About

Tallinn Digital Summit is an annual meeting place for the heads of government, ministers, policy-makers, tech community and influential thinkers of digital-minded nations driving the global conversation on the implications of digitalisation on governments, economies and societies.

On this platform political leaders mix with policy innovators, thought-leaders, entrepreneurs and experts.

Each year the Tallinn Digital Summit explores the most topical matters of digital transformation, from its core implications angles: opportunities that the digital transformation will bring for digital economy and e-governance development, as well as challenges it will raise for security and social development. The summit offers a chance to spotlight the latest opportunities of digitisation, to shape a more coherent approach to challenges brought by digital transformation and to enhance practical sharing of ideas and lessons among the frontrunners of digital nations.

This is an invite-only meeting and requires accreditation.

Prime Minister's welcome

Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia

The fourth industrial revolution is still in beta. Yet, machines already perform at near-human ability. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are advancing at great speed. Image and speech recognition and self-driving vehicles are just the beginning. Artificial intelligence’s potential for both incredible benefits as well as havoc occupies some of the world’s top minds. Policymakers shouldn’t be far behind. It would be a grave mistake to watch the future unpack itself and react after the fact. Too many technological, ethical, and regulatory dilemmas await our attention.

Let’s tackle these challenges. We must not only be present at the global conversation on the implications of digital economies and societies. We must help drive it. We must also decide upon a vision of the future we wish to see, and then represent it in a clear, considered voice — and policies. For these reasons, I want to initiate the Tallinn Digital Summit. I see it as a regular meeting of Heads of State / Heads of Government along with leaders and innovators from the tech trenches.

I envision the Summit as a free and open exchange of views on technological progress. I’m a big believer in bringing policymakers, the tech community, and influential thinkers under one roof, to ponder the direction of our region, and our civilisation.

If we do it right, we’ll gain insights and hammer out ideas to take home — as inputs for policies, projects, joint initiatives, better regulations and so on. We can share and learn from our mistakes, lend, borrow, and build upon our achievements.

Jüri Ratas

Prime Minister of Estonia

History

The first Tallinn Digital Summit was held in September 2017 among the HoSG of the 28 European Union member states as part of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. It succeeded in establishing a much needed highest political level debate on the digital future of governments and society within EU. The participating governmental leaders stressed the need to keep digital topics on the agendas of the HoSG, to ensure fast enough progress that also would be balanced. Read more

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Tallinn Digital Summit is the place for the digitally likeminded Heads o

Each year Tallinn Digital Summit will explore the most topical matters of digital transformation, from four core angles of implications of these topics: opportunities that the issue will bring for digital economy and e-governance development, as well as challenges it will raise for security and social development (e.g. skills).

Tallinn Digital Summit is initiated by the Prime Minister of Estonia, and is organized by the Government Office of Estonia.

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Tallinn Digital Summit is the place for the digitally likeminded Heads o

Each year Tallinn Digital Summit will explore the most topical matters of digital transformation, from four core angles of implications of these topics: opportunities that the issue will bring for digital economy and e-governance development, as well as challenges it will raise for security and social development (e.g. skills).

Tallinn Digital Summit is initiated by the Prime Minister of Estonia, and is organized by the Government Office of Estonia.