Let’s challenge the coronavirus pandemic together with the online e-Governance Conference!


In light of the developing coronavirus outbreak, the e-Governance Conference team has decided to challenge the pandemic by organising the 6th e-Governance Conference “Giant leaps start with small steps” online. The conference will be held on 18 – 21 May 2020 at egovconference.ee.

According to Hannes Astok, Deputy Director of the e-Governance Academy, the e-Governance Conference has promoted e-governance and digital transformation for 5 years, now it is time to prove that nothing can stop life when you use e-services and the Internet.

“The online e-Governance Conference moves to a totally new era of online conferencing. We are organising an engaging and evolving conference that utilises the best current technological opportunities. The conference will include case studies of different governments, keynote presentations and expert feedback on the keynotes, culminating with real-time interactive sessions on each topic that accommodate participants in different time zones. Hence, we invite governments, local authorities and businesses to take a closer look at the experiences of other countries to set brave goals and plan the next steps in their country!” said Astok.

This year’s discussions will focus on the governments’ current challenges with helping citizens to manage their lives and businesses online:

  1. Converting a vision into actionable steps: what are the essential steps in digital transformation and how can you get started?
  2. How can you make digital a cross-cutting part of a country’s development and how can you finance it?
  3. Adopting big changes: How can the transition to a cloud-based services architecture affect governments?

Conference speakers include President of Estonia Mrs. Kersti Kaljulaid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy of African Union Mrs Amani Abou-Zeid, CIO of Estonian Government Siim Sikkut, Expert on technology trends and corporate innovation David Rowan and ministers and other top visionaries and practitioners of digital transformation from Estonia and around the world.

This year’s conference celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first steps on the moon. Linnar Viik, programme director of the e-Governance Conference, sees many parallels between preparing for a moonwalk and digital transformation in government.

“As we know, this giant leap for humankind started with small steps: research, meetings, programming, technology development, etc. The same principle applies to digital transformation and e-governance development. Achieving long-term goals with continuous innovation that utilises smaller projects based on common principles will be one of the key learning and sharing objectives of the e-Governance Conference 2020,” said Linnar Viik.


The e-Governance Conference is an annual event organised by e-Governance Academy (eGA) in since 2015. The 6th e-Governance Conference is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Government of Sweden, U-LEAD with Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia and Tallinn City.

A more detailed description of the topics with keynote speakers, experts involved in panels and background materials is published at egovconference.ee.

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Explore last year’s event at 2019.egovconference.ee!

Welcome to the 6th e-Governance Conference!
Welcome to the 6th e-Governance Conference!

e-Governance Academy is pleased to invite you to attend the 6th e-Governance Conference ‘Giant Leaps Start With Small Steps’, to be held ONLINE on 18-21 May 2020 at egovconference.ee!

e-Governance Academy is pleased to invite you to attend the 6th e-Governance Conference ‘Giant Leaps Start With Small Steps’, to be held ONLINE on 18-21 May 2020 at egovconference.ee!