Conference 2015 - "Building Trust"

Thursday 18 - Friday 19 June 2015

Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa 

GOVIS is excited to announce the conference programme.  The conference theme is Building Trust.  Current events are challenging how citizens and agencies view their relationships with each other.  What does trust mean for Information and Technology professionals within NZ government?  How do trusted relationships develop? How do government agencies work to build trust?  How is trust maintained?

We have a range of keynotes and speakers who will share their insights and practical experience for how trust "maps" across the government and industry space.  They'll share their experiences ranging from soft skills required to build trust through to defined practices and mechanisms they have used to nuture, manage and sustain trust.  In addition, some speakers will explore those dimensions of trust related to content and audience - trusted data and information, trust within teams, within agencies or even in the international sphere.

We have a number of opening and keynote speakers - for their biographies check out this page on the website.



Social Events

This year's conference has a number of opportunities for socialising and networking. All the social events are for conference attendees only.

The social evening, hosted by Datacom and GOVIS, will be held on Thursday June 18th from 4:30 pm at the conference venue.

WhereScape are hosting a conference breakfast session on Friday 19th June at Te Papa from 7:15 am and invite you to come along. Chris LaGrange, Consulting Manager, will be presenting "Trust the data, be trusted with the data - Buidling a smart data and analytics strategy built on information security and privacy."

Post-event drinks, hosted by NZRise, will be held on Friday June 19th from 4:30 pm at Mac's Brewbar.

Registration Options and Fees

GOVIS Members

Early Bird Full rate
Full conference registration $450 $495
Day registration $275 $295

To check if your organisation is a member of GOVIS click here.


Early Bird Full rate
Full conference registration $550 $595
Day registration $325 $345

All fees are in New Zealand dollars (NZD) and include Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 15%.

Early bird registration opens on Tuesday March 17th, 2015. Full payment is required by Wednesday May 13th to receive the early bird discount.

Full rate applies from Thursday May 14th, 2015 onwards. Full payment is required 14 days after you receive the invoice or before the conference, whichever date is earlier.

Registration Inclusions

Full conference registration includes all conference sessions held on Thursday June 18th and Friday June 19th, morning teas, lunch, afternoon teas and one entry to the social evening, breakfast and post-event drinks.

Day conference registration includes all conference sessions held on the day chosen. Thursday registrations include entry to the social event and Friday registrations include entry to the breakfast and post-event drinks.

Share your Full Registration

We encourage participation in the conference and invite you to share your full registration. This means that up to three named delegates from one agency can use the same conference registration as long as only one person attends at a time. Shared registration is very cost effective if you can plan your GOVIS 2015 attendance as a team.

Speaker Registration

Conference speakers receive a complimentary registration for the day on which they are presenting and may purchase a one day registration for the other day.

Delegate Registration Cancellation Policy

All registration cancellations are subject to a $100 administration fee. If payment has not been made, the administration fee will still be charged. If payment has been made, a refund of the balance will be given provided written notification is received prior to 5:00 pm Friday May 15th, 2015. After this date refunds will only be made at the discretion of the GOVIS organising committee. Substitutions will be accepted but should be notified in writing to Paardekooper and Associates.

GOVIS 2015 Premier Sponsor


GOVIS Programme Sponsors

Aura Information Security


Information Leadership

GOVIS Breakfast Sponsor


GOVIS Gold Sponsors



GOVIS Silver Sponsors

Prima Solutions


Dimension Data


Stellar Consulting 

GOVIS Bronze Sponsors

NZ Rise




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