Prof Robert Krimmer to deliver inaugural lecture on the digital transformation of the public sector
On 16 September at 16.15 (EEST), Professor of E-Governance at the University of Tartu Robert Krimmer will deliver his inaugural lecture entitled “Digital Transformation of the Public Sector: How to build our digital future”. The lecture (held in English) is open to all interested.
Digital is the new gold. Without the digital transformation, our lives would have looked quite different in the last 18 months: ordering groceries for home delivery, organizing the classroom-call for your children for their home-school, even voting online quickly turned from a commodity to a necessity. Digital has moved from the exception to the norm.
In his inaugural lecture, Professor Krimmer will discuss what we have learned from empirical research how the digital transformation works and what we still need to do to build a real-time economy and a European Digital Single Market. His lecture will present a vision of a framework for building blocks of a fully enabled digital society.
Prof. Dr Robert Krimmer is Professor of e-Governance and the holder of the ERA Chair of e-governance and digital public services at the University of Tartu. He is focusing on electronic participation and democracy, as well as e-voting, the transformation of the public sector, and all issues further developing a digital society. Prof. Krimmer is the author of more than 200 international scientific articles and has been cited over 1,600 times.
The European Digital Development Alliance (EDDA) has nominated him as one of the top 21 Digital4Development influencers to follow in 2021.
As a member of the editorial board of the international scientific journal Government Information Quarterly (GIQ), he is in charge of participation issues. He has been one of the lead experts for the Council of Europe Ad-Hoc Committee on Electronic Democracy and drafted Annex 1 of the CoE Recommendation (2009)1 on e-Democracy.
All are welcome to attend!
This event is organised following the instructions by the Government of Estonia and the Estonian Health Board. Before entering the assembly hall, participants of the lecture must present a valid health certificate to prove the person has been vaccinated, recovered from Covid-19 or received a negative test result (a PCR test made by a medical specialist up to 72 hours before the event). Make sure to have an ID document with you. Please do not attend the event if you are ill or have felt ill or been in close contact with someone diagnosed with Covid-19 in the past 14 days.
There will be a live webcast of the lecture, which can be viewed on the university’s video portal www.uttv.ee
For more information, please contact: Robert Krimmer, Professor of E-Governance, robert.krimmer [ät] ut.ee
Elis Vollmer, Project Manager at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, phone +372 5664 1404, elis.vollmer [ät] ut.ee
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