the Common Session, the ETIS Chairman, Paul Slot opened the event by an introduction of ‘The New ETIS’ mentioning how we are going digital and outlining our successes of past year.

Indrek Onnik, Project Manager of e-Estonia Showroom, an executive briefing center under Estonian government, gave us an insight into Estonian e-society. This presentation inspired many of our members and initiated discussions on what should be changed in our countries’ systems in order to reach Estonian level of digitalization.


Rudy de Waele, a worldwide known futurist, showcased many interesting new technology developments and gave us path where the future in the digital technology is leading to with the arrival of AI, Blockchain, Digital Transformation, IoT and many other technology trends.


After the Common Session, Working Groups were ready to start their own Sessions. In addition to working group sessions, we had several new joint sessions: Procurement & Vendor Management met with Data Privacy Task Force to discuss GDPR and its implications within the Procurement Department.  As Estonia has a very active start-up culture, Innovation, Digital Telco Strategy Forum, Smart Charging & Payments and Network & IT Transformation met during Joint Session with Estonian start-ups and discuss potential partnerships with them.

We also welcomed Juhan Lepassar, Head of Cabinet of Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip, who passed by to give us news on the EU data economy and free flow of non-personal data ongoing debates on EU level. The European Commission has proposed several new rules that should ensure competitiveness of European business and modernization of public service in an effective way in order to reach Digital Single Market.

We want to thank our hosts Telia Company and Telia Eesti, our Silver Sponsor Comarch and Bronze Sponsor Open-Xchange. Without their support, the ETIS Community Gathering 2017 would not have been possible.

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