DIGITAL LEADERSHIP | TRUSTED SERVICES | SYSTEM IMPACTS | CYBER UPLIFT | DATA MATURITY
New Zealand’s local councils service an integrated network of countless communities with diverse needs and social complexities, from the islands in the Far North District to the frosty fjords of Southland.
Digital technologies are a vital mechanism for these communities with rich and distinct cultures so that they can maintain their connection to citizens, other councils and the NZ Government at large.
Join us at the FST Local Government New Zealand conference for 2023, where we’ll explore the unique digital demands of NZ’s councils – now and in the future.
Join us where we’ll explore:
- Overcoming legacy thinking and supporting next-generation cloud technologies to improve connectivity.
- Catering to the needs of local citizens and cultures through public services augmented by digital.
- Cybersecurity strategies that are specific to local governments.
- Smart cities and IoT on the horizon and how local governments are preparing.
- The advancement of omnichannel services and platforms in line with citizen needs.
- And much more!
- Chris BuxtonFormer Chief Digital Officer & Director Agency PartneringStats NZ - Tatauranga Aotearoa & Department of Internal Affairs - Te Tari Taiwhenua
- Tom FrostProgramme ManagerFar North District Council
REVOLUTIONIZING URBAN LANDSCAPES: UNLEASHING THE POWER OF SMART CITIES
- Citizen-centric innovations: discover the power of active citizen participation.
- Empowering communities: leverage technology to empower citizens and promote social equity.
- Reshaping urban sustainability: data-driven decision-making for a resilient urban ecosystem.
Our peer-to-peer roundtable discussions enable you to engage with other attendees as they rotate from table to table.
Each discussion features one of 9 distinct topics and is hosted by a technology expert together with a government co-host to drive an engaging conversation amongst the participants.
This year's top themes span across Digital Leadership, Workforce Transformation & Development, IT Capabilities, Evolving Technology, Cyber Uplift, Advanced Data & Analytics, and more.
- Ross LynchChief Technology OfficerGreater Wellington Regional Council
- Stacey YoungChief Information OfficerMarlborough District Council
- Steve MannersChief Information OfficerTasman District Council
LOCAL GOVERNMENT TRANSFORMATION: UNLEASHING THE POWER OF CONNECTION AND COLLABORATION ACROSS NEW ZEALAND
- Enhancing communities: amplify local government excellence by fostering synergy and collective success across councils.
- Maximise resource utilisation: optimising the potential of effective resourcing and doing more with less.
- Digital literacy: levelling-up skills, insights, and capabilities for informed decision-making across services.
- Duncan BlairTechnology Strategy and Enterprise Architecture ManagerInvercargill City Council
- Malcolm MershamData and Information LeadTrust Tairāwhiti
- Megan Connew-SimmonsGo Digital Programme ManagerHutt City Council
LOCAL GOVERNMENT INSIGHTS: HOW DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES CAN ENHANCE THE WELL-BEING OF CITIZENS
- Agility at the forefront: how can councils stay ahead of the transformation curve and what strategies should be considered to ensure new technologies can quickly be adopted?
- Crafting the perfect approach: how can local governments leverage insights, analytics, and AI to serve the community better?
- Continuous Improvement: what are some ways to improve data availability, accessibility, and reusability while maintaining transparency and public trust?
- How can councils enable an adaptive architecture or business enhancement program that allows real-time response to citizen and stakeholder needs?
- Michael LovettDeputy Chief Executive, Local GovernmentDepartment of Internal Affairs- Te Tari Taiwhenua
UNVEILING NEW ZEALAND'S MONUMENTAL REFORM: SHAPING THE FUTURE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
- Community resilience: explore the importance of cooperation between local authorities, stakeholders, and the community to achieve effective governance and ensure long-term sustainability.
- Adapting quickly in an ever-changing environment: delve into the transformative implications that proposed changes hold for local government, highlighting the need for agile decision-making, innovative approaches, and adaptable strategies.
- Local Democracy is inalienable – but scale matters for some things.
Delegate attendance is reserved for Government Officials ONLY (includes local, state, federal government, utilities and university employees).
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