GOVIS 2019


Rāpare 6 o Pipiri - Rāmere 7 o Pipiri, 2019
Thursday 6 June - Friday 7 June, 2019

Shed 6, Queens Wharf, Wellington

The GOVIS 2019 conference, Kaitiakitanga-ā-Matihiko | Digital Stewardship, is now complete.  The GOVIS committee would like to thank our speakers and everyone who attended this year’s conference, your presence helped make this event a great success and we appreciate the enthusiasm and positive spirit you brought over the two days.  We hope you found the conference inspiring and worthwhile – we sure did! 

We believe our incredible speakers provided in-depth insights into the stewardship challenges that they face in their roles, and that we as public servants are facing now, and will face in the future. We hope that you will be able to take these insights back to your agency and implement positive changes, big or small, to processes, attitudes, or outcomes. 

In order to make our next conference even more successful, we’ll be sending around a survey so please look out for it in your inbox. We thank you in advance for your comments and suggestions – we’ll be taking these on board to ensure future GOVIS conferences are relevant and reflective of you needs. 

One last big thank you goes out to our sponsors, especially our premier sponsor, Datacom, for making this year’s conference possible! 

GOVIS 2019 Programme
Click here to view the programme for this year’s conference.

Registration Options and Fees

GOVIS Members

Early Bird Standard 
Full conference registration $550  $650
Day registration $375  $425

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


Early Bird Standard 
Full conference registration $750 $850 
Day registration $475 $525 

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

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, morning teas, lunch, afternoon teas and an entry to the social event on Thursday June 6th at Shed 6, Queens Wharf, Wellington

One Day registration includes all events held on the day chosen. Thursday registrations include entry to the networking drinks event and Friday registrations includes attendance at the 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 2019 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 + GST 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 3rd, 2019. 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.


Below are the speaker presentations from the GOVIS 2019 conference.

 Thursday 6th June 2019
 Andy Higgs  (Centrality)
 Blockchain adoption as the first step to digital identity 
 Ann Bentley and Mehrdad Fatemi (Ministry of Education)  Equitable digital access for students
 Chris McDowall and Fiona Wharton (MBIE)  Lessons from the Parrotfish
 James Mowat (LINZ)  LINZ, Our Land, Data
 Julian Thomson (MSD)  Adventures on the trail to paperless approvals
 Kirk Mariner and Tiopira Piripi  The digital inclusion blueprint
 Lena Rodnyanskiy (Environment Canterbury) and Kevin Sweeney (Stats NZ) Tales of a data steward


   Friday 7th June 2019  
 Amanda Batt and Amy Williams (Department of Corrections, SIA)  Journeys with floo powder
 Dale Elvy (Stats NZ)  Data strategy and roadmap
 Emma O'Connell and Tony Eyles (DIA) Challenging but important
 Gina Rembe (Dev Academy) Social entrepreneurship as a testing ground for policy innovation
Maria Robertson (DIA)  Reimagining access to public services
 Matt Mansell (Ministry of Justice)  Hoahoa Rautaki - Strategy by design
 Neil Annenberg and Danny Molan (SIA)  Learning to listen – A cornerstone of stewardship
 Rohan Light (Decisv)  Data Ethics and Regulation

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