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Safeguarding Aotearoa New Zealand against sophisticated and aggressive cyber threats   

21-22 MAY 2025

The CyberGov Leaders Summit NZ brings together leading CISOs, cybersecurity experts and technology leaders to drive our national digital defence forward. Join us in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Pōneke, Wellington this May as we delve into the latest insights, strategies, tools, and best practices for proactively fortifying cyber resilience and cultivating a cyber-vigilant workforce in the face of evolving threats. 

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For the past seven years, our IT events have fostered collaboration and the professional development of Aotearoa New Zealand’s IT public sector.


Building on this legacy, we unveiled GovTech Aotearoa in 2024 - a series of co-located events that address the the key pillars of government IT: digital transformation and services, cyber security, and data analytics.

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Summit Advisory Board

Our expert Advisory Board ensures that our events remain industry relevant, and align with the latest trends and advancements both in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally.

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Bill Moses

Head of Corporate

Ministry of Regulation

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Tamāra Al-Salim

Head of Business Risk and Assurance; New Zealand Defence Force; Ambassador,

New Zealand Network for Women in Security

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Kirti Desai

GM Digital, Data & Technology


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Rachael Milicich

Deputy Chief Executive; Deputy Government Statistician Insights & Statistics

Stats NZ

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Suzie Tingley

Principal Digital Advisor

Department of Corrections

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Kari Jones

Chief Data Officer

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

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Xanthe Sulzberger

Head of Data Governance & Strategy

NZ Post 

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Paul Natac

Chief Information Officer

Provident Insurance

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Steve James

Head of Technology

Woolworths NZ

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Phil Ross

Chief Information Security Officer

Air New Zealand

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Eli Hirschauge

Head of Information Security

ANZ New Zealand

Past Speakers 

Donna S Bennett

Chief Information Security Officer

U.S. Department of State

Katie Brown

Chief Executive Officer; Founder and Director; Founder and Director

Te Ao Matihiko; Te Hapori Mathiko; Social Good

Dominic Chan

Chief Information Officer | Assistant Chief Executive, Product Management

GovTech Singapore

Andrew Hood

Chief Advisor – Cybersecurity

Ministry of Education

Phil Ross

Chief Information Security Officer

Air New Zealand

John-Paul Sikking

Head of Cyber Protection

Bank of New Zealand

Jonathan Wilkins

Chief Information Security Officer

Ministry for Primary Industries

Tamara Al Salim

Head of Business Risk Assurance

New Zealand Defence Force; NZ Network for Women in Security

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Who Attends?

The CyberGov Leaders Summit is the perfect platform to connect and collaborate with CISOs, CIOs, CTOs, IT and Risk Management executives across the public sector, with responsibilities including: 

  • Cybersecurity Strategy and Operations 

  • Information and IT Security 

  • Cloud Security and Infrastructure 

  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) 

  • Data Security, Protection and Privacy 

  • Network Security and Secure Architecture 

  • Security Intelligence and Threat Intelligence 

  • Zero Trust Frameworks and Strategies 

  • Application and Endpoint Security 

  • Security Operations Centre (SOC) Management 

  • Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) 

  • Incident Detection and Response 

  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management 

  • Forensic Analysis and Cyber Investigations 

  • Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Management 

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