Diginomics Estonia’s recipy for success

E-Residency
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Estonia’s Recipy for Success or Why the Pope Has a Virtual Residence in Tallinn

Th/20/June/14:00 - 14:30

Lecture

Speaker: Katrin Nyman-Metcalf
Language: English with German interpretation
Lichthaus Kino 3

As a digital model pupil, Estonia is regarded worldwide as an e-governance pioneer. In 2014, it was one of the first countries to introduce e-residency. Having a virtual domicile makes it possible to set up, manage and administer a company in Estonia without ever setting foot in the country. The success of this model has proved the Estonians right: over 50,000 people from 168 countries have now registered. Even the Pope, Shinzō Abe and Angela Merkel have signed in. Is this the future of a globally networked, location-independent digital economy or just a model for tech nerds and digital nomads? What loopholes does the system potentially offer for criminal deals and money laundering? Estonian lawyer and digital expert Katrin Nyman-Metcalf addresses these questions in her lecture.