Bringing together digital transformation leaders from across all levels of public services, now in its fifth year!

5th Annual Government Digital Transformation and Data NZ Summit 

Summit: 27-28 May 2021  |  Pre-Summit Workshops: 26 May 2021 
New Zealand's premier and most comprehensive Government Digital Transformation & Data Summit returns in 2021, bringing together digital transformation leaders from across all levels of New Zealand’s public services to enable digital service delivery and citizen engagement. 
The event is split between keynote plenary sessions, streamed digital and data presentations and cases studies and interactive roundtable breakout sessions. 
Key Themes: 
  • Improving digital service delivery, citizen engagement and user experience through integrated citizen-centric services strategies   
  • How COVID-19 has disrupted and pushed NZ’s public sector agencies to improve their digital ecosystem 
  • How to continue the cross-collaboration drive between government agencies to deliver better shared government services and citizen-centric outcomes  
  • How to effectively unify digital with data as a catalyst for transformation to deliver efficient public sector service 
  • How to build more robust and scalable digital and data capabilities 


Alternatively, to make an enquiry contact or call +61 2 8378 4339 
Watch the highlights from our 2020 summit: 

Pre-Summit Workshops – 26 May 2021

Workshop A: Improving citizen outcomes in transformation projects through technology, digital engineering and digital infrastructure assets

Workshop B: Utilising customer-centricity principles to design digital public services and effectively managing organisational change

Featured Speakers

Siim Sikkut

Government Chief Information Officer

Estonia Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Carl Nixon

Chief Information Officer

New Zealand Defence Force

Richard Li

Chief Information Officer

Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Mitchell Pham


Digital Council for Aotearoa

Brendan Anstiss

General Manager Strategy and Transformation

Christchurch City Council

Dr Kameron Christopher

Chief Scientist - High Performance Computing and Data Science

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

Anita Easton

Head of Data and Information

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children

Steven Parrish

Chief Information Officer

Taranki District Health Board

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Reasons to Attend

  • Gain unique international insight on realising digital transformation, disruption & innovation from leading Digital Nations, including Estonia 
  • Engage and exchange ideas with over 150 like minded government digital, data and technology leaders and experts 
  • Select presentations most relevant to your organisation with dedicated break out streams for digital enablement and data. 
  • Learn from practical case studies on how COVID-19 disrupted and pushed NZ’s public sector to innovate and improve their digital ecosystem 
  • Hear from over 20 different government departments and crown agencies as they unpack the lessons learned from their real-world digital transformation journeys
  • Engage with your peers through open networking discussions and interactive break-out roundtables to share problems and brainstorm solutions  
  • Advance your analytical capabilities with data driven transformation  
  • Future-proof your projects through emerging technology and digital capabilities  

Who Should Attend?

The summit is ideal for professionals from across Central Government, Local Government, Crown entities, Statutory Boards and DHB’s. Titles that may be best suited for the program include:  
  • Digital, Business & Service Transformation heads  
  • Chief Innovation Officers, and Innovation Managers  
  • Chief Technology Officers & Technology managers 
  • Chief Digital Officers, and Digital Directors  
  • Chief Information Officers & senior IT managers  
  • Chief Data Officers, senior Data professionals, Information managers  
  • Service Delivery and Engagement heads  
  • Digital capability Managers  
  • Heads of Customer Experience 
  • Business intelligence directors 
  • Risk, information and cyber resilience managers 
  • CRM and ERP managers 
  • Corporate services managers 
  • Information services heads

Why Sponsor?

Have solutions that will help Digital, Data and Technology Leaders from NZ Government enable digital service delivery and citizen engagement? 

Looking to improve your brand recognition to get on their radar for consideration, or want to share a key message to drive awareness?  
Download the Sponsorship & Exhibition prospectus 2021 now >
Join digital transformation leaders and professionals from all levels of Government, who are meeting in May 2021 to gain access to case example presentations that will help them better understand how to increase collaboration and innovation to deliver better shared government services and insights. 
What products and solutions are they looking for?  
  • Consultants 
  • Data  
  • Contact Centre and Telecoms  
  • Digital Transformation  
  • Cloud 
  • IT Security 
Who will you meet?
  • Chief Data Officers, Senior Data Professionals, Information Managers 
  • Chief Digital Officers and Digital Directors 
  • Chief Technology Officers and Technology Managers 
  • Chief Innovation Officers and Innovation Managers
  • Chief Information Officers & Senior IT Managers 
  • Business Intelligence Directors
  • Digital, Business and Service Transformation Heads
  • Digital Capability Managers 
  • Heads of Customer Experience 
  • Information Security Managers
  • Information Services Heads
  • Service Delivery and Engagement Heads
  • Risk, Information and cyber resilience managers
  • Corporate Services managers
To make an enquiry please contact or call +61 2 8378 4339.


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Sky Stadium (formerly Westpac Stadium), Wellington (105 Waterloo Quay, Pipitea, Wellington)

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