Siim Sikkut, Government CIO of Estonia
Siim Sikkut is the Government CIO of Estonia, also titled as Deputy Secretary General for IT and Telecom in Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications since March 2017. His role is to set the strategy and policies, to launch and steer strategic initiatives and regulation in areas of digital government and society in Estonia. Siim is one of the founders of Estonia’s groundbreaking e-Residency programme. He was nominated to Apolitical 2018 list of world’s TOP20 most influential people in digital government.
Previously, he worked as Digital Policy Adviser to three consecutive Prime Ministers in Government Office of Estonia - coordinating the digital policy planning and execution across the government. Siim has experience from advising number of national governments in national digital strategy and IT governance matters.
Siim's prior experience also includes work in Estonian Development Fund, a public venture capital fund and foresight think-tank, and Ministry of Finance, in areas of national strategic planning and public financial management.
Siim Sikkut graduated in 2005 from Princeton University, USA with B.A. degree in public and international affairs. He also holds a M.Sc.degree in international Management from the University of London, UK.