Digital Society Committee

In 2009, AmCham established a Committee for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in order to respond to members’ needs. The main goal of this Committee was to lobby for IPR protection and provide leadership that would bring together interested partners, as well as share information with decision makers and law enforcement.

In 2019, it was decided to transform the existing IPR committee into the Digital Society Committee in order to cover the topics of the critical importance of the grown Amcham network. The aim of the DS committee is to take a bigger picture of the strategy of Estonia as a Digital Society, with long-term benefits in the form of competitiveness, growth, creation of jobs, innovation, and modern society.

The DS Committee is planning to tackle the following topics:

  • Data Protection and e-Privacy (GDPR)
  • Emerging Technologies (AI, 5G, etc.)
  • Cyber Security and Online Safety
  • Technology Transfer & IPR
  • Digital Single Market and the Future of Work
  • E-Commerce

more topics could be added as we will be shaping the new committee

Committee Members:

  1. Pirjo Jha, VAIMO (Committee Chair) 
  2. Miguel Sanchez Miguel, Archibus Hosting Services & Solutions (Vice-Chair)
  3. Toomas Danneberg, EBS
  4. Ingrid Toonekurg, Microsoft Estonia
  5. Kai Tammist, Philip Morris Estonia
  6. Kristiina Maasik, Telia
  7. Kristian Riber Kraaer, Google
  8. Kairi Uustulnd, Rud Pedersen Public Affairs Estonia
  9. Rima Valentukeviciene, IBM
  10. Oleg Shvaikovsky, Nortal
  11. Taimi Veedla, U.S. Embassy Tallinn
  12. Lise-Lotte Lääne, Sorainen
  13. Jacob Turowski, Facebook
  14. Anti Jürgenstein, Optimist
  15. Raivo Laus, Laus & Partnerid
  16. Niels Holender, Nordisk Consulting Group LLC
  17. Daria Sivovol, AmCham Estonia

Some of our past activities and events:

Digital Society Committee Holds the First Conference on the Future of Estonian Education with the Minister of Education

To view the latest position paper by the AmCham IPR Committee please CLICK HERE..

AmCham Annual World IP Day Event 2018. Press release

AmCham IPR Committee Meets with the Economic Committee of Riigikogu

AmCham IPR White Paper 2017_EST

AmCham IPR White Paper 2017_ENG

Celebrating the National IPR Day

Annual Intellectual Property Breakfast Meeting

AmCham IPR Committee Meet with the USPTO Representative, Paolo M.Trevisan

AmCham IP Committee Meets with the Ministry of Justice

Estonia should strive for a long-term strategy on intellectual property