President Ilves gave a public lecture on the future of IT
The President of the Republic of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, gave a public lecture on the future of information technology on 7 April in the TUT assembly hall.
President Ilves analysed inevitable and progressively increasing dependence of our everyday life on the digital world. As a state largely dependent on digital solutions, we experience and feel the benefits of the digital era, but also the risks long before others.
"The security environment surrounding us deteriorated significantly in 2014. The fact that war is being waged in Europe was also reflected in the cyber incident statistics in Estonia in 2014. But there are other critical issues to be considered. In addition to national defence we need to think about civil liberties and democracy," President Ilves said.
The Head of State gave the lecture at the invitation of the Student Council of the IT Faculty, he was welcomed by the Dean of the IT Faculty, Gert Jervan.
"IT Future" is series of lectures on the future of the information society delivered at Tallinn University of Technology throughout the year. The lectures are delivered by professionals who have an innovative approach to IT and a different perspective compared to the teachers, the aim of which is to diversify students' knowledge. The next lecture will be delivered on 28 April by Kaido Koort and Urmo Keskel from the Certification Centre on the topic "Future identity technologies".
Previously Henrik Roonemaa (Digi), Vahur Metsala (NetGroup), Ralf Morawietz (Kühne + Nagel) and Kestutis Patiejunas (Facebook) have performed at TUT.
Additional information: TUT Student Council of the IT Faculty, Kristin Ehala, kristin dot ehala at tipikas dot ee