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Hannes Astok

Hannes Astok

Deputy Director, Strategy and Development, e-Governance Academy

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Hannes Astok is Deputy Director for Strategy and Development at the e-Governance Academy.

He is an enthusiastic speaker for the information society, especially promoting the role of local governments and challenges of mobile governance and new technologies in government.

Hannes served as Member of the Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu) in 2007-2011, where he mainly dealt with the development of information society and issues related to regulation of intellectual property and electronic communication.

Prior to that, in 1997-2005 Hannes worked for the City of Tartu as Deputy Mayor. Today Tartu is one of the world’s leading cities in e-governance, providing its citizens and businesses with a wide variety of Internet and mobile services. From 2012-13, Hannes was Adviser to the President of Estonia on Information Society development.