Mr. Ivar Tallo
Ivar Tallo is one of the founders and the first director of e-Governance Academy. He was a Member of Parliament of Estonia and Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. He has worked as a foreign policy advisor to the President of Estonia and has been lecturing on public policy and public administration at Tartu University. He was the author of the Basic Principles of Information Policy of Estonia (1997), Code of Conduct for Civil Servants (1998) and co-authored Public Information Act (2000). He was raporteur for the Digital Signature Law in Estonia (2000) and raporteur for the Cybercrime Convention of the Council of Europe (2001). Since January 2007 he served as a regional ICTD advisor for the Bratislava Center of the UNDP and since May 2007 he was seconded by Estonian government for two years to the United Nations Institute for Training and Research as the manager for the e-governance programme. As a director of the e-Governance Academy Ivar Tallo has been promoting the use of the information and communication technologies for the public sector leaders in the Central and Eastern European countries, Balkan states, the CIS, the Arab countries and in Africa. He has given personal advice and e-gov lectures to presidents of Kazakhstan and Armenia, Cabinets and Ministers of Haiti, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Northern Cyprus, Palestinian Authonomy, Namibia, and Rwanda, Speakers and MPs from Macedonia, Afghanistan, and Kazakhstan and to many other decision makers around the world. His latest engagements are with India and Bangladesh.