Linnar is one of the founders of Estonian e-Governance Academy and Programme Director of Smart Governance.

Linnar has advised Estonian and many other governments on ICT and innovation policy and is recognised as an IT visionary. He has been instrumental in the rapid development of Estonian computer and network infrastructure, as well as the Estonian internet voting and electronic signature projects.

Linnar lectures innovation management at Tartu University. In 2019, Linnar Viik elected Chairman of EIT Digital Council.

He’s a former executive at several mobile communications, broadband and software companies such as Skype and Fortumo, advisor at the Nordic Investment Bank, and Board Member of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology.

Linnar is co-founder and member of the board of the mobile services and software development company Mobi Solutions and the start-up Pocopay.

Linnar speaks Estonian, English, Finnish and Russian.