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Future Government Summit

Future Government Summit

Serving New Zealand through a digital
public service

25 March 2020 | Shed 6, Wellington

Technology | Collaboration | Citizen-centric Engagement | Leadership

Hon. Kris Faafoi Paul James Debbie Sorkin Naomi Ferguson

New Zealand Government Department of Leadership Centre (UK) Inland Revenue
Internal Affairs

Carolyn Tremain Andrew Hampton Victoria MacLennan Kaye Maree Dunn

Ministry of Business, Government OptimalBI Āhau
Innovation and Employment Communications
Security Bureau

On our journey to a digital government we must factor in Graeme Muller
leadership, process change, digital inclusion, ethics and more.
CEO, NZTech –
The 2020 Future Government Summit is the 5th year that Co-Chair of the Summit
NZTech has collaborated with DIA and the GCDO to bring
together about 200 government and technology leaders for a
strategic discussion on how to accelerate our move to an agile

and entrepreneurial future government.

The Future Government Summit sets the direction for the growth and development of New Zealand’s public sector.
It is designed to put forward the hurdles that our public sector is faced with, and solutions to overcome them.
Key discussions will focus on:

Encouraging Government, OF WORK
Government agencies, citizens Delivering solutions that
and Governments globally help New Zealanders grow Incorporating new
to work together to deliver ways of working for the
desirable outcomes for public sector
New Zealand

The Government is working to deliver the following outcomes:

• Better results for New Zealand through a digital public service
• Improving New Zealanders’ experience with the government
• A modern agile and adaptive public service
• A strengthened Māori-Crown relationship

Thank you to our 2020 advisory panel

Alan Bell Ann-Marie Cavanagh Chris Webb Dianna Taylor


Emma Naji Jodi Anderson Rachael Milicich Stuart Wakefield

AI Advisory Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statistics New Zealand Ministry of Education
and Trade


25 MARCH 2020

8.30 Registration and coffee

9.00 Welcome from the Chairs
Graeme Muller, CEO, NZTech
Victoria MacLennan, Managing Director, OptimalBI; Chair, Digital Skills Forum; Chair, Code Club Aotearoa;

Co-Chair, NZRise

9.10 Ministerial Address
Hon. Kris Faafoi, Government Digital Services Minister, New Zealand Government

9.30 Opening keynote: Macro trends, influences and social change – what is influencing our public sector?
• E xamining international economic trends and the impact for NZ’s fiscal operating environment
•  Digital as a trigger for change – how will digital transformation and tools continue to influence organisations
•  Shifting societal influences – how and why societal trends and politically minded generations will continue to

shape public policy
• W hat will the Government look like in a liberal democratic country?
Senior Public Sector representative from Gartner

10.00 CEO panel: Cross collaboration between Government agencies in New Zealand
•  Learnings from overseas collaborations - what can New Zealand Government agencies implement?
• D elving into the role the Public Finance Act reform is playing in encouraging cross-collaboration – what are the

outcomes expected as a result?
•  Discussing the shift in the State Services Act – how does this need to evolve to allow for collaboration
• P reparing Government agencies for the future of work – encouraging digital workplaces to enhance

communications and working together
Naomi Ferguson, Chief Executive Officer, Inland Revenue
Carolyn Tremain, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
More panellists to be announced

10.30 “The Super Internet”: Connectivity, collaboration, creativity
John Booth, Business Executive, NTT

11.00 Morning break

11.30 Realising a truly digital public sector
•  The importance of a strong digital identity as a foundation for further digital transformation
•  Digital ethics – just because we have the capability, should we? The line in the sand and how we need to balance

progress and ethics
•  Digital inclusion and enabling society to interact with public sector entities
Paul James, Chief Executive, Department of Internal Affairs

11.45 Privacy, security and the current threat landscape
•  Shaping privacy laws for a digital future – how have privacy laws evolved over the years, and how can they be

made stringent for a digital future?
• E stablishing a clear balance for privacy and security
Andrew Hampton, Director-General, Government Communications Security Bureau

12.00 Data as a national asset
•  Taking data to the next level – enabling algorithms and artificial intelligence to enable deeper insights
•  Overcoming privacy and security challenges – how can we enable greater data sharing to create better

• C ommercialising data – how we can turn data into our greatest competitive advantage
Government Chief Statistician

Technolog y Citizen-centric Engagement

Collaboration Leadership

12.15 Panel: Collaboration across the sector – forming a cohesive digital strategy and roadmap
Following on from the previous session, our four speakers will join to share their experiences as they enable

innovation across the public sector.
• W hat we are trying to achieve and the challenges we have found along the way
• I dentifying the key pockets for innovation and transformation – how can we ensure change
• W orking together to effect change – coming together to enable public sector transformation
• Influencing policy direction to enable innovation
Paul James, Chief Executive, Department of Internal Affairs
Andrew Hampton, Director-General, Government Communications Security Bureau
Government Chief Statistician

12.45 Lunch

1.45 Roundtables: These roundtables are designed to provide in-depth discussions and allow delegates to participate and
network with their peers as well as solutions providers and other experts who are creating a more integrated public
sector for New Zealand. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate on two roundtable sessions, as they will
be run twice.

Possible topics include:
• Commercialising government technology – the opportunities and challenges
• Encouraging cross collaboration within the public sector
• Underpinning a strong digital identity
• Social licence for data use
• Enabling technology to increase social outcomes

2.45 Panel: The technology and people inspiring the public sector – examining AI, data, and digital influences
• A voiding AI fear and distrust – why we need to focus on creating positive, relevant and problem busting uses of AI

to create better outcomes for New Zealanders
• S ocial licence for data use – leveraging our data in protected and governed collaborations to combat social issues
•  Public sector provisioning of digital services – connecting the regional digital development hubs to demonstrate

the power in our public sector innovators
Dame Diane Robertson, Chair, New Zealand Behavioural Insights Advisory Group (Nudge Unit); Inaugural Chair,

Data Futures Partnership
Lee Timutimu, CEO & Founder, Arataki Systems
Nuwanthie Samarakone, CEO, Ice
Paul Stone, Open Government Data Programme Leader, NZ Open Government Data Programme
Moderator: Emma Naji, CEO, AI Advisory

3.15 Afternoon break

3.45 Citizen Centric approaches across government services
Focusing on the project lifecycles, the outcomes and the impact it has had on citizens, these sessions will provide key

insights into how we can continue to innovate to meet the needs of the New Zealand citizen.

3.45 Case study 1: Digital identity and Whakapapa – creating a digital identity for our Iwi
Kaye Maree Dunn, Co-founder, Āhau

4.00 Case study 2: Activate innovation – unlocking the innovative potential of the public sector, through a data-driven

Sally Hett, Innovation Specialist, Creative HQ

4.15 Case study 3: Smart cities – provision of technology and key partners to enable better provision
Michael Healy, Programme Manager – Smart Christchurch, Christchurch City Council

4.30 Case study 4: DoC Predator Free 2050 – use of technology to make this a reality
Mike Edginton, Chief Information Officer, Department of Conservation

4.45 Closing keynote: The leadership paradigm – new ways of working to enable success and
transition in a digital world

• Fostering characteristics of a future digital leader
• A ddressing the shift required in the public sector, that is essential for collaboration and innovation

whilst balancing a political agenda
• Balancing and integrating human and technology capabilities to drive outcomes
• Moving away from the “This is how it’s normally done” mentality
Debbie Sorkin, National Director of Systems Leadership, Leadership Centre (UK)

5.20 Summary remarks from the Chairs

5.30 Networking function

Expert Speakers

Mike Edginton Lee Timutimu Paul Stone Dame Diane Robertson

Department of Conservation Arataki Systems NZ Open Government Data New Zealand Behavioural
Programme Insights Advisory Group
(Nudge Unit); Data Futures


Nuwanthie Sally Hett Michael Healy Graeme Muller
Creative HQ Christchurch CEO, NZTech –
ICE City Council Chair of the Summit




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exhibitor supporting organisation

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The 2020 Future Government Summit will host approximately 250 attendees including
invited Government representatives and New Zealand digital leaders and influencers.
The Future Government Summit follows on from the successful 2018 D5 Digital Nations
Summit held in Auckland. There are limited sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at
the Summit. There are also opportunities to host your senior staff and clients as a Summit
Support Partner. Contact [email protected] or [email protected] for
more information or to book.

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