10th Annual

Future of New Zealand Government Summit 2024

The Chief Conference Connecting NZ Government Digital, Data and Security Systems
29 August 2024 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Attendance Is For Public Sector Employees Only

The 10th Edition of the FSTGov Future of NZ Government Summit 2024 poses a redefined outlook and exploration of NZ Digital Government.

With the last two years’ Summits reaching capacity at Te Papa Tongarewa, the 2024 event continues to successfully facilitate ideation, insights and connections between a record number of public sector ministries, higher education, community-facing organisations and trusted technology partners.

FSTGov Future of NZ Government Summit 2024 marks a special edition bringing together the core leaders of New Zealand’s ICT and digital transformation with a significant agenda following 2023’s election changes, set to cover:

  • Whole-of-government system leadership and collaboration mechanisms.
  • Embedding Māori Data Sovereignty in Digital Government.
  • Entering a new age of digital literacy.
  • Steps to develop and retain a skilled workforce amid an operating model redesign.
  • Legacy systems, cloud and infrastructure modernisation.
Chief Executive and Government Statistician
Tatauranga Aotearoa Statistics New Zealand
Director - Network for Learning
Chair of Te Ao Matihiko (Māori in DigiTech)
Deputy Privacy Commissioner
Office of the Privacy Commissioner Te Mana Mātāpono Matatapu
Assistant Governor / GM Digital Solutions & Security
Reserve Bank of New Zealand - Te Pūtea Matua
Chief Data & Analytics Officer
New Zealand Trade & Enterprise - Te Taurapa Tūhono
Chief Executive Officer
Callaghan Innovation
Chief Digital Officer
Public Service Commission - Te Kawa Mataaho
Chief Data & Analytics Officer
Fire and Emergency NZ
Chief Information Security Officer
New Zealand Defence Force - Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa
Chief Information Security Officer
New Zealand Parliament - Pāremata Aotearoa
Chief Advisor Cyber Security
Ministry of Education - Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga
Chief Data and Analytics Officer
The Institute of Environmental Science and Research
Head of Architecture
Network for Learning
Chief Digital Officer and Head of Location Information
Land Information - Toitū Te Whenua
Chief Advisor to CDO/CIO
Ministry of Education - Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga
Chief Advisor
Social Wellbeing Agency Toi Hau Tāngata
Data and Information Lead
Trust Tairāwhiti
Domain Lead CISO Office
Inland Revenue - Te Tari Taake
Manager of Digital & ICT - Hauora Māori Service
Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand
Chief Data Officer
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Manatū Aorere
ICT Security and Risk Manager
Fire and Emergency NZ
Senior Information Security Advisor
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children
Data Manager
Ministry of Primary Industries
Privacy Manager
Ministry of Education / Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga
Product Manager, Business Connect
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - Hīkina Whakatutuki
Former Chief Digital Officer & Director Agency Partnering
Stats NZ - Tatauranga Aotearoa & Department of Internal Affairs - Te Tari Taiwhenua
Manager - Solution Architecture
NZ Police - Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa
Digital Transformation Lead
General Manager, Asia Pacific
  • Learn how to leverage digital technologies to optimize government service delivery.
  • Uncover strategies for standardizing digital processes and investments to reduce redundancy.
  • Find pathways to cultivate a culture of digital innovation and fiscal responsibility within government departments.
  • Maintaining Strategic Momentum: Techniques for leaders to sustain progress on digital projects, informed by New Zealand's focus on a modern, agile, and adaptive public service.
  • Cultivating Collaborative Innovations: Exploring methods to foster partnership between government and industry, building on New Zealand's digital government partnerships and international collaborations.
  • Adapting to Digital Disruptions: Navigating digital disruptions by leveraging technologies and data to benefit the people, government, and economy, ensuring resilience in New Zealand's digital landscape.


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 16 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.

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital modernisation, accelerated by AI transformation, it is increasingly crucial to prioritise the technology and experiences of both government employees and citizens.

See live, in action how you can:

  • Empower Change: Ensure smooth adoption of digital tools across agencies.
  • Ensure Compliance: Minimise risks and uphold data integrity in business processes.
  • Boost Productivity: Support users to enhance efficiency and maximise software investments.


  • Business Risk Mitigation: Promoting a culture of responsible cyber security practices within organizations, aligning with New Zealand's digital transformation strategy.
  • Rapid Reprioritisation: Tactics for optimizing cyber security budgets and resources, reflecting New Zealand's strategic investments in digital and data infrastructure.
  • Advancing Practices, Standards, and Planning: Elevating cyber security maturity by integrating advanced data analytics and intelligence, as demonstrated across major NZ Government Ministry data strategies.
  • Human Firewall: Empowering staff and students as the first line of defence while cultivating a security-conscious culture within educational institutions.
  • Opportunities for Innovation: Encouraging innovative approaches to tackle evolving cyber threats while fostering collaboration.
  • Future-proof Cyber Security Solutions: Exploring generative AI vs. general intelligence for enhanced defence strategies.
  • Building Quality Data Foundations: Best practices for ensuring data accuracy, consistency, and governance across government departments.
  • Enhancing Data Sharing and Collaboration: Explore strategies to facilitate data sharing across governmental agencies to improve collaboration and service delivery, including the use of AI tools.
  • Developing Supportive Data Policies: Crafting and implementing policies that promote data interoperability, privacy, and security, ensuring a robust framework for unified data management across all levels of government
  • How can we improve cost visibility and control within your organisation?
  • How does machine learning enhance intelligent automation?
  • What challenges arise when integrating GRC with IT operations, and how can we address them?
  • How can we optimise costs while upholding high standards of security and compliance?

  • What strategies can organisations adopt to ensure privacy compliance while supporting business processes and innovation?
  • How can organisations foster a “no blame” privacy culture that encourages self-reporting of privacy issues while meeting our regulatory obligations?
  • How can organisations measure the effectiveness of their data privacy strategies and practices, and what metrics or indicators should they consider?

  • How do we map security capabilities and maturity models to governance frameworks, and what are the best methodologies for certifying and accrediting new technologies while managing the migration of legacy applications?
  • What strategies and challenges are involved in developing new security policies within a ministry, including stakeholder engagement, and adapting to emerging cyber security trends?
  • What techniques are effective for assessing and mitigating supply chain risks, how do we implement protective security requirements, and ensure alignment with international security standards?

  • Do Government organisations understand how citizens and businesses wish to deal with Government and does this affect how we shape interactions across digital services?
  • How do we deliver services that balance the needs of New Zealanders with the requirements of Government organisations?
  • How do we form a seamless, integrated strategy to support diverse communities?

  • Developing clear and enforceable cybersecurity policies for modern enterprises.
  • The role of policy in guiding employee behavior and reducing insider threats.
  • Policy adaptation in response to emerging technologies and threats.

  • How can we utilize data to answer key business questions?
  • Where are the gaps in our current use of administrative data?
  • What steps can we take to improve data quality and integration?

  • Cross-Sector Collaboration: How can public, private, and non-profit sectors effectively collaborate on data initiatives?
  • Sustainability of Data Partnerships: What strategies can ensure long-term sustainability and success of data collaboration initiatives?
  • Trust and Ethical Considerations: How can organisations build trust and address ethical concerns?

  • Leveraging Digital Capabilities: Utilizing digital tools and data analytics to improve monitoring, accessibility, and outcomes.
  • Ensuring Data Sovereignty: Respecting Māori Data Sovereignty and incorporating cultural values in data governance practices.
  • Promoting Collaborative Efforts: Building strong partnerships between government, providers, and communities to enhance shared services and trust.

  • From hindsight to foresight: leveraging analytics for future-proof decision-making.
  • Balancing the analytical power of machines with the intuition of human judgment.
  • Ethical considerations in predictive analytics and bias mitigation strategies.

  • Bridging the gap between AI potential and practical implementation.
  • Ethical AI: developing frameworks for responsible use of AI in business.
  • The transformative impact of AI on traditional business models.

  • Turning compliance requirements into opportunities for security improvement.
  • The role of compliance in fostering customer trust and competitive advantage.
  • Balancing global compliance demands in a fragmented regulatory landscape.

  • How do you ensure your data and information programs align with and support your ministry’s strategic objectives?
  • What strategies do you use to break down barriers between front-office and back-office operations for a cohesive data function?
  • How can you effectively demonstrate the value of your data and information initiatives to key stakeholders?



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