Arnis Daugulis, Deputy State Secretary for ICT, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia
Arnis Daugulis holds the position of Deputy State Secretary (ICT & E-Government) at Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia. In this role, he carries responsibility of defining ICT and E-Government policy, strategy and implementation plans for the government of Latvia.
Before joining the government of Latvia, Arnis was a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and member of the management board at AS "Latvenergo", one of the largest power utility companies in Baltic countries. During 12 years at the CIO position, Arnis has accrued huge experience in running ICT function for large company, taking care of both ICT governance, business alignment, strategic development, and ICT operations. He has been in charge of many complex ICT implementation projects, aimed at driving company’s business excellence and competetiveness. As the member of the management board at AS "Latvenergo", Arnis has been responsible also for corporate telecommunication services, and telecommunications wholesale business.
Arnis has been a member of the Management Board of Latvian Telecommunications Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of European Utility Telecom Council (EUTC) based in Brussels. He is a co-founder of the Latvian CIO Forum, informal organization of CIOs of largest Latvian companies.
Arnis has received the degree of Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Riga Technical University, Latvia, and the degree of Licentiate of Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, specialised in requirements engineering in IT procurement projects. As an ICT executive, he has received extensive professional training, including project management, change management, HR management, and creative thinking. In 2010, he has graduated Executive Education programme for Professional Board Members at the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance.