Taavi Kotka (38), Former Estonian Government CIO. European CIO of the Year 2014, Computerworld 2016 Premiere 100 technology leaders. Taavi has a strong background working in private sector. He started his career as a programmer and was part of the team who built up the largest software development company in the region – Webmedia (now Nortal). As an engineer, he has been the brainpower behind many Estonian e-government innovative initiatives like e-residency (digital citizenship), data embassies, country in the cloud, no-legacy policy, VAT fraud detection etc. Taavi is also a special advisor to European Commission vice-president Andrus Ansip on European Digital Single Market. Currently finishes his PhD studies and helps Estonian start-ups to conquer the World.