Innovate NZ 2024

Digital Leadership and Visionary Strategies Transforming Service Delivery in Aotearoa

Tuesday, 5th November 2023
Shed 6 & TSB Arena, Wellington


registrations IN 2023


inspiring speakers


engaging partners


dedicated streams

2023 Overview

Every business function in the public service has undergone significant transformation in recent years, however, the key focus for New Zealand agencies has been making the right investment in emerging technologies to improve and update digital services. The Digital Government Leadership Group has led the design and implementation of a strategic digital investment roadmap to create impact and build the digital and data use and governance capabilities designed and implemented to make the changes necessary for driving citizen-centric, digitally equitable service provision.

Recent departmental efforts in the implementation of new technology and processes have highlighted the need to focus on leading the strategic transformation of workplace culture. Upskilling the digital workforce has never been more imperative for public service leaders.

To gain fresh insights into best practices in digital transformation as well as a unique opportunity to gain benefits from exchanging cross-departmental insights, join us at Innovate New Zealand 2023.

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26 + Inspiring Speakers

Hear from and network with the industry’s most senior NZ government decision-makers in data, digital, ICT, and people strategies that are pioneering the advancement of the NZ innovation agenda 2023 and beyond.

A Chance to Get Out of the Office

Join 300+ of your peers set to come through the doors of the showcase. Kick up your heels and strike up a conversation – who knows where it may take you?

An Immersive Show Floor

The exhibition floor will showcase bleeding edge technology providers that provide solutions for your most pressing challenges. Pop down in the networking breaks and explore the expo.

Check out Past Year’s Highlights

Deep Dive Into Two Dedicated Streams

Digital & CX Pioneers

Redefining the customer experience through digital state services, prioritising the skills and capabilities needed for successful CX transformation, and placing customers at the heart of New Zealand’s digital transformation.

Technology & Data Decoders

Leveraging innovation and transformation in business management, enterprise architecture, and service delivery throughout internal and external portfolios.

What Your Peers Had To Say

“The topics discussed were highly relevant to the experiences and desires of the most exciting organizations, addressing the issues they are currently facing and seeking resolutions for.”

Statistics New Zealand

“It was truly remarkable to witness a
gathering of individuals who shared similar goals and aspirations, all striving for the advancement of digital experiences for the New Zealand public. The collective synergy in the room was truly extraordinary.”

New Zealand Police

“Opportunity to learn about
successful initiatives and some ‘pipe
dreams’ of others which are less
likely to come to fruition because
there are just too many barriers and
risk challenges.”

Education Payroll Limited

2023 Inspiring Speaker Panel

Dr. Craig Jones,
Deputy Government Statistician and Deputy Chief Executive – Data System Leadership,
Stats NZ

Katrine Evans,
Government Chief Privacy Officer, Digital Public Service,
Department of Internal Affairs

Tracy Parsons, 
Chief Data Officer,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Prashant Bakshi, 
Chief Customer Officer,
New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Bill Moses, 
Chief Digital Officer,
Public Service Commission

Milica Zivanovic, 
Deputy Chief Digital Officer,
Public Service Commission

Jan Sheppard, 
Chief Data and Analytics Officer,
Environmental Science Research

Mary Craig,
Deputy Commissioner, Enterprise Design and Integrity,
Department of Inland Revenue

Discussing the Most Current Topics


#Data & Analytics




#Citizen Service

#Digital & CX


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Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gain unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with your peers from across the state in dedicated networking sessions, interactive roundtable discussions and meal breaks


Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform


Shed 6 & TSB Arena, Wellington, New Zealand

Public Sector Network will closely monitor COVID-19 regulations in accordance with the advice from the Government and local health authorities to ensure the safety of everyone attending the event physically.

It was a positive experience to connect with fellow professionals from the broader public sector who share similar roles and face comparable challenges. The speakers and panel discussions proved to be relevant and captivating. The event was truly excellent.

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

2023 Event Partners


Become A Partner

Boost Your Presence

This year, Innovate NZ will be joining forces with Cyber New Zealand to create an event filled with informative sessions and valuable networking opportunities on the 9th of November at the Shed 6 & TSB Arena in Wellington.

Take advantage of this opportunity to enhance or establish brand recognition, position your organisation as a thought leader and gain valuable face-to-face interactions with decision-makers and influencers who are actively seeking to strengthen cyber resilience. Save valuable time by leveraging this platform to build relationships and unlock new business opportunities.

Reach out today for more information on partnering with Innovate NZ and Cyber New Zealand. For more information on partnering for both showcases, contact us at [email protected]

Explore Last Year’s Content

Let’s Talk: Information & Security with Liz Maguire

Watch Here

Let’s Talk: Citizen Services with Malcolm Luey

Watch Here