During Estonia's transformation into a leading digital jurisdiction, Siim has helped in the planning and execution of policies and strategies for the country’s pioneering eGovernment programme and has helped to oversee collaborative relationships across government and the private sector. Siim is also a board member of the eGovernance Academy, an independent consultancy which works to transfer eGov knowledge and best practice internationally.
Siim’s appointment as Special Adviser follows last month's appointment of fintech expert and Director of Consult Hyperion, Dave Birch.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to contribute towards Jersey’s digital transformation. I truly believe Jersey could be a digital leader globally," said Siim Sikkut.
"The island’s position as a world-leading business jurisdiction, its strong relationship between government and industry, and of course its compact size, makes it ideal for innovation.
"As Digital Jersey’s Special Adviser, not only will I bring practical policy experience from work on Estonia’s eGov programme to help realise Jersey’s own eGov ambitions, but also wider industry experience, which I hope will help to develop the island as a digital start-up location. The building blocks are already in place, it’s now time for Jersey to take bold steps in the digital direction.”
Digital Jersey has been keen to foster relations with Estonia and this appointment serves to stregthen ties.
"This appointment is a milestone in a longstanding relationship between Estonia and Jersey and I’m looking forward to continuing to build on the connection between our digital communities, start-ups and other companies to see how we can help each other to benefit both our economies in the future,” said Tony Moretta, CEO of Digital Jersey