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Dr Arvo Ott

Executive Director, e-Governance Academy, Estonia

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Arvo Ott joined the e-Governance Academy in November 2005. His main responsibilities include the coordination of central e-government domain, e-governance studies (aspects of central e-government and e-democracy), training programmes and general management.

Prior to joining the academy, Arvo served as the Head of Department of State Information Systems (head of e-government office) at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for more than 12 years. He was responsible for the Estonian Information Society and e-government strategy planning and implementation.

For the last several years Arvo has taken part in many international projects and programmes on e-governance – information society policy and e-participation advice, e-government interoperability aspects and more.

Arvo has been awarded with the Estonian Order of Merit of the White Star IV Class (2014).

Arvo speaks Estonian, English, Finnish and Russian.