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For the past seven years, our Government Digital Transformation Summit has fostered collaboration and the professional development of Aotearoa New Zealand’s IT public sector. Building on this legacy, we unveiled the GovTech Aotearoa series in 2024. Across two co-located events, this series addresses how we can shape a secure and equitable digital future through the three key pillars of government IT: digital transformation and services, cyber security, and data analytics. 

Recognising the unique challenges faced by the IT public sector, we’ve established an Advisory Board to support IT leaders in effectively brainstorming solutions. Our Advisory Board members help ensure that our IT events remain industry relevant, aligning with the latest trends and advancements both in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally.

Advisory Board

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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

Send your IT Team

Advance Aotearoa New Zealand’s position as a thriving digital nation by sending your team to the 2024 GovTech Aotearoa series. Gain exclusive insights into the latest IT trends, technologies, and best practices for a more secure and equitable digital future across two co-located IT events.


Benefits of sending your team to the GovTech Aotearoa series include:

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Maximise your team’s learning potential as they receive tailored content on digital transformation, cyber security and data analytics

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Build connections with peers, vendors, and industry leaders to foster relationships for future partnerships.


Gain insights into strengthening your IT and cybersecurity infrastructure to drive
organisational operations and strategic goals

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All under one roof, learn how the latest
technologies and innovations in cyber security,digital transformation and data analytics can help advance your initiatives

To register a group of delegates across multiple GovTech Aotearoa events, please contact

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Co-located Events


Discover the latest insights, tools and best practices in digital transformation to advance modern public service delivery and foster a more secure and digital future for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Who Should Attend?

CIOs, CDO, CTOs, IT and digital transformation leaders, with responsibilities in the public sector including:

  • Digital or Business Transformation

  • Digital and IT Strategy

  • Technology and Innovation Technology Operations

  • Customer Experience

  • Digital Solutions

  • Service Delivery

  • User Experience and Design

Key Challenges

  • How to implement the right processes and technologies to modernise public service
    delivery and enhance operational and workforce efficiencies without adding complexity to
    existing legacy systems?

  • How to drive digital transformation at scale, ensuring security, compliance, and delivering
    greater organisational value?

  • How to deliver seamless and personalised CX across various digital touchpoints to meet
    increasing citizen expectations and needs?


Connect and collaborate with cybersecurity leaders and technology experts across New Zealand to share the latest insights, tools and best practices to bolster the nation’s digital security and strengthen cyber readiness against evolving threats.

Who Should Attend?

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

Key Challenges

  • How to develop and embed resilient security programs to sustainably respond to advanced and more frequent cyber-attacks in the face of new and emerging risks?

  • How to implement and integrate new technologies to maintain a robust security posture without adding complexity to existing legacy systems and compromising user and citizen experience?

  • How to heighten cyber-vigilance and awareness across your organisation to proactively safeguard your data?

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