In Estonia, there is a waste amount of e-services. You can do pretty much everything online. In this inspiring talk Margus narrates the story of an initially peasant country to the leader in e-government. How they managed to succeed and why we should claim the same level of services in our own country?
Margus is passionate about technology and how it can help communities evolve. His background varies from business development in the MENA region and social entrepreneurship to e-government initiatives. Now, for almost a decade, he has been dealing with e-government related projects, and currently he holds a position in the Estonian Government Office as European Union Secretariat Digital Policy Adviser. Working on many national projects on popularising e-government for citizens in Estonia as well as abroad has been a humbling experience as he has learned a lot from it. Now he can understand better how important cultural background in governance is. Margus was nominated as the Social Entrepreneur of 2006 by the Estonian Good Deed Foundation. His friends consider him a problem solver and an idea generator.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx