Advisor on Information and Digital Policy, Chancery of the President of Latvia
Ieva consults the President on digital policy and information technology. Her focus is on building a strong digital Latvia, promoting innovation and technological development, while preserving democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms online.
Earlier, Ieva Ilves was in charge of cybersecurity policy at the Ministry of Defence and served as a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and abroad. Ieva spent three years in Silicon Valley to enrich her perspective on the future of technologies, worked for the EU mission in Baku, Azerbaijan and the Latvian delegation at NATO HQ in Brussels. She holds Master’s degrees from the University of Latvia and the SAIS programme at Johns Hopkins University, USA. In 2007, Ieva Ilves received the state award “The Cross of Recognition” for her contribution in organising the NATO Summit in Riga.
The abundance of data can be the driver of innovation, as well as the reason for serious security and societal issues. For now – governments and international organizations seem to struggle with their approach to addressing emerging technologies. The first steps towards building a common understanding and ambition level still seem to be too vague […]