Linnar Viik is Estonia’s Internet guru and innovation advocate. He is one of the founders of Estonian “Tiger Leap” Foundation, which in 1996 started massive computerization of schools in Estonia. He started also a network of open Internet access points all over the country and leaded countrywide Internet awareness and training campaigns.
I 2000 Viik helped Estonia become the first country in the world to adopt a system of e-governance, changing its cabinet meetings to paperless sessions. Currently he is a lecturer and a member of the board of the Estonian IT College, member of the governing board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, member of the Advisory Board of the Nordic Investment Bank, member and of the Research and Development Council of Estonia.
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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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