Day One - Thursday June 19th

Time

Event

With

Where

8.00 am  Registration opens
   

The morning programme sponsor is Intergen        

 

8.50 am

9.00 am

Welcome from the GOVIS Co-President

Perspectives on Delivering at Pace from:

Hon. Peter Dunne, Minister of Internal Affairs. Government ICT Change from the Perspective of a Minister   Watch on video

Naomi Ferguson, Commissioner and Chief Executive, Inland Revenue    Watch on video

Tim Occleshaw, Government Chief Technology Officer.   

Oceania

10.30 am

Morning Tea

 

Banqueting area

11.00 am

Delivery @ Pace.
Rapidly building a global online accounting platform with a fast growing development team inside a high growth company - what are the challenges and most important elements for success?
Alastair will reflect on the Xero journey so far, specifically how they look to maintain a high rate of delivery across a global development team releasing software to a large-scale, single instance, online platform.

Alastair Grigg, Xero

Oceania

12:00 pm Buffet Lunch sponsored by Prima Solutions
After the lunch break there are four breakout streams - 3 in the Vodafone Centre and 1 in Oceania
  Banqueting area

1.00 to 1.40 pm

Taking the time to work faster: lessons from the digital frontier.
Digital technologies offer untapped opportunities to provide streamlined, personalised and easy to use government services. But how do we build momentum for transformational change?  Working across eight agencies to deliver Result 10 has focused this team on building coalitions that cut across traditional agency boundaries to speed up transforming public service delivery.

Richard Foy, Department of Internal Affairs 

Rangimarie 1

1.00 to 1.40 pm

Have it all, have it now.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s (CERA) partnership with NorthSouth GIS Ltd allows them to leverage their own cloud platform and specialist IT expertise.  This is helping CERA to fulfil aspects of the ICT Strategy including managing data as an asset, accessible, digital map services and sharing IT capabilities.  A practical, real life ICT action plan is presented and highlights how agile thinking and cloud services can be used to increase productivity and innovation.

Stephen Ferris, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority

Rangimarie 2

1.00 to 1.40 pm

Welfare reform - the challenges and the success.
Welfare reform is the most significant change to the social welfare system in 50 years.  This $50 million programme delivered ICT in three phases over 22 months, with 22 applications modified or newly built, including delivery of the first use of predictive analytics in social services. This was a journey of many challenges for delivery.

David Habershon, Ministry of Social Development Angus

1.00 to 1.40 pm

How to deliver projects at pace.
Projects@pace is a major developing theme now that the old iron-triangle of “cost-time-quality” is replaced with that of “pace-transparency-collaboration”.   This presentation with KiwiBank debunks the myths of delivering at speed. It looks at the differences between speed and pace, provides an understanding of the new iron-triangle and shows how to avoid the two biggest obstacles to delivering at pace and gives you practical things you can implement in your own business to quickly improve the pace of your projects.

Phil Jacklin,
Fujitsu and
Brian Carson, Kiwibank


Watch the video

Oceania

1.45 to 2.30 pm

Te Ara - flagship or White elephant?
From an initial launch in 2005, Te Ara - "the Encyclopedia of New Zealand" now receives 500,000 visitors a month with a promotional budget of $0! Ross and Matthew will discuss how principles of structured data, extensibility and scalability and initially based on a distributed model had to evolve as the environment changed with tightening budgets and high visitor expectations presenting challenges unimaginable in 2005. How can future developments be delivered@pace by embracing lessons learned?

Ross Somerville and Matthew Oliver, Ministry for Culture and Heritage Rangimarie 1

1.45 to 2.30 pm

Recovery never sleeps - delivering a shared services solution to coordinate a city rebuild.
Recovery from Canterbury earthquakes created pressure for delivery@pace and required an unprecedented level of cooperation between government agencies and private sector organisations. This LINZ-led project ensures that anyone who is repairing or constructing physical infrastructure can see others’ plans in advance. This is achieved via a single spatial and temporal viewer that uses aggregated data from multiple sources to help avoid expensive clashes and delays

Julian Carver,

Land Information New Zealand

Rangimarie 2

1:45 to 2:30 pm

Make it easy, make it work: service improvements for government clients.
The Client Capability Directorate at Archives NZ has been working to improve our services for the public sector. We have simplified and clarified our standards and our framework for appraisal and disposal of records.  We have a new approach to training delivery.  We are also developing an online 'records toolkit’ to provide you with better access to guidance and advice. This overview will help you to provide delivery@pace while managing information as an asset.
Patrick Power, Archives New Zealand Angus

1.45 to 2:30 pm

Benefits of workload management and intelligent distribution of work.
Workload management is critical in helping government organisations accelerate resource effectiveness and helping to improve customer outcomes through greater visibility into the customer experience.  This presentation will discuss the concept and benefits of workload management, and how it complements existing BPM and CRM solutions.  The deployment of intelligent Workload Distribution by Ministry of Justice will be explored as a case study of gaining visibility into the business and driving operational improvements.
Bryre Patchell, Ministry of Justice and
Malcolm Thompson, Gensys
Oceania
2:30 pm Afternoon Tea   Banqueting area
 The afternoon programme sponsor is Information Leadership

3.00 to 3.40 pm

Safety in the palm of your hand.
New Zealanders love the water and spend considerable leisure time on, in and under it. Imagine the challenge of developing a mobile application with different rules in each area of the marine space. The Waikato Regional Council through the collaboration with Land Information NZ, Maritime NZ, ACC, MPI, Water Safety NZ and 17 local councils have released MarineMate.  This collaboration@pace provided fast turnaround of an idea into reality: from seeking funding through to building, launching and marketing a new product.

Download Marine Mate   Apple      Android

Andrea McDonald, Land Information New Zealand and Nicole Botherway, Waikato Regional Council

Watch the video

Oceania

3.45 to 4.30 pm

SmartGate Plus - the next generation automated border. Faster, better, cheaper.
SmartGate + automated border crossing gates used a successful proof of concept for three months last year.   Software development took a small team 5 months.  Final acceptance testing was delivered early; on budget and had unprecedented quality. Sounds too good to be true? Hear for yourself why this project was so successful and seeded a foundation for rapid development in later projects.  

Julien Thomas, Customs and William Knight, Assurity

Watch the video
Oceania

4.30 pm

A final word

GOVIS Co-President

Oceania

4:30 pm

Datacom Social Event
Datacom, the conference Premier Sponsor, and GOVIS bring you networking drinks and nibbles.

  Banqueting area

Day Two - Friday June 20th

Time

Event

With

Where

8.00 am  Registration Opens
   

The morning programme sponsor is Revera        
 

 

9.00 am

Compounding organisational learning - the key to digital success.
As the rate of technology change accelerates the most important question for senior executives is “how fast are we learning?” Disruptive digital technologies create an imperative for action and also the means to enable agencies to adapt and learn more quickly. The days of big high-cost and high-risk project experiments are over as organisations increasingly compound their organisational learning in the digital government age.

Steve will present the new things others are trying, what is working, and how you can emulate and do more of it. Just as importantly, you will find out what hasn’t worked and how to do less of it. Steve will present success stories that can be shared and learned from and how they can be scaled to provide compounding benefits.

Steve Hodgkinson, OVUM

View video: Part 1

View video: Part 2 

Oceania

10.15 am

Morning Tea

 

Banqueting area

10.45 am

How to build user friendly digital services that people use (i.e. avoid launching a dud).
Andrew will share stores of both success and failure in the private and public sector.  Drawing on more than 15 years delivering digital services in the UK and more recently NZ he will share the key lessons learnt and provide a simple framework that helps a project team, senior management and executives focus on what really matters versus what does not.

Andrew will explain and illustrate through stories which stakeholders really matter, what success criteria your should focus on, what (and how) to test and how to save money. There may be some offence as he challenges conventional thinking but it will remove a lot of clutter from your thinking, distil project control and delivery down to the basics of what really matters and set you up to succeed.

Andrew Lamb, DigitalWorks Europe/Pacific

View video: Part 1

View video: Part 2

Oceania

12.00 pm Buffet Lunch sponsored by Dimension Data
After the lunch break there are four breakout streams - 3 in the Vodafone Centre and 1 in Oceania
 

Banqueting area

1.00 to 1.40 pm

Govt.nz: user centred solution.
Govt.nz has taken a new approach to design and development borrowing from user-centred, agile, iterative development techniques.   Come and learn about the principles that were used, what was learned from others and how the team led by example through a series of Web Toolkit blog posts and connections to the all-of-government programme.

Jared Gulian and Nathan Wall, 
Department of Internal Affairs

 

Rangimarie 1

1.00 to 1.40 pm

The (honest) truth of shared service implementations - the good, the bad and the ugly.
This is a story of benefit realisation occurring together with high client satisfaction, increasing staff specialisation, and developing the ability to report quantitative statistics of service use across the organisation.  Using a series of case studies, you’ll hear about DOC’s progress towards enabling self-service geospatial information access.

Duane Wilkins and Norm Thornley, Department of Conservation

Rangimarie 2

1.00 to 1.40 pm

Pareto and the art of TCO.
The 80–20 Pareto principle, states roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Mapping empirical data to the Pareto curve, this session demonstrates that 20% of our IT assets consume approximately 80% of our resources. Accepting this, where ought the savvy CIO focus their resources? This session will present data to demonstrate the "critical few" and suggest recommendations for the "trivial many”. The theory will challenge the norms for IT planning and operations and will provide suggestions for selecting the prime candidates for outsourcing and other essential insights to drive delivery@pace.
           

Peter van der Burg and
Channa Jayasinha
, Wellington City Council
Angus

1.00 to 1.40 pm

Large + successful + government  + IT + agile = census.
The Census survey is the biggest endeavour that Statistics New Zealand undertakes on a regular basis with planning and development taking several years.   Explore how the 2013 Census used SCRUM and KANBAN for IT development.  This is our story of Statistic’s five year journey of adaptation in the face of ever changing conditions and challenges, and how our responses led to successful delivery on the day.

Leon Maritz, Statistics

Oceania

1.45 to 2.30 pm

Gateway to a new life - polishing the legacy application to look new at speed.
The Web CYRAS platform introduced new ways of working to the Child, Youth and Family Applications Team at MSD. Adopting a design centred approach backed by Lean principles presented a number of benefits and challenges, requiring a cultural change. Collaborative specification, continuous testing and iterative deployment practices laid foundations enabling the team to deliver high quality work under pressure. Find out about the outcome and lessons learned in making a legacy system shine.

Tran Gilmour, Ministry of Social Development and Nigel Charman, Assurity Rangimarie 1

1.45 to 2.30 pm

Geo-enabling the business at pace.
The fusion of Business Intelligence and Geospatial data allows deeper insight into the operational data within an organisation. A Geospatial platform adds value across the business and integrates data and systems. This has been delivery@pace with engagement across diverse business areas. This presentation shares the approaches taken, systems created and business problems solved.

Trish Merz, Eagle and
Tom Wolfenden, Auckland Transport

Rangimarie 2

1:45 to 2:30 pm

Architects without borders.
Statistical agencies from around the world worked to produce a Common Statistical Production Architecture in parallel with a Proof of Concept in nine months.  Sprints and use of a wiki enabled people around the world to work together@pace. Themes in the session cover both the creation of key principles that ensured success and also the challenges of agencies - without dedicated teams - working together.
Marga Lucas and Kelly Cinque, Statistics Angus

1.45 to 2:30 pm

Bug or feature:  privacy, better public services and Gregor Samsa.
An increasing body of research into service design is reinforcing the idea that privacy is indispensable. But what does privacy mean? And how do you go about designing for privacy? Simon’s presentation will provide a broad view of what privacy is, before looking at key concepts like privacy by design and privacy impact assessment, and how they can be incorporated into project design.
Simon Rae, Office of the Privacy Commissioner Oceania
2:30 pm Afternoon Tea   Banqueting area
 The afternoon programme sponsor is HP.

3.00 to 4.15 pm

The Great GOVIS Debate
Who will win?  Delivery at pace:  fast and risky versus slow and steady.  You be the judge!

Fast and Risky
Nick Cross (Vic DebSoc)
Andrew Lamb
Jared Gulian
Slow and Steady
Daniel Wilson (Vic DebSoc) 
Steve Hodgkinson
Julian Carver

Facilitated and moderated by Jodie O'Neill from the VUW Debating Society



Watch this fine debate on video!

 

Oceania

4.15 pm

A final word or two....

GOVIS Co-President Oceania

4.30 pm on wards

Post conference drinks hosted by Oracle Macs Brewbar
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