Mari Pedak
Team Leader, U-LEAD support project EGOV4UKRAINE, Digital Identity Expert

Mari Pedak joined the e-Governance Academy in September 2012. As a senior expert she is charged with the tasks of planning and implementing e-government and e-identity programme activities, participating in related international projects and consulting in the fields of e-government and e-identity in many countries and on many international programmes.

Previously she was a leading civil servant in the Estonian government for 22 years, including as Director General of the Citizenship and Migration Board for many years. Under her leadership and participation Estonia’s identity and authentication policies were developed and a digital identity card was introduced in 2002. In 2007 the consolidation of the ICT services of the Ministry of the Interior was carried out and the largest ICT authority in the Estonian public sector – the ICT and Development Centre of the Ministry of the Interior – was created under her leadership.

Mari speaks Estonian, English and Russian.

Who is the Conference for?

Government decision makers and strategists from countries implementing national e-Governance strategies,

Donor organisations supporting development of open, transparent and efficient governance practices via IT solutions

Companies developing e-Governance applications and assisting governments with their implementation

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