Stream: Digital Society
Siim Sikkut led the digital government and digital policy area in the Government of Estonia for 10 years, most recently as the Government CIO from 2017 to 2022. His job was to set the strategy and policies, to launch and steer key initiatives and regulation in areas of digital government, cybersecurity, and connectivity in the country.
As a serial intrapreneur in the public sector, he was also one of the founders of Estonia’s groundbreaking e-Residency program. Siim has been recognized as one of the world’s TOP20 most influential people in digital government by Apolitical.
Siim currently advises governments and leaders on digital strategy, the leadership and governance for its delivery, digital service reforms, and public sector innovation. He is a Managing Partner at Digital Nation, a digital advisory network originating from Estonia.
He is the author of the book Digital Government Excellence: Lessons from Effective Digital Leaders, published globally in summer 2022.