The digital republic

Presented by ANU College of Business & Economics

Thirty years since Estonia secured its independence as a republic, it has become one of the world's leading digital socities. With almost all of its government services online, along with the introduction of artificial intelligence and seemless services, Estonia has built an efficient and effective digital ecosystem.

Join us at this public lecture to hear from the Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia, Ms Kersti Eesmaa, who will discuss the key decisions and circumstances that led to Estonia's success; building trust in digital services; and how Australia and the rest of world can learn from its trajectory.


About the presenter

Ambassador for the Republic of Estonia, Kersti Eesmaa


Ambassador Eesmaa received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Tartu and a Masters from the Estonian Business School, with Honors in Business Consultations. In 1996, she started working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia and over the years has served as the Director-General of two key portfolios - the Department for Human Resources and the Consular Department. Ambassador Eesmaa has been previously posted at the Estonian United Nations delegation in Geneva and the Permanent Representation of Estonia to the European Union in Brussels, where she was covering international trade issues during both postings. In August 2019, she became Estonia's Ambassador to Australia.

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Room: Allan Barton room