We would like to invite CEOs as well as technology and information security managers to participate in Telia Digital Hub, a major digitalisation event, taking place on 10 November, to benefit from the latest information, ideas, and inspiration for promoting business.

Estonia's largest technology conference will provide you with useful information on how to make your business more efficient, digital and secure. The Digital HUB is designed for businesses creating the future - presentations and discussions will cover the topics of 5G, IoT, cybersecurity, cloud technologies and future IT solutions. Among the speakers are renowned digitalisation visionaries from Europe and key opinion leaders from the Estonian technology landscape, who will highlight the most important new developments and changes to keep you abreast of the digitalisation trends of today and tomorrow.

At the event, it is also possible to get a closer look at the latest offers of technology companies, listen to practical advice, and communicate with representatives of significant businesses. This is the place to contribute to the future of your business.

Allison Kirkby, the CEO of Telia Company, will be joining this year's Digital Hub event. In her welcoming video, Allison will be talking about how the global pandemic has affected the development and usage of innovative communication technology.

To ensure security, all conference participants must present a COVID certificate either digitally or on paper.



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Allison Kirkby

President and CEO of Telia Company

Allison Kirkby is President and CEO of Telia Company since May 2020. Telia Company, headquartered in Sweden, is a multinational, new generation telco serving millions of customers every day in one of the world’s most connected and digitalized regions.
She also serves as an independent Non-Executive Director of BT Group plc, the UK’s multinational provider of communication services.
Until October 2019, Allison Kirkby was President and Group CEO of TDC Group, the largest telecommunications company in Denmark. Prior to joining TDC, Allison served as President & Group CEO of Tele2 AB from 2015 to 2018, having been their EVP & CFO since 2014. She moved into the TMT sector in 2010, initially joining Virgin Media and then as CFO of Shine Group (a division of 21st Century Fox).
Prior to that, she spent two decades at Procter & Gamble, in both senior financial & operational roles.
Allison is recognized for building and successfully leading strong teams in periods of change, to create significant shareholder value, and was awarded Most Powerful Female CEO in Sweden in 2017.
Allison is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
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Prof Derek O'Keeffe


Prof Derek O’Keeffe holds dual first class honours degrees in Engineering (Gold Letter) and Medicine (Gold Medal). In addition he holds a Medical Doctorate and a Masters & PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Limerick and National University of Ireland Galway. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard, a Green Templeton Scholar at Oxford and is a graduate of the Endocrinology Clinical Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, USA. As well as multiple academic publications, he holds biomedical patents and several international research prizes. He has done volunteer work in Ireland, USA, Ghana & Papua New Guinea. He has travelled in over 100 countries & was awarded The Outstanding Young Person of the World by Junior Chamber International. He is a Black Belt Taekwondo Instructor, Qualified Pilot, Advanced Scuba Diver & Triathlete. He has previously worked with NASA placing a sleep experiment onboard the International Space Station. In addition he has acted as Flight Surgeon for a NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operation (NEEMO) where they used digital health data to monitor crew health and make mission decisions. He recently completed the world’s first bi-directional care of a patient living in a remote community with drone technology. He currently works as a Consultant Physician (Endocrinologist) at University Hospital Galway (UHG) and is the Professor of Medical Device Technology at the National University of Ireland Galway.
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Peeter Marvet

Cyber-Security Evangelist at Vaimo

Peeter has been a friend of computers since 1985 – he has carefully fed them with punch cards as well as magnetic tape, having also diagrammed the inside of a processor on a transistor-by-transistor basis. Peeter has benefited from this kind of uber-technical knowledge when working at KUKU and creating episodes of the programme Tehnokratt at ETV, but also when writing about information technology as simply as possible. After 5 years of practicing everything from marketing to cyber security at zone.ee, he is now a fully fledged Security Evangelist at Vaimo and makes sure that the online shops of world-renowned brands and their customers are kept safe from cyber threats.

Andreas Ekström

Journalist, writer and digital visionary

Andreas Ekström is a Swedish writer and journalist, who speaks about digital equality and the longer-term implications of the digital revolution in his hugely popular works and lectures. His latest award-winning work, On Finding, takes a frank and human approach to the biggest digital challenges and opportunities.
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Rene Tammist

Development Manager at Utilitas OÜ and former Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology

Rene Tammist graduated from the University of Tartu in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and holds a Master’s degree in Public Politics and Administration from the University of Manchester. From 2012–2018, he was a Member of the Management Board of the Administrative Board of the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators. Tammist has previously worked as a political advisor to the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research, and Energy, among other things, dealing with issues such as information technology and telecommunications, and as the Executive Director of the Estonian Renewable Energy Association. He was the Minister of Enterprise and Information Technology in the first government of Jüri Ratas from 2018–2019. Since 2019, he has been working as the Development Manager of OÜ Utilitas.
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Kaimar Karu

Entrepreneur and former Minister of IT and Foreign Trade

Kaimar Karu has been working in the fields of technology, business development, management, international cooperation, and policy making, both in Estonia and outside Estonia, for over 20 years. Before taking up the role of Estonia’s Minister of IT and Foreign Trade in 2019, he lived and worked in London. He is a valued contributor to the development of best practices, a trusted advisor in navigating complex systems, a co-author of several professional books, and an anticipated speaker on the stages of international technology conferences. Kaimar holds an MSc in Philosophy from the University of Tartu.
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Aivo Adamson

CEO at AS Alexela

Aivo Adamson has more than 25 years of experience in management and consulting positions in international companies. He has a background in both the retail market and the IT field. Aivo has built up large and small organisations, carried out major restructuring projects, and developed several companies. He has previously held senior and advisory positions in the following companies: United Nations Development Programme headquarters in New York, Bytelife Solutions OÜ, AS Telema, AS Versobank, AS Starman, Road Administration, and AS Swedbank. Aivo is also a Member of the Management Board of the Estonian Basketball Association.
He graduated from Tallinn University of Technology with a degree in Accounting and Financial Analysis, and has an auditor’s certificate. Aivo has also completed advanced level courses in Emotional Intelligence at INSEAD from 2001–2002.
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Kaspar Korjus

Co-Founder and CPO at Pactum AI

Kaspar Korjus is the Co-Founder and CPO at Pactum AI. He was the Director of e-Residency, one of Europe’s most ambitious government technology projects. He has negotiated with the police, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Prime Minister, the President, and all ministries to invest government money to open Estonia’s electronic infrastructure to all foreigners so that they can set up businesses in the EU without visiting the country.
In 2017 and 2018, Kaspar was the most quoted Estonian in the global press. In 2015, he was number one in Forbes Estonia’s technology and finance division for under-30s, and US CEO Megan Smith selected him as one of top 20 global digital leaders. In 2019, he was named one of JCI’s ten most outstanding young people in the world. In addition, HM King Willem-Alexander, The King of the Netherlands, awarded Kaspar the Order of Orange-Nassau, recognising his contribution to the improvement of societies around the world.
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Karin Künnapas

Co-Director at kood/Jõhvi

Karin Künnapas has been active in the field of start-ups for almost eight years, working in the Estonian Business Angels Association and Civitta Estonia start-up team. She is the Co-Director of the Jõhvi Coding School with Elle-Mari Pappel. They previously worked together at the European Innovation Academy, where they organised student programmes around the world to help students reach an idea for their start-up in 15 days to present it to investors. Each year, more than 1000 young people from nearly 90 countries completed the programme. Karin was involved in developing the content of the programme, recruiting speakers and mentors, and leading the programme team.

Allan Lepik

Team Leader and Champion of the Digital State

Allan has been in the technology industry for over 20 years and has led product and business development for companies in Estonia and abroad. In 2020, he joined the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications’ ambitious Digital State team to keep Estonia at the forefront of the digital world and take services and technology to the next level of development. Prior to that, Allan worked as a Business Manager at Tele2 Eesti (2017–2020), Telia Eesti (2006–2014) and Ncell in Nepal (2014–2016). Allan graduated from Tallinn University of Technology with a degree in Telecommunication and furthered his education in IT at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH). Allan’s passion is developing new products and services that matter to people and make their lives easier and better.

Andre Visse

CTO at Telia Eesti

Andre is a senior executive with nearly 20 years of experience in the ICT sector. He has worked at Telia for a total of 7 years: in the corporate customer unit as the Head of IT Operations, in the technology unit as the Head of the Sub-unit of the IT Infrastructure Services and right now, as the CTO of Telia Eesti. Andre is also the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SK ID Solutions and the Estonian Broadband Development Foundation.
Prior to Telia, he worked at IT Grupp AS in various positions for more than 10 years, both as a specialist and a manager.

Andres Sutt

Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of the Republic of Estonia

Andres has over 25 years of international experience in banking and risk and crisis management. Prior to entering civil service, he lived and worked in the US and Luxembourg for nearly 10 years, where he represented Estonia at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and headed the banking division of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), contributing to the stability of the euro area. Andres Sutt has also served as a Vice President of Eesti Pank and a Member of the Management Board of Eesti Energia. Andres was a member of the Riigikogu from 2019 to 2021. He was born and raised in Tartu, and was educated at the University of Tartu in Economics and Finance, and later at Harvard Law School in Negotiations and Leadership.

Holger Haljand

Head of the Business Client Unit at Telia Eesti

Holger has been active in the telecommunications business for over 20 years, and for the last seven years has been involved in the management of Telia Eesti and Telia Sweden. Holger has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and has spent most of his career in this field, managing Telia’s private customer business in Estonia and Sweden in recent years. Since September of last year, he has been Head of the Business Client Unit at Telia Eesti.

Ilmar Käär

Head of Business Technology and IT at Eesti Energia

Ilmar has been working in the IT sector for over 20 years and has international experience in the banking, telecommunications, IT and energy sectors. He has been responsible for the implementation of innovative and high-impact technology projects in several multinational organisations, has engaged in IT service design and planning, organisational development and change management. For the last 4 years, Ilmar has been working at Eesti Energia as Head of IT Operations and Head of Business Technology and IT.

Indrek Jürgenson

Co-Founder and Technical Manager at Parcelsea

Indrek Jürgenson has more than 25 years of senior management experience in IT. He led the Geographic Information System division at Eesti Telefon, built up the IT solutions of Olympic Entertainment Group, and successfully led the company out of the 2008 economic crisis as CEO. Indrek has contributed to building the business direction of software company Helmes, led Cleveron’s IT field, and helped launch the Cleveron Academy. He is a Member of the Supervisory Board of WaveCom, a server services company, and a Co-Founder of Parcelsea, a start-up developing smart mailboxes, where he is still active as CTO.

Kirke Saar

CIO at Nordic Investment Bank NIB

Kirke has worked in several international companies such as Oracle, Microsoft, Swedbank, Eesti Energia and Telia. She has always been interested in how technology can change people’s behaviour and create new needs for products and services in a short time. In all the organisations Kirke has worked for, she has always had to make changes – both organisational and digital.

Kristel Kruustük

Founder of Testlio, Entrepreneur and Mother

Kristel noticed a number of gaps in the software testing field and decided to start her own start-up to address these. She registered for the world’s biggest hackathon, Angelhack, which she won, earning a $25,000 investment.
Today, the network of Kristel’s company, Testlio, includes more than 10,000 professional testers, and the company employs over 120 people in 20 countries. Testlio’s clients include CBS, Hotels.com, Microsoft and the NBA, among others.hkem kui 120 töötajale 20 eri riigis. Testlio klientideks on teiste hulgas CBS, Hotels.com, Microsoft ja NBA.
In addition to Testlio, Kristel enjoys horse riding and playing the piano in her spare moments. She is committed to going into schools and introducing young people to the world of technology and life as an entrepreneur, and encouraging them to pursue their dreams.

Kristo Vaher

Chief Technology Officer of the Government of Estonia

Kristo has been a hands-on engineer for most of his life, in addition to leading technology teams and working as an architect in media, banking and the public sector, building many modern information systems and related solutions. Kristo strongly believes in the principles of event-driven micro-services and domain-driven design, and currently, together with his team, he is responsible for the next generation architecture and technology vision of the digital state.

Mart Mägi

Chairman of the Executive Board at Omniva

Mart graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tartu in 1993 with a degree in Finance and Credit. In 2004, he obtained an MBA degree at the University of Tartu and simultaneously at the University of Insurance and Banking in Warsaw. Mart has worked in various areas of banking, insurance and customer service. He has managed Sampo’s CEE unit, PWC Advisors, Hansa Liising, Amserv, Südameapteek, and Statistics Estonia. With a long track record in leadership, Mart is also a Member of the Supervisory Board of several organisations (Tallinna Vesi, Tartu Ülikooli SA, etc.).

Mart Noorma

Director of Research and Development at Milrem Robotics, and Professor of Space and Defence Technology at the University of Tartu

Mart Noorma is a physicist and technology researcher who loves space technology and robots. After holding several exciting positions in Finland, the United States and at the University of Tartu, he joined AS Milrem in 2017 to lead the company’s research and development department.

Ott Velsberg

Chief Data Officer at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Ott Velsberg is responsible for the strategic management and coordination of the national data area, including data management, artificial intelligence and open data. In his activities, Ott is guided by his vision that decisions in the Estonian public sector will be made in a data-driven way, services will work without burdening the end-user, and the state will support open innovation and community development. In addition to data management, Ott is a PhD student at the University of Umea, Department of Informatics, where his research focuses on the Internet of Things.

Raul Rikk

National Cyber Security Policy Director, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Raul’s main responsibilities include leading, organising and coordinating national and international cybersecurity, developing policies and development plans of the field, monitoring their implementation and effectiveness, leading initiatives and preparing draft legislation governing the field. He has worked in the field of national defence and security since 1994 and has participated in the creation of all Estonian cybersecurity strategies since 2007. He has been the founder of the e-Governance Academy’s cybersecurity field and of the National Cyber Security Index, as well as one of the founders of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, leading its creation between 2004 and 2008.
Raul has a Master’s degree in National Defence Management from the Finnish National Defence University and a Master’s degree in Information Technology Management from Tallinn University. He is also a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College.

Robert Pajos

CEO at Telia Eesti

Robert has worked as a senior executive in multinational companies in the technology sector for more than 25 years, and he has led Telia Estonia since 2018. Before coming to Telia and Estonia, Robert worked in various management roles and markets within the Ericsson Group – most recently in Brazil, but also in countries such as Colombia, Sweden, Russia and the USA.

Tarko Tikan

Chief Network and Infrastructure Architect at Telia Eesti

Tarko has been involved in IT since childhood, with a particular interest in data communication (networks). Unlike traditional PowerPoint architects, Tarko can handle just about anything that is related to the telecommunications sector. Tarko has built up two of Estonia’s largest operators and is also the ‘father’ of Estonian IPv6.

Elis Pikmets

Chief Financial Officer at Telia Estonia

Elis Pikmets has been working as the CFO of Telia Estonia since 2019. She has 20 years of experience in the same field, the last 13 years of which have been spent at Telia Estonia, the Telia Company business unit in Norway, and at Elion Ettevõtted AS. She is also a co-founder and board member of NGO EMERK Audiere, contributing to research projects at the Tartu University Hospital Ear Clinic and making life easier for people with hearing impairments. Elis has a Master’s level degree in Management Accounting from Tallinn University of Technology.

Kristjan Kukk

Head of the B2B Enterprise Segment at Telia

In the first half of his career, Kristjan worked at Eesti Pank, dealing mainly with investments. Kristjan has been working at Telia since 2006, focusing first on how to transform a technology company into a customer-centred service company, and in recent years on how to transform a telecommunications company into an ICT company.

Margot Lelle

Head of ICT Solutions Delivery and Operations at Telia Estonia

Margot’s original plan to study economics at Tallinn University of Technology did not go as planned, as during her first year she took telecommunications courses in parallel to her study of economics, lost her heart to technology, and ever since has spent more than 20 years working in various fields at Telia. Margot has managed EMT’s management centre, worked together with her team to develop the environments needed to deliver services, and for the last few years has been responsible for the operation of IT services for Telia’s large customers and internal IT infrastructure teams.

Reimo Lepp

Head of the Microsoft and Workplace Client Solutions Department at Telia Estonia

Reimo is an above average technology enthusiast, a major nerd and a self-proclaimed home cinema critic. For the last 9 years he has been helping Telia Estonia’s customers in the area of delivery and management of IT solutions. Reimo has gained experience in the roles of administrator, service manager and leadership, and is currently investing his time in managing Microsoft’s Client Solutions and Workplace Services Department.
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The presentations and discussions of the programme will cover topics related to IoT, 5G, cybersecurity, cloud technologies, and integrated IT solutions. In addition, practical presentations of Telia’s partner companies will take place on the stage of Guru Bar in the EXPO area, allowing you to get acquainted with the latest technologies in the field of digitisation.




Morning coffee


Main stage is opened
Opening words

Holger Haljand, Head of B2B at Telia EstoniaRobert Pajos, CEO at Telia Estonia


The Power of & (ENG)

Andreas Ekström, Journalist, writer and digital visionary


Reinvent Better Connected Living

Allison Kirkby, President and CEO at Telia Company


Opening discussion: The future of Estonian digital society

Rene Tammist, Development Manager at Utilitas OÜ and former Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology
Kaimar Karu, entrepreneur and former Minister of Foreign Trade and Information Technology
Andres Sutt, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of the Republic of Estonia
Moderator: Holger Haljand, Head of B2B at Telia Estonia


Break and expo



Lunch and expo





Future Health: Remote Monitoring and Artificial Intelligence
Prof Derek O'Keeffe


Holger Haljand, Head of B2B at Telia Estonia

Guru Bar



Practical examples from EKSPO partners

Moderator: Peeter Marvet, Cyber-Security Evangelist at Vaimo

Digital Pub



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