First Internet Day to take place in Estonia on 11 May
The internet has become a 'lubricant' of the
economy, and this creates a fertile ground for innovation in technology and
services. There is much talk about the Internet of Things. However, will the internet
be able to kick-start every frozen economy? What is the extent of freedom and
responsibility on the internet – how much should and could citizens know about
state control? Is privacy on the internet an illusion? How much has the
development of technology increased the digital divide, and what reason has it
given to talk about digital literacy and a balance between real and virtual
These and other intriguing subjects will be tackled by Valdur Mikita, Linnar Viik, Carri Ginter, Erkki Koort, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Andra Siibak, André Karpištšenko, Toomas Kärner, Riho Kurg, Kristjan Lepik, Rain Rannu, Henrik Aavik and Hans Lõugas.
The main idea of the one-day conference is to bring together Estonia's internet and community enthusiasts to discuss and contribute to the development of the internet in Estonia.
Internet Day will be held in Estonian and it is free for all participants. Additional information and registration: päev.internet.ee
The major "ICT Week" technology week will take place in Tallinn on 8 - 15 May, with ICT specialists exchanging ideas, establishing contacts and experiencing ICT-related achievements from the public as well as private sectors. Details on the programme, presenters and entertainment are available at www.ictweek.eu.
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