Global Platforms, Digital Identity and e-Citizenship

Earlier this year, the Republic of Estonia announced the public beta of its innovative e-Residency program. Now, anyone can apply for an Estonian digital identity card to sign contracts, encrypt documents, and register a business from anywhere in the world. e-Residency’s ambitions are to unlock the productive and entrepreneurial potential of every world citizen — redefining the nation state in the digital era.

Aman Kumar is a member of the IMPACT leadership program in the Office of the CEO at SAP, where he focuses on consumerization, simplification, and business agility. He is also special advisor to the CIO of the Republic of Estonia and advisor to startups in Silicon Valley and Boston. Aman was previously the head of strategic marketing at MobileIron, Inc., an enterprise mobile startup in Silicon Valley, prior to its 2014 IPO. He began his career in product management at Apple and Google. Aman serves on the board of directors of the American Institute for Stuttering and is the 2005 United States Presidential Scholar for California.

Andrus Viirg is the Director of Enterprise Estonia, Silicon Valley – a representative office of a state foundation for business support and development (investment, trade & innovation). Andrus has also served as the Director of Estonian Investment Agency (EIA) and was the member of the Steering Committee of WAIPA (World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies) between 2001-2004.