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GovTech Baltic Leaders 2019

GovTech Baltic Leaders is the first of its kind GovTech conference in the Baltic sea region, that gathers leading policy makers, IT companies, startups, investors and interested individuals to explore the potential of technologies and innovation to solve social and public sector challenges.


9.00 – 9.15 Welcome speech

Part 1: Fostering GovTech

9.15 – 9.30 Keynote: The state of GovTech (Lars Zimmermann, Managing Director @ Public Germany)

9.30 – 10.20 Discussion: From Startup to Government: How to scale GovTech? (Participants: Lars Zimmermann, Managing Director @ Public German; Justyna Orlowska, GovTech Polska Director; Tanya Filer, Policy and Research Leader @ University of Cambridge & Director @ StateUp; Morten Friis Moller, Senior Advisor @ The Nordic Council of Ministers; Vytautas Kieras, Head of Innovation @ Lietuvos Energija | Moderated by Elijus Čivilis, Vice-minister of Economy and Innovation)

10:20- 10:45 Coffee break

Part 2: The power of GovTech

10.45 – 11.00 Keynote: From Smart City to Intelligent Community (Eglė Radvilė CTO @ Vilnius City Municipality)

11.00 – 11.30 Discussion: Smart city or smart citizen? (Participants: Eglė Radvilė, CTO @ Vilnius City Municipality; Tautvydas Gylys, Head of Product @ Trafi; Donatas Baltrušaitis, Founder @ BAU/LAND | Moderated by Tomas Gulbinas)

11.30 – 11.45 Keynote: Government Digital Transformation & Responsible AI (Evangelos Chrysafidis, CEE Region Government Lead @ Microsoft)

11.45 – 12.15 Discussion: Government run by algorithms and data: how to balance challenges, opportunities and the need for transparency? (Participants: Evangelos Chrysafidis, CEE Region Government Lead @ Microsoft; Sergejus Muravjovas, CEO @ Transparency International Lithuania; Šarūnas Chomentauskas, CEO @ Exacaster; Darius Amilevičius, Head of Intelligent Systems Lab @ Vytautas Magnus University; Donatas Murauskas, Head of Research Group “Human Rights and Technologies” | Moderated by Ramojus Reimeris, Head of Innovation Policy Analysis Unit @ Government Strategic Analysis Center)

12.15 – 12.30 Keynote: How can tech startups help us achieve sustainable development? (Alex Gibb, Partner and Co-founder @ Katalista Ventures)

12.30 – 13.00 Discussion: What is the role of GovTech in solving the climate crisis? (Participants: Alex Gibb, Partner and Co-founder @ Katalista Ventures; Gintarė Krušnienė, Advisor to the Minister of Energy; Gediminas Dilertas, Head of EIT Climate-KIC Hub Lithuania; Rokas Pečiulaitis, Managing Partner @ Contrarian Ventures | Moderated by Justinas Pagirys, Policy professional and mobility entrepreneur)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

Part 3: GovTech startups

14.00 – 14.15 Keynote: GovTech Lab Lithuania: Pilot Challenge Series

14.15 – 16.30 Pitch Day: pitch of ideas to solve public sector challenges

16.30 – 17.00 Discussion: How to accelerate a GovTech startup? (Participants: Jonė Vaitulevičiūtė, Partner @ Startup Wise Guys, Simona Šimulytė, Founder @ ChangeMakers’ON; Jean-Baptiste Daguené, Partner @ 70Ventures | Moderated by Monika Poškutė, Director @ RTO Lithuania)

17.00 – 17.20 Winners announcement and closing remarks


Conference will be held in English. The event is free, but the tickets are limited – please register on Eventbrite. GovTech Baltic Leaders will take place @ Litexpo hall 5.1 (Vilnius, Lithuania). GovTech Baltic Leaders is organised by Create Lithuania, MITA and Ministry of Economy and Innovation.

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