Legal, consulting, project leadership and know-how hub. Based in Sandvika, Norway.
Position Consulting Business Lead at NRD Companies
Areas of expertise
- Digitalization strategy
- Electronic government
- Public Administration
- Digital society and economy
- Partnership and Communication
Ieva Žilionienė is an experienced digitalization policy and strategy expert, with broad experience in national and global ICT trends, initiatives and use cases.
She has been working for the Lithuanian Government at the Information Society Development Committee, from the very start of this institution responsible for State’s digitalization, overseeing the development and implementation of Lithuania’s information society and electronic governance strategies and programs, and developing and implementing the framework for the use of EU structural funds dedicated to Lithuania’s public ICT sector. As the Director of the Strategy and later - the Deputy Director General at the Communications Regulation Authority of the Republic of Lithuania, she was responsible for the coordination of economic and technical regulation of electronic communications, postal services, and rail transport sectors, and supervision of digital trust services, such as e-signature. And now she‘s putting her experience and knowledge into leading the consulting business branch of NRD Companies.
Ieva has an extensive experience working in various multi-stakeholder, nation-broad and international groups and committees: Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications BEREC; Independent Regulators Group IRG; Eastern Partnership Electronic Communications Regulators Network EaPeReg; Board of the Lithuania’s Digital Agenda; Interinstitutional Working Group for Coordination of Eastern Partnership Policy Implementation; Commissions for EU Structural Support of Lithuania; Lithuania’s national committee for UNESCO program “Information for All”, among others. For 8 years now, she’s a Lithuania’s national expert for the global initiative “World Summit Awards” aimed to promote the practical implementation of United Nation’s Sustainable development goals through digital innovations.
Ieva has experience in developing and handling teaching and training programs, in both academic and organizational training, as well, she’s been a scientific editor of translations of Manuel Castells’ and Cass Sunstein’s scholarly books into Lithuanian, and author of various publications on State’s digitalization and electronic governance.
Ms. Žilionienė is a graduate of Vilnius University and holds a master’s degree in Sociology.