The 8th e-Governance Conference focuses on governance resilience and seamlessness


The 8th e-Governance Conference “Resilient and Seamless Governance” focuses on digital governments’ resilience during war and crises, and explores the future trends of digital transformation. The conference will be held in hybrid format on 10–12 May 2022 in Tallinn, Estonia, and online at egovconference.ee.




According to Hannes Astok, the Board Member of the e-Governance Academy, the Conference focuses on the timeliest topics and provide governments with the best insights and lessons learnt on how to develop digital ecosystems that cope with crises and create digital services that help citizens to cope with them.

“Resilience and seamlessness are the two main keywords that should describe the future goals of digital transformation. Together with our good partners in Ukraine, Armenia, and the Kingdom of Tonga we have witnessed that resilience of the digital infrastructure and organisation remains critical to keep the public sector working in the direst situations. But this is not enough.  Services should also be provided seamlessly, with maximum convenience and minimum hassle for citizens. This way citizens can cope with the crises better,” said Hannes Astok.

The Conference speakers include the President of Estonia Mr Alar Karis, the President of the Future of Life Institute Max Tegmark, the Government CIO of Estonia Luukas Kristjan Ilves, Author and UX consultant Vitaly Friedman, Research Fellow at the University of Oxford Paul Timmers, Digital Ambassador, Government of Poland Justyna Romanowska, Director General of Smart Africa Lacina Koné, among others.

This year, the three-day conference begins with an introductory day on 10 May that focuses on the enablers of resilient and seamless government, and continues with two days of conference programme. Besides the live discussions, presentations and networking possibilities, the conference participants are welcome to visit the expo to meet with international and Estonian IT companies and organisations who have assisted in the digital transformation of many governments.

Check the latest updates to the list of speakers, the detailed agenda, and additional useful information for participation on the website.



In Digital Government Podcast, Hannes Astok, a member of the e-Governance Academy Board, sheds light on the two main keywords that should describe the future goals of digital transformation for every government organisation – resilience and seamlessness.  Tune in to the episode to find out why these features are critical for any digital government!


The e-Governance Conference is an annual event organised by e-Governance Academy (eGA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia since 2015, in collaboration with international donors, Estonian ICT Cluster and Tallinn city. The e-Governance Academy (eGA) is a non-profit foundation that assists public sector and civil society organisations in making digital transformation happen. eGA has cooperated with more than 230 organisations in 132 countries and regions.

Explore last year’s event that hosted 50 speakers and 1200 participants from 140 countries at 2021.egovconference.ee.