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The Real-Time Economy conference "From Plan to Practice!" took place on the 7th and 8th of December, 2021.


The conference covered:

  • success, recent developments, and challenges in the field of Real-Time Economy;

  • concrete results of the DINNOCAP project;

  • next steps to take the plans into practice.



Tuesday 07 Dec 2021 11:30-17.00 EET (GMT+2)


11:30 Gathering and COVID-pass Control 

12:00 Welcoming Lunch 



13:00 Conference Opening by Moderator Johannes Tralla 

13:10 Opening of the Conference by Andres Sutt, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology at the Government of Estonia

13:20 Award Ceremony of RTE Science Research

13:25 RTE in Transnational Context by Sirli Heinsoo, Head of Real-Time Economy at Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia

I SESSION - DINNOCAP: Digital Innovation Capacity Building

13:35 Introduction of the Session I 

13:40 Baltic Sea Region Cooperation by Kristi Aruküla, DINNOCAP Project Manager at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia

13:50 DINNOCAP: Digital Capacity Building in a Cross-Border Context by Torben Aaberg, Interregional Programme Manager at Aalborg University Copenhagen and WP2 Lead in the DINNOCAP Project

14:05 Panel Discussion: Digitalisation Practical Learning Points and Awareness Raising Examples to Follow with Doris Põld, CEO of Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITL) and the Estonian ICT Cluster; Ola Wallberg, Business Developer for SMEs at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB; Māra Jākobsone, Board Member and ICT and E-skills Project Coordinator at the Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA); Knud Erik Skouby, Professor at the Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies in Aalborg University-Copenhagen; Andres Huul, Member of the Board at Network of County Development Centres


14:50 Break and Networking


II SESSION - Innovating KYC Services to Raise the Quality of Fighting Against Money Laundering

15:20 Introduction of the Session II

15:25 Future Digital Services Based on the Data Available in State Registers by Tarmo ToigerHead of Technology Advisory at KPMG Baltics

15:35 DINNOCAP: Is Cross-Border KYC Possible? by Rainer OsanikKYC Showcase Idea Lead at DINNOCAP

15:45 Panel Discussion: Future Digital Possibilities to Raise the Quality of Fighting Against Money Laundering with Edgars Pastars, Attorney-At-Law, Head of AML at COBALT Latvia and Chief Legal Officer at Finance Latvia Association; Jukka Veikko Mäkinen, Professor of Business Ethics at Estonian Business School; Rainer Osanik, KYC Showcase Idea Lead at DINNOCAP; Raluca Prună, Head of Financial Crime Unit in DG Financial Stability, Financial Services, and Capital Markets Union (FISMA) at European Commission

16:30 Conclusion of Day I

Wednesday 08 Dec 2021 10:00-16:30 EET (GMT+2)


10:00 Gathering and Welcoming Coffee


III SESSION - Automated and Data-Driven Reporting: No Report in Perfect Reporting?

10:30 Opening Words by the Moderator

10:35 New Model for Reporting in Real-Time Economy by Andres Lille, Senior System Analyst at Tieto Estonia AS

10:45 SUSTAXO: Sustainable Finance Taxonomy for Businesses by Kristiina Kerge, Tech Innovation Lead and Sustaxo Project Lead at Let's Do It Foundation

10:55 Panel discussion: Automated and Data-Driven Reporting: No Report in Perfect Reporting? with Margus Tammeraja, Chairman of the Board at Association of Estonian Accountants; Aire Rihe, Senior Adviser at Ministry of the Environment of Estonia; Eric E. Cohen, One of the Original Founders of XBRL and the Chief Architect of XBRL’s Global Ledger; Evelyn Liivamägi, Head of Tax Department at Estonian Tax and Customs Board

11:45 Lunch Break


IV SESSION - How to Boost the Use of eInvoices and eReceipts?

12:30 Introduction of the Session IV 

12:35 How to Boost the Use of eInvoices and eReceipts? by Siim Aben, Head of Consulting Services at Ernst & Young

12:55 Panel discussion: The Future of eReceipts in Building Value for E-Services with Pirjo Ilola, Senior Finance Administration Specialist at Real-Time Economy Program; Jonas Žalinkevičius, Director at Public Institution eDelivery LT; Siim Aben, Head of Consulting Services at Ernst & Young; Martin Sookael, CEO of CostPocket

13:30 New Initiatives: TEXroad: Defining the Future of Circular Textile by Traci Kinden, Co-Founder and CEO of TEXroad

13:45 New Initiatives: Early Warning System for Businesses by Jaan ÕmblusChief Analyst at Statistics Estonia


14:00 Break and Networking


V SESSION - DINNOCAP: Near-Future Perspectives for Road Freight Transport

14:30 Introduction of the Session V 

14:35 eCMR Prototype Introduction by Egidijus Skrodenis, Head of ITS Group at INFOBALT

14:45 European Commission View on eFTI and Relevance by Lia Potec, Policy Officer in the DG for Transport and Mobility of the European Commission

15:00 Panel Discussion: How to Achieve Green and Digital Road Transport Across Borders? with Eva Killar, Executive Officer of Transport Development and Investments Department at Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia; Ulrika Hurt, Researcher on Cross-border Logistics Information Exchange, Lecturer at TalTech and Partner at Digital Logistics Centre; Heiti Mering, Founder of Digital Logistics Centre and Partnership Manager at Waybiller; Lia Potec, Policy Officer in the DG for Transport and Mobility of the European Commission

15:45 Conclusion of the Event by Kristi Talving, Deputy Secretary-General for Business and Consumer Environment at Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia

16:00-16:30 Networking Coffee


*Program may be subject to change


You are welcome to register now. The last day for on-site registration is the 30th of November.


If you have chosen to participate on-site, then please note that as the seats are limited, we will let you know ASAP, but no later than 14 days before the event, if we can host you on-site. 

If you wish to change your participation preference, please let us know by writing to




The welfare and safety of attendees, speakers, partners, and staff is the utmost priority for us. 

All conference on-site guests must present one of the below certificates together with an identity document to participate at the event:

  • Digital Covid-19 vaccination certificate, valid vaccine passport

  • Certificate proving recovery from COVID-19 (the certificate of recovery remains valid for 6 months as of relevant positive test) 

Without the certificate and identity document, it is not possible to grant access to the on-site event.  



The on-site event takes place in Estonian Business School (A.Lauteri 3, Tallinn). 

The room information will be sent to the on-site participants a few days before the event.


The virtual event will take place on the virtual event platform, which will be opened on the 1st of December. We will notify the participants about the possibilities of the platform before the event.


Due to possible travel and event restrictions caused by COVID-19, there might be changes to the event, please register early so if needed we could notify you of the possible changes. 


Please contact us by writing to with any information request you might have regarding the event. 


Please note that filming/photography will take place at the conference for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings made will appear on the event webpage and social media accounts.

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