Arvo Ott joined the e-Governance Academy in November 2005. His main responsibilities include the e-governance studies and consultations (aspects of central e-government coordination), training programmes and general management.

Prior to joining the academy, Arvo served as the Head of Department of State Information Systems (head of e-government office) at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for more than 12 years. He was responsible for the Estonian information society and e-government strategy planning and implementation.

For the last several years Arvo has taken part in many international projects and programmes on e-governance – information society policy and e-participation advice, e-government interoperability aspects and more.

Arvo has been awarded the Estonian Order of Merit of the White Star IV Class (2014).

Arvo speaks Estonian, English, Finnish and Russian.