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Director General of RIA: the courage to experiment and make mistakes ensures a brighter future for the e-state

Topics of discussion at the two-day conference ‘eID Forum 2019’ include the future of identification and physical documents, the possibilities of the digital border and border control, and the challenges of e-democracy.

‘The constant development of e-identity solutions and the digital state is a matter of lifestyle and way of thinking. We need to think bigger and have courage to experiment and make mistakes so we could make technology work for us even better. I feel like currently, our vision lags behind the technology,’ said Margus Noormaa, Director General of the Information System Authority (RIA).

‘We are in a comfort zone, used to the everyday digital amenities, and we no longer understand how it shapes our lives and what we could improve or streamline. To create new solutions, we must first gather thoughts and ideas, which is why such international meetings of the digital community are a breeding ground for new ideas,’ said Noormaa, who will open the conference.

Attendees of the discussions and presentations include several hundred people from the public and private sector, from Estonia as well as abroad. Among others, representatives of state agencies, research institutions, and IT companies, developers, and researchers from all over the world will take part in the conference. In addition to presentations and debates, a fair area will be open where companies and agencies can introduce their products.

The event will take place at the Tallinn Creative Hub and the agenda can be found at The main organiser of the conference is eIDForum OÜ; the Information System Authority is co-organising the event. The conference will be held in English.

Helen Uldrich
Head of the Communication Department at RIA
51 65258
helen.uldrich [at]

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