Registration and coffee
Welcome from the Chair
Graeme Muller, Chief Executive, NZTech
Innovation, strategy and moving towards 2030 & beyond
Ministerial Address

Minister is under invitation and will be confirmed closer to the event.

Opening Address: Future of Government
  • How might we reimagine the experiences of citizens and businesses and reshape Government in a digital era
  • What are the critical system settings that need to change to enable a future Government in a digital era
Tim Occleshaw, Deputy Government Chief Digital Officer
Keynote: Future focused and future thinking
  • What trends, technology and demographic changes will impact our society
  • What are the significant forces having an impact on the future of work
  • Responding in kind – preparing for, and creating opportunities for the society of the future
Priti Ambani, Director of Innovation, Tech Futures Lab
Morning break
Future Focussed series

In a series of short quick-fire presentations, we will examine the future of key areas for government development. Examining trends around data, leadership, open government and digital inclusion, these sessions will provide a unique insight into where these areas are headed.

Victoria MacLennan, Managing Director, OptimalBI & Chair, Digital Skills Forum
Pia Andrews, Executive Director for Digital Government Policy and Innovation, NSW Government (Australia)
Greg Wells, NSW Government Chief Information and Digital Officer (Australia)
GovTech and NZ’s technological advantage
Using digital tech within governments globally
Bhaskar Chakravorti, Dean of Global Business, The Fletcher School
Valuing Smart Societies: aligning digital investments to social and economic priorities
Bhaskar Chakravorti, Dean of Global Business, The Fletcher School
Tim Occleshaw, Deputy Government Chief Digital Officer
David Mould, Global Digital Advisor, Microsoft Digital
Facilitated by: Russell Craig, National Technology Advisor, Microsoft
GovTech in NZ – examining the playing field and where we are headed
  • Where is the GovTech landscape currently in NZ and what factors are at play?
  • Emerging trends in GovTech from abroad and how we can make this work for New Zealand
  • Building a community in NZ – creating a culture of sharing, innovation and trust
Dave Moskovitz, Director, Think Tank Consulting
Afternoon break
Growth of the digital sector
  • What does the growth of NZ’s tech sector mean for Government opportunities?
  • How can the two sectors work collaboratively to meet the needs of the future citizen
  • Where are the future opportunities to engage with a digital economy?
Terry Allen, Global Head of Technology Sector, NZTE
Panel: NZ’s reputation as an incubation nation
  • Fostering commercialisation as our unique opportunity for growth
  • How we can foster this, so it becomes a cornerstone of NZ’s value proposition on a global stage
  • How are we seen currently and what do we need to do to shift perceptions?
Rebecca Smith, Director, NZStory
Nuwanthie Samarakone, CEO, ICE
Yoseph Ayele, Co-founder & CEO, Edmund Hillary Fellowship
Keynote: Internal innovation – creating the entrepreneurial mindset within the public sector
  • Nurturing a culture of entrepreneurialism
  • Identifying the realities of democratic environments in effecting change in public service cultures
  • What does future leadership in the public sector look like?
Jonnie Haddon, Programme Director, Creative HQ
Jonnie will be joined by previous participants in the GovTech Accelerator programme
Summary remarks from the Chair
Networking function
Welcome back from the Chair
Graeme Muller, Chief Executive, NZTech
Collaboration and Entrepreneurial Government
Keynote: Engaging workforces
  • What are the new leadership models
  • Examples of public and private sector leadership and what we can learn from it
  • Readying leadership to lead the future workforce – how can we futureproof leadership?
Kristine Dery, Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management (Australia)
Panel: Collaboration, development and change
  • Embedding a culture of collaboration and what this means for organisations
  • Examples of Crown/Māori collaboration and how we can continue to foster innovation
  • Public, private and community collaboration – how we can utilise resources in the best way
  • What are the new conversations around risk?
Barry Soutar, Executive Director, Te Tira Toi Whakangao (T3W)
Nuwanthie Samarakone, CEO, ICE
Morning break

Join in the peer-to-peer discussions around topics around innovation, culture and transformation.
Topics may include:

  1. How do we ensure that smart societies help us humanise technology, rather than technologise humanity?
  2. Creating an innovation mindset - how can we encourage intrapreneurialism?
  3. Are we making the most of AI technology?
  4. How will work change as smart societies evolve?
  5. Ignite a high-performance organisation to achieve your digital transformation goals
  6. How are we preparing for the cyber security threats of tomorrow?
  7. Smart Regions: challenges and opportunities of digital transformation outside the main centres
  8. Keeping the digital citizen safe, simply but securely
Keynote: Innovation capabilities, mindsets and cultures
  • Helping agencies understand and embrace innovation
  • Growing capabilities – how can we grow intrapreneurs?
  • Barriers to scaling innovation – mainstreaming innovation
Dan Khan, co-founder, Zero Point Ventures
Lunch and Closing remarks from the Chair

Ticket Options

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Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The 2019 Future Government Summit will host approximately 250 attendees including invited government representatives and New Zealand digital leaders and influencers. The 2019 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.
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