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Siim Sikkut on The Making of E-Estonia

May 23, 2018

Skype headquarters, Tallin, Estonia. Skype was created in Estonia in 2003. (iStock by Getty images / ebolyukh)


Estonians rarely stand in line for anything anymore. Estonia ranks among the most digitally advanced countries in the world and virtually all government services are now offered online. Estonia is also where Skype was born. In this podcast, Estonia’s Chief Information Officer, Siim Sikkut, talks about how technology has transformed Estonia’s economy and an e-residency program that is wooing more start-ups. Read more about Estonia’s remarkable digitalization process in the March 2018 issue of Finance and Development Magazine.


Siim Sikkut is Estonia’s Chief Information Officer.