Chris Buxton

Former Chief Digital Officer & Director Agency Partnering

Stats NZ - Tatauranga Aotearoa & Department of Internal Affairs - Te Tari Taiwhenua

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Chris Buxton is a recognised thought leader and international speaker, in digital operations and unleashing data. He is the former Chief Digital Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at Statistics New Zealand. He is a champion of big data and analytics to drive citizen engagement and drive performance; and has led strategic initiatives to transform his department into a centre for innovation, flexibility, adaptability and responsiveness to customer needs.

Chris has extensive experience in the data field with previous roles in the UK and NZ Defence and intelligence communities specialising in Cryptography, Electronic Warfare and Signals Intelligence. Prior to joining Stats NZ Chris was the Chief Information Officer for the NZ Foreign Intelligence Agency, Government Communications Security Bureau. In this role, he led the delivery of data processing, analytic and visualisation capabilities, as well as national and international digital federation and interoperability.

Next Appearance
Future of New Zealand Government Summit 2024
27 Speakers
7 Sponsors
Elle Archer
Chair - Te Matarau, The Māori Tech Association
Liz MacPherson
Office of the Privacy Commissioner Te Mana Mātāpono Matatapu
John Baddiley
Reserve Bank of New Zealand - Te Pūtea Matua
Bryan Ng
New Zealand Trade & Enterprise - Te Taurapa Tūhono
Stefan Korn
Callaghan Innovation
Milica Zivanovic
Public Service Commission - Te Kawa Mataaho
Opening Keynote: Innovative Solutions: Harnessing Digital Solutions for Governmental Savings
Executive Think Tank: How Does New Zealand Deploy Innovation to Solve Legacy Challenges and Harness Emerging ICT?
Panel Discussion: Cyber Resilience in Action: How New Zealand Navigates Emerging Cyber Threats in its Digital Ecosystem.
Panel Discussion: Unifying Data for Enhanced Government Services in New Zealand
Closing Keynote
Future Gov New Zealand 2024
29 August 2024
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Wellington NZ skyline at sunset
30 August 2023
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Speaker on stage presenting at FST Gov Victoria 2022
31 August 2023
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Wellington NZ skyline at sunset
30 August 2023
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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