Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Estonian ICT Demo Center opens tomorrow

Tomorrow is going to be the official opening of the Estonian ICT Demo Center. (Sorry about the mess-up of names. The official name is "Estonian ICT Demo Center". Here is the list of VIP-s coming to the opening. Really impressive! :-)

- Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia
- Valdo Kalm, CEO of Estonian Telecom
- Jan Muehlfeit, Microsoft, Head of European operations
- Christopher Des Forges, Sun Microsystems, Head of Nordic region
- Mika Sarhimaa, Manager of HP Finland and Baltics.

The speakers will be:
- Enn Saar, MicroLink's CEO
- Mika Sarhimaa
- Jan Muehlfeit
- Tiit Riisalo, Deputy comissioner of the Estonian presentation in EXPO 2010 Shanghai.

The demo center is organized by:
- MicroLink
- Elion
- Microsoft
- Santa Monica Networks
- Datel
- Ülemiste City.

If you are interested in visiting the demo center then let us know! :-) All the participants can bring visitors to the demo center and we are glad to be your hosts.

The project team has made a great job! :-) As most of the participants brought their demo equipment on the previous and last week ... you can imagine how hectic the project has been.

If everything goes fine we gonna have a guide from Holland working there in a few weeks. :-)

Today the Demo Center got a web page! Here it is:

Monday, January 26, 2009

Estonian IT showroom

On Thursday, 29.01 the Estonian IT showroom will open. The showroom will be opened in MicroLink's office at Lõõtsa 8, Tallinn. There will be official press releases but here are some words from me about the project.

The goal of the showroom is to demonstrate IT solutions created in Estonia. For that many Estonian companies and state ministry's have co-operated and have installed some of the best and attractive solutions in the showroom. There are both hardware and software solutions on display. From cash-registers, home digital TV solutions, interactive blackboards to e-government IT systems.

The idea is that each participating company brings his own guests to the demoroom - shows them his products and also the other interesting solutions developed in Estonia. So we get a much more interesting display and much more guests.

The projects web page is at (at the moment quite empty and in Estonian but this will change in a few days.)

We hope to have The President of Estonia on the opening!

The whole project was started and developed largely thanks to Enn Saar (MicroLink's CEO). Well, I haven't seen anything like this before and it really is a fine example of co-operation, stamina, vision!

Come to visit us! :-)