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Luukas Kristjan Ilves

Government Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Luukas Ilves is Government Chief Information Officer of Government of Estonia. Luukas has spent the past decade advancing an Estonian vision for e-government, cybersecurity and the digital economy in the EU. Before joining the Ministry of Economics and Communications of Estonia, Luukas was a Head of Strategy at Guardtime. He has led digital policy during Estonia’s 2017 EU Presidency and served as a member of staff for European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes. Luukas has negotiated EU legislation on e-ID, digital government, data flows, cyber security and telecommunications.

Luukas is a graduate of Stanford University, a reserve officer and a member of the Estonian Defence League’s Cyber Defence Unit. He has been decorated by the President of Estonia with the Order of the White Star for his contributions to Estonia and the EU.