Tõnu has worked in the area Home Affairs in Estonia for over 8 years. He is currently working for the IT and Development Centre of the Ministry of the Interior as EU IT projects coordinator. He is currently focusing on EU wide projects such Entry/Exit System, ETIAS and Interoperability. During his time working for the Ministry of Interior he has in the past worked also as a Counsellor for Justice- and Home Affairs based in Brussels and he has held various positions in IT and Development Centre such as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Quality Officer dealing with the long-term strategic planning and finances of IT systems and their quality. During this time he was for almost two years in EU IT Agency (eu-LISA) as a Seconded National Expert (SNE). His role was to provide expertise in policy matters concerning Home Affairs and in the last year he has lead the Smart Borders Pilot which has been entrusted to eu-LISA by the European Commission.
He has also advised European Commission on the SIS II (Second Generation Schengen Information System) project as a member of the Global Program Management Board (GPMB) appointed there by the Council of the European Union.
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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