Luukas Kristjan Ilves

CIO Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Luukas Kristjan Ilves is the Government Chief Information Officer of Estonia. He has spent the past decade advancing the Estonian vision for e-government, cybersecurity, and digital economy in the EU.

Before joining the Ministry of Economics and Communications of Estonia, Luukas was the Head of Strategy at Guardtime. He led digital policy during Estonia’s 2017 EU Presidency and served as a National Expert for European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes. Mr. Ilves has negotiated EU legislation on e-ID, digital government, data flows, cyber security, and telecommunications.

Luukas is a graduate of Stanford University, a reserve officer, and a member of the Estonian Defence League’s Cyber Defence Unit. He has been decorated by the President of Estonia with the Order of the White Star for his contributions to Estonia and the EU.