GOVTECH WEEK_

GovTech Week_ online conference is five days of exploration of the widths and depths of the GovTech topic. From the latest trends in public sector innovation, to startups working with government to solve global challenges and technological innovation geared towards green and equitable future – GovTech Week_ will gather global policy and technology experts, startup founders and investors to discuss the most pressing GovTech questions. Join us in this five-day GovTech adventure! 

_07 SEPT

DELIVERING THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL

08 SEPT_

RETHINKING PUBLIC SERVICES

EXPLORING TECH IN POLICY-MAKING

_09 SEPT

EMBRACING DIGITAL DEMOCRACY

10 SEPT_

_11 SEPT

INTERNATIONAL GOVTECH DAY

_AGENDA

 

DELIVERING THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL | 07 SEPT

10:15

Who Will Solve Our Climate Crisis: Startups or Policymakers?

Panel discussion with Agnė Buraitytė, Adviser for Climate, Environment and Digitalisation at the Nordic Council of Ministers

Arnoldas Pranckevičius, Head of the European Commission's Representation in Lithuania

Rytis Kėvelaitis, Vice-minister at the Ministry of Energy

Ignas Survila, CIO at Kilo Health and sustainable mobility expert

Simonas Stankus, CEO of Inbalance grid

Vasarė Krikštopaitytė, Sustainability Expert (moderator)

10:00

Opening Speech

Opening speech by Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

11:10

Creating Minimum Viable Planet

Fireside chat with Sandra Sarav, Head of Sustainability at Bolt

Žygimantas Zabieta, Innovation expert, Co-Founder of Impact Meetups (moderator)

11:45

Building Climate Startups

Panel discussion with Arvydas Plėta, Partner at Katalista Ventures

Tomas Kemtys, Partner at Contrarian Ventures

Cristobal Alonso, Global CEO & General Partner at Startup Wise Guys (moderator)

 

RETHINKING PUBLIC SERVICES | 08 SEPT

12:55

Rethinking Public Sector: Lithuania's Perspective

Keynote by Arūnė Matelytė, Manager of GovTech Lab at Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology

9:30

Government-as-a-Service: What Can Governments Learn From Startups?

Keynote by Liudas Kanapienis, CEO at Ondato

9:55

Taxes in the Age of Fintech: Exploring the Case Studies

Presentation of Case studies and panel discussion

Fintech and automated payroll tax collection: Salary payment (Estonia)

Fintech and freelancing: Entrepreneur account (Estonia)

VAT and Blockchain: VAT DLT concept (Luxembourg)

The end of the shadow economy: online invoices and online cash registers (Hungary)

Global leaders in e-invoicing: cloud-based invoice automation (Finland)

The Declaration Wizard: a new way to declare income (Lithuania)

Šarūnė Smalakytė, Head of Rockit (moderator)

11:30

Public Services for the 21st Century

Fireside chat with Ben Macpherson, Minister for Public Finance and Migration at the Scottish Government

Elijus Čivilis, Former Vice-minister at the Ministry of Economy and Innovation of Lithuania (moderator)

12.05

Seamless Government: How to Deliver Public Services Proactively?

Panel discussion with Bartosz Bliuj-Stodulski, CEO of Laboratorium EE

Frank Leyman, Manager International Relations at BOSA

Colin Cook, Digital Director at the Scottish Government

Kristo Vaher, CTO of Estonia

Audronė Sadauskaitė, Researcher at Visionary Analytics (moderator)

 

EXPLORING TECH IN POLICY-MAKING | 09 SEPT

10:45

Exploring the Use  of Behavioural Science and Neurotech to Understand Human Behaviour and Solve Social Challenges

Fireside chat with Dalia Bagdziunaite, Behavioural Science and Consumer Neuroscience Expert

Arūnė Matelytė, Manager of GovTech Lab Lithuania at MITA (moderator)

9:30

How Does the City Beat? Understanding the City Through Data

Keynote by Natalia Grau, Marketing Manager at Citibeats

10:00

Exploring the Use of Data for Urban Planning

Panel discussion with Saulė Petraitytė, Co-founder of GovTech Lab

Nikol Kirova, Urban planner at IaaC

Jacopo Hirschstein, Architect and Programmer, Co-Founder at Tekja

Alex Berke, Researcher at the MIT Media Lab in the City Science Group

Donatas Baltrušaitis, Founder at Bauland (moderator)

11:15

Data-Driven Decision Making: Balancing Between Evidence Based Policy and Surveillance State

Panel discussion with Eline Chivot, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Data Innovation

Katarzyna Szymielewicz, Human Rights Activist, Lawyer and President of the Panoptykon Foundation

Ramojus Reimeris, Head Of Unit at STRATA (moderator)

 

EMBRACING DIGITAL DEMOCRACY | 10 SEPT

10:05

Civic Expression in Digital Age: Does Digital Empower or Silence?

Panel discussion with Maksimas Milta, Head of Communication and Development Unit, European Humanities University

Edvinas Senda, Co-organizer of Fridays for Future

Roman Osadchuk, Research Assistant at Digital Forensic Research Lab

Marija Gevorkjan, Activist

Donatas Puslys, Head of Media programme at Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis (moderator)

9:30

Digital Citizen, Digital Government or Digital Democracy?

Keynote by Robert Bjarnason, President at Citizens Foundation Iceland

11:15

Enabling Civic Engagement From Vilnius to New York

Fireside chat with Darius Gaidys, Ambassador-at-Large for Digital Affairs at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

Skaidra Puodziunas, Senior Engagement Advisor at Ontario Digital Services (moderator)

11:45

Can Digital Citizens Save Democracy?

Panel discussion with Mauricio Mejia, Policy Analyst at OECD

Rimvydas Baltaduonis, Coordinator of the Civic Initiative "LTiVote"

Pablo Aragón, Researcher at Eurecat and board member of Decidim

Patrick Berckmans, Director Digital Democracy, Citizen Interactions & Web Accessibility at Belgian Federal State

Ieva Dunčikaitė, Project Leader at Transparency International Lithuania (moderator)

 

INTERNATIONAL GOVTECH DAY | 11 SEPT

12:00

Five Years of Govtech: How Has the Community Changed? 

Keynote by Daniel Korski, CEO and Co-Founder of Public

12:15

How to Set up a Govtech Programme?

Panel discussion with Justyna Orłowska, Director of GovTech Polska

Mark Elliott,  Programme Director at CivTech Scotland

Andrew Niere, Public Sector Innovation Manager at Department of Premier and Cabinet of Victoria, Australia

Arūnė Matelytė, Manager of GovTech Lab Lithuania (moderator)

13:15

Why Were Startups Critical to Our Response to COVID-19?

Panel discussion with Annalee C. Babb, Special Envoy and Special Advisor at Government of Barbados

Alan Costello, Venture Investment Leader at NDRC

Elijus Čivilis, Former Vice-minister at the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of Lithuania

Kert Pütsepp, Co-Founder of MASC

Mikk Vainik, Head of Accelerate Estonia (moderator)

14:15

Showroom: Getting Business Back on Track

Presentations from Startups about their solutions to help businesses get back on track during or after the crisis

Pard.app (Lithuania)

Bankera (Lithuania)

Zelos (Estonia)

Scottish Tech Army (Scotland)

Vistalworks (Scotland)

Jon Hazell, Strategic Account Management at Innovate UK (moderator)

14:50

Showroom: Community in the Face of Crisis

Presentations from Startups about their solutions to help community to deal with the crisis

Act On Crisis (Lithuania)

VAAB (Estonia)

Voxsio (Scotland)

Maneki (Lithuania)

#FakeHunter (Poland)

Barbara Mills, Challenge Sponsor Lead at CivTech Scotland (moderator)

15:50

Showroom: Ensuring Physical Safety

Presentations from Startups about their solutions to ensure physical safety in the time of social distancing

Wales Ambulance Cleaning SBRI (Wales)

UVIRESO (Lithuania)

ProteGO Safe (Poland)

CovidGenomics (Poland)

MASC (Estonia)

Reactec (Scotland)

Carol Sinclair, Associate Director at Public Health Scotland (moderator)