The podcast The Art of Digitalisation mainly focus on digitalisation stories that have taken the Estonian know-how around the world. We will give our listeners hands-on tips, advice, and share valuable lessons on how to start or accelerate their digitalisation paths. The monthly podcast will also discuss current issues and developments within e-Estonia.Our hosts, Digital Transformation Advisers Carmen Raal and Erika Piirmets will be joined by a wide array of experts - both from tech companies and the public sector. The guests will deep dive into how to digitise a country, organisation, or company.
S2E9 Merit Valdsalu, Founder and CEO of Single.Earth on sustainability
Sustainability, tokens, and the well-being of nature and the world were some of the topics Carmen Raal and Erika Piirmets touched upon with their guest Merit Valdsalu, founder and CEO of Single.Earth. A company with a mission to transform how we approach consumption and how to integrate nature protection into the economy.
S2E8: e-Estonia podcast with Austrian e-resident Dominik Panosch
Our monthly podcast "The Art of Digitalisation" has been taken over by our Digital Transformation Advisers Carmen Raal and Erika Piirmets. Their first guest is Dr Dominik Panosch - the recent world record holder in founding the fastest company in just 15 min 33 sec.
S2E7: Ex-Director of Data Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications for Estonia, Sandra Särav: Estonia will never monetise its citizens' private data
Sandra Särav is a force to be reckoned with. Sandra has worked as the Public Policy Manager at Bolt (the Estonian unicorn mobility startup), becoming the latter's Head of Sustainability before being snatched up by Facebook, where she also served as the Public Policy Manager for the CEE region. Luckily for our state, Sandra is one of our top civil servants with a bright future.
In the most recent episode of the e-Estonia podcast “The Art of Digitalisation,” Sandra Särav talks to the host Florian Marcus about:
How Estonia is looking to be more human-centric in its public services;That Estonia will never be selling its citizens' private data;About the governmental Data Tracker and how it will be mandatory for all governmental information systems;How Estonian citizens can consent to give their data in governmental databases with private sector service providers;About Sandra's work as a lecturer and university researcher;About autonomous robots;Estonian startups and what has been their secret sauce (hint: a lot has to do with the government and regulations);Metaverse, and much much more.
S2E6: Mari-Liis Kukk of the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority on tokenization, micro-shares and regulating crypto
Mari-Liis Kukk is the Head of the Innovation Department at the Estonian Financial Supervision and Resolution Authority. She describes herself as a long-time fan of the world of finance, being into novel ways of making financial services work and ensuring more efficient experiences for everyone involved.
In the most recent episode of the e-Estonia podcast “The Art of Digitalisation,” Mari-Liis Kukk talks to the host Florian Marcus about:
Whether Estonia has overregulated the crowdfunding and crypto industries;Tokenization and micro-shares;Her Ph.D. in finance;What her daily job at the Financial Supervision Authority entails and what their fairly new Innovation Hub does;Do fintechs depend on location or the ecosystem;What is her favorite public e-service, and much more.
S2E5: Taavi Tamkivi’s Salv takes on the trillion-dollar fincrime industry
Taavi Tamkivi is the founder and CEO of a startup called Salv that aims to kill an industry valued at a trillion dollars a year.
Salv is an anti-money laundering platform that helps financial institutions, banks, etc., to be compliant and catch fraudsters simultaneously. Taavi likes to say that he is no longer building a product but a community of crime-fighters. Almost like a Marvel universe.
S2E4: Merle Maigre, senior expert on cyber security, on digital resilience
Merle Maigre works as the Senior Cyber Security Expert at e-Governance Academy. In our podcast, Merle talks to Florian Marcus about:
Resilience in cyberspace;Why the war in Ukraine is a 21st century war;The importance of backing up your family photos and data embassies;The lessons learned from the 2007 Russian cyberattacks on Estonian public and private websites;e-Governance Academy's digital transformation projects in the Balkans, Tonga, Kyiv, Armenia, Moldova, and many other places;The ongoing cyberattacks against Ukraine (since 2014);The Tallinn Manual and Estonia's role in NATO.