Sofia Paes Data Policy Advisor Ministry, Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia

Sofia Paes is a highly skilled public-sector professional noted for her experience in data-driven governance leads digital transformation in Estonia through managing and executing numerous projects aimed at optimizing governance using data. Her commitment in driving data governance, open data, and AI initiatives has resulted in emerging a community with hundreds data governance and AI experts from different sectors in Estonia. Sofia has been essential in coordinating and directing upskilling projects in the fields of data governance and artificial intelligence among public sector personnel from various organizations. Her initiatives have significantly improved the capabilities of thousands of workers, enabling them to successfully continue building the most digitally advanced state. As a professional with extensive experience in e-governance she believes that the data-driven governance promotes societal progress and positive transformation.