Welcome to GOVIS

GOVIS is the network of technology and information professionals in NZ central government. On this site you can find out about our networking events coming up, this year's conference and also view our library of past presentations. If your agency is not a member, we invite you to join now.

GOVIS Annual General Meeting 2017


Thank you to everyone who made our GOVIS Annual General Meeting a success.


It was a great time to reflect on all we have achieved over the year, celebrate our many successful events and reconnect with colleagues.


During the meeting the GOVIS committee for the 2017/2018 year was confirmed as:

  • Rebecca Schasching (President), Department of Corrections

  • Matt Mansell, (Vice-President), IntegrationQA, Honorary Member

  • Mick Crouch, (Treasurer), Department of Internal Affairs (Archives New Zealand)       

  • Claire Benson (Secretary), New Zealand Transport Agency

  • Mark Wierzbicki, Ministry of Social Development

  • Claire Mistry, Civil Aviation Authority

  • Philip Cade, Ministry of Education

  • Andrew Black, Department of Internal Affairs

  • Philadelphia Jackman, Middleware New Zealand, Honorary Member

  • Kay Jones, Honorary Member

  • Patrick Power, Ministry of Justice

  • Shane Spencer, Inland Revenue


You can read more in the 2017 AGM Draft Minutes


GOVIS 2017 – Responsive Government

Thanks to everyone who attended, sponsored and presented at the GOVIS 2017 Conference.

We had a fantastic array of speakers; national and international and continue to receive positive feedback about the conference and how the theme of Responsive Government has spurred new insights and connections.

Slides from many of the GOVIS2017 Conference are now available.

Check out the Conference 2017 - Responsive Government page to view these.

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Monday, November 13, 2017 12:00 PM

The new kid on the block:

CERT NZ is the newest little CERT in the world and exists to improve cyber security in New Zealand meaning an increased comprehension of the threat landscape, better avoidance of incidents and reduced impact of incidents.

Since launching in April this year, in addition to having a range of cyber incidents reported to them, CERT NZ has led the response in New Zealand to the recent WannaCry and NotPetya global cyber attacks.

Come along to hear about some of the interesting things CERT NZ is doing and what they’ve seen so far in the threat landscape of New Zealand.

At this forum we will hear from:

  • Kat Norman, Senior Stakeholder Engagement Advisor will share with you who CERT NZ is, how they came to be and what they have seen so far in New Zealand.
  • Nadia Yousef, Senior Incident Manager / Analyst will share some thoughts on security controls and what’s effective in mitigating what they are seeing. Nadia will also share some real life stories about some of the cyber incidents that have been reported to CERT NZ.

Space is limited and GOVIS forums can sell out. People who work for GOVIS member agencies will be given priority for places.

A free light lunch will be provided from eatmylunch.nz. For every lunch we buy, Eat My Lunch gives a lunch to a child-in-need at school.

To register, go to Eventbrite.           

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