Ivar Tallo
Executive Director, Allazo Polis Foundation

Ivar Tallo
Ivar Tallo is the Founding Director and a Board Member of e-Governance Academy and currently of Allazo Polis Foundation.

Before that, he was a Member of Parliament of Estonia and Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. He has also worked as a Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of Estonia and he has been lecturing on public policy and public administration at Tartu University. He was the author of the Basic Principles of Information Policy of Estonia, Code of Conduct for Civil Servants and co-authored Public Information Act.

Since January 2007, he has worked as a regional ICTD advisor for the Bratislava Center of the UNDP and from 2007-2009 he was seconded by Estonian government to the United Nations Institute for Training and Research where he was the manager for the e-governance programme.

Ivar Tallo has been promoting the use of the information and communication technologies for the public sector leaders, first in Estonia, and subsequently in Central and Eastern European countries, Balkan states, the CIS, the Arab countries, India, Malaisia, Thailand and in Africa.

He has given e-gov lectures to Presidents, Cabinets of Ministers, Ministers, Speakers of Parliaments and MPs from around the world.

In the last 5 years he has worked as a team leader in the EU financed project Transactional e-Governance Development in Armenia and as a Resident Twinning Advisor for the eGovernance in Georgia II project. Currently he is advising the Ukrainian and Kazakh governments on e-justice and digital development strategies.