Leading to a Digital Future

Tallinn University of Technology | September 20, 2018


Hand-in-hand with the Republic of Estonia Tallinn University of Technology is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The highlight of the celebrations will be the TalTechDigital Vision Conference – Launching Our Digital Future on September 20th 2018.

TalTech - Tallinn University of Technology - is a Nordic leader of information and communication technology education and the number one provider of ICT skills for the society.

The digital transformation of Estonia has emerged with the help of TalTech. Our strategic goal is to further invigorate and promote the technological development of Estonia by future-oriented education, cutting edge research and engaging with partners to further innovation and creative thinking in Estonia and beyond.

TalTechDigital Vision Conference will explore into the strategy of building a road map to realise these goals and values. The versatile programme will feature strategic keynote presentations and lively education innovation showcases from hotspots like Japan, UAE, US and UK. We will also witness examples of cooperation between the university and companies, presented in the intense Pecha Kucha format and reserve some time to wrap the day up with a discussion that involves every participant.

Please get acquainted with the participation terms and register at your earliest convenience.

Jaak Aaviksoo

Jaak Aaviksoo


Registration and Morning Coffee
Conference Opening
Heikki Haldre
Rector's Greeting
Jaak Aaviksoo, Rector, Tallinn University of Technology
How a Nordic Humanist Became a Believer in the Digital Revolution?
Alexander Stubb, Vice President, European Investment Bank
A New Educational Paradigm for the Digital Revolution
Carlota Pérez, Visiting Professor, Tallinn University of Technology, School of Business and Governance: Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance
Networking Break
TALTECHTALKS: Greetings from Education Hotspots
Computation-in-Memory: Hope of Hype?
Said Hamdioui, Chair Professor on Dependable and Emerging Computing Technologies, Head of Computer Engineering Laboratory, Delft University of Technology
How Professionals Use Mathematics to Solve Real-World Problems in the 21st Century
Keith Devlin, Executive Director, H-STAR Institute Stanford University
Inventing the Future of Higher Education: Technology-Enhanced Learning & Teaching, AI, and Our Lifelong Learning
Toru Iiyoshi, Deputy Executive Vice President for Education; Director & Professor, The Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education; Professor, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University
Pre-Legal Innovation for Planetary Scale Education
Noah Raford, COO and Futurist-in-Chief, Dubai Future Foundation
Networking Lunch
PECHA KUCHA SESSION: Best Practice of Cooperation with the University
Case Eesti Energia
Hando Sutter, CEO, Eesti Energia
Case Protex
Helena Almqvist, Managing Director, Protex Balti
Case Optofluid Technologies
René Jõeleht, CEO, Optofluid Technologies
Case e-Governance
Robert Krimmer, Professor of e-Governance, TTÜ
Case Thinnect
Jürgo Preden, CEO, Thinnect
Networking Break
What Will the Future University Look Like?
Urmas Vaino, journalist and Estonian Public Broadcasting TV Presenter
Closing Keynote
Closure of the Conference


Participation. Participation at the conference is by invitation only.

Inquiring invitation. If you would like to attend but have not received an invitation, please send your inquiry to and we’ll see what we can do.

Registration. If you have received an invitation by e-mail or traditional mail, please register to the event by 5 September using the registration form.

Cancellation. You can cancel your participation by notifying us in written to Please notify us by 5 September the latest in order to free your seat to other potential participants.

Language. The working languages of the conference will be Estonian and English. Synchronised interpretation will be provided into both languages.

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