Estonia, Digital Society, and the Tech World’s Best Kept Secret
Location: Salem Chapel, 11-15 Hunslet Road, Leeds
Estonia is the tech world’s best kept secret.
Known in digital circles as a hotbed for innovation, Estonia was the birthplace of VoIP giant Skype and is now doing world-leading work in digital government and data integrity. As the first country to offer e-identity and e-residency, Estonia can credibly claim to be the most advanced digital society in the world.
Join us for a panel event and debate, followed by networking drinks, about how cities can create the right environment for prosperity. Hear from some of Estonia’s most innovative companies and entrepreneurs about how they’re using technology and data to reshape civic engagement and solve government legacy issues. See how much we have to learn from our friends in the Baltics.
Prof. Adam Beaumont, founder and CEO of aql and the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Estonia in Leeds, will host the panel at aql’s historic HQ, alongside executives from LHV Bank, the Estonian fintech firm, and Cybernetica, the Estonian cybersecurity firm, as well as Andy Davidson, Head of Customer Banking, Yorkshire Bank, and Helen Oldham, Founding Director, NorthInvest.