Public Sector Network's Insights
In this Government Keynote session, we hear insights from Mary Craig, Deputy Commissioner, Enterprise Design & Integrity, Department of Inland Revenue, on how to develop a clear and compelling vision of workplace culture that everyone buys into, the criticality of building a culture from the ground up, embedding flexible work practices and the importance of inspiring leadership.
Join Katrine Evans, Government Chief Privacy Officer, Digital Public Service, Department of Internal Affairs, as she discusses the latest results from the Privacy Maturity Assessment Framework and what they say about government performance. Our esteemed speaker then reveals what areas we need to focus on next and how we can get where we need to be when we're juggling competing priorities.
Join Kate King, Head of Data Operations, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, as she explains how to gain buy-in from senior leadership and accomplish what needs to be done with lessons she has learned in her department, emerging workforce management challenges for leaders in data governance, and how to have the difficult yet critical conversations required to effect change. Our esteemed speaker then discusses the next steps in MBIE's data and technology literacy skills workforce planning journey.
Join Damian Pons, CEO, Spectrum Consulting and Madhavan Vasudevan, CTO, IBM Asia Pacific in this Partner session as they discuss the evolution of sovereignty's definition in technology and data collection, the importance of respecting data's significance to the Aotearoa people and how to make informed decision and gain reliable insights into the future leveraging the power of computing and sovereign AI.
In this Government Keynote session, Dr. Craig Jones, Deputy Government Statistician & Deputy Chief Executive - Data System Leadership, Stats NZ, discusses New Zealand's data landscape and developing data ethics frameworks, the future of data and ethics, how to drive positive outcomes through an inclusive data system, and future strategic plans for the Government Chief Data Steward to ensure New Zealanders have trustworthy data they can use.
Join Elias Wyber, Programme Director, Data & Reporting, Ministry for the Environment and Kate King, Head of Data Operations, MInistry of Business, Innovation & Employment as they discuss how to leverage the ecosystem's expertise and align strategies and the most effective approach to collaboration between vendors, start-ups and government, how to create a vibrant digital economy and how digital leaders can effectively communicate existing and emerging requirements.
In this Fireside Chat session, we hear insights from Jan Sheppard, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Environmental Science Research, and Heather Peacocke, Chief Advisor, Partnerships, Public Affairs, Climate Adaptation & Evidence, Ministry for the Environment, on how to use data strategically to accelerate progress in climate action, the value in Government and business partnerships in providing NZ with the data to inform and enable meaningful progress in addressing climate change, and how we can use data in innovative ways to partner with communities to ensure a real impact.
In this Panel session, hear insights from Tracy Parsons, Chief Data Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Gary Baird, Partner, Technology Consulting, EY NZ, and Oliver Thompson, Data Strategy Lead, Callaghan Innovation on how to effectively identify where to prioritize investment to ensure capability building in data use, how to build practices and lift capabilities to meet privacy responsibilities, and the safest approach to managing risks in data collection and the use of generative AI to ensure the safety of citizens, information and strategic interests.